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45th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

The Anderson Gallery recently celebrated the opening of the 45th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition with a public reception and award ceremony.
March 3, 2016

J-Term propels record label

Drake students dive deep into music, media, and money—bringing a live show to the Drake neighborhood while experiencing the workings of the recorded music industry.
February 24, 2016

Violinist/social activist Mazz Swift to deliver Myron Marty Lecture

Violinist, social activist, and cultural ambassador Mazz Swift will deliver the 2015-2016 Myron "Mike" Marty Arts and Humanities Lecture at Drake University. The evening of collaborative performance and commentary is set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in the Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center, 2505 Carpenter Ave. The event is free and open to the public; tickets […]
February 22, 2016

Drake choir offers Singing Valentines as tour fundraiser

Drake Choir is sponsoring several upcoming events to support the group's 2016 concert tour of Latvia, Estonia, and Finland.
February 1, 2016

Keys to Excellence features Nicholas Phillips

Nicholas Phillips, associate professor of piano at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will present the next concert in Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series.
February 1, 2016

Drake music major becomes 'youngest senior living resident in Iowa'

Drake University senior Haley Jenkins will live rent-free at Deerfield Retirement Community this semester in exchange for a little musical entertainment.
January 4, 2016

Drake Theatre debuts "Fiorello!" in time for caucus season

Fiorello, a Pulitzer Prize-winning musical perfectly timed for this political season, runs Nov. 19-22 at Drake University.
November 2, 2015

Drake Theatre presents two student-produced short plays

The Drake University Department of Theatre Arts will present two student produced short plays in one performance, beginning Friday, Oct. 30 in the Studio Theatre of the Harmon Fine Arts Center.
October 26, 2015

Metrick-Chen publishes article in Hyperallergic

Lenore Metrick-Chen, associate professor of art history in the Department of Art and Design, published “We’ve Always Been Here: A Portrait of the US by Two Black Artists” in the web outlet Hyperallergic.
October 21, 2015

Keys to Excellence Concert Series launches third season

Princeton University faculty pianist Francine Kay kicks off the third season of Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series, which raises awareness of Drake's fundraising efforts for the purpose of purchasing 70 brand new Yamaha pianos for the music department.
October 20, 2015

IDEAS AT WAR: American Propaganda Posters of WWII

Exhibition features over fifty original posters produced by American designers to persuade the public to support wartime efforts Drake University's Anderson Gallery will open its new season with “Ideas at War: American Propaganda Posters of World War II,” an exhibition featuring more than 50 original wartime posters from the collection of the State Historical Museum […]
August 28, 2015

Drake introduces new Zenith Chamber Music Festival, Aug. 18-21

Zenith Chamber Music Festival features free, daily performances at four locations in Des Moines. Zenith is scheduled for August 18-21 and is hosted by Drake University.
June 11, 2015

Drake Theatre presents Irish musical “A Man of No Importance”

The Drake University Department of Theatre Arts will present the Irish musical “A Man of No Importance," April 30-May 3.
April 27, 2015

Memory Prints

For Phillip Chen, inspiration is everywhere: an antique spike from a circus tent, the stories of his great-grandfather working in a California gold mining town, or even the rock piles his children arrange in their backyard. From this collection of materials, ideas, stories, and histories, Chen, professor of art and design and printmaker, creates works […]
April 21, 2015

Art Imitates Life

It is a masterful design of cells and tissue, organs and vessels, ligaments and bone. The human body is a work of art. Dr. Meyer Emanuel understood its intricacies and translated them with brush and palette. The urologist and gastrointestinal surgeon took to the canvas at age 55, and over the next three decades produced […]
April 21, 2015