Arts @ Millikin

View all of Millikin's upcoming art events from the School of Theatre and Dance, School of Music, and Art Department below. Stay up-to-date with Arts@Millikin, which is a monthly newsletter administered by the College of Fine Arts to share news and happenings across all of our programs and venues at Millikin.

September 2019

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School of Music

September 21, 2019, 7:30pm
Experience the powerful dissonance and driving rhythms of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.
September 23, 2019, 4:30pm
This concert  will feature the Festival Choir, Student Solo Competition Winners, Director's Choir, and the Millikin University Choir for a won
September 27, 2019, 7:30pm
Join the School of Music for its opening night preview event showcasing Millikin's top student ensembles in their first performance of the year.
September 28, 2019, 3:00pm
Millikin Choir Alumni Concert Current members join alumni of the University Choir in its first extended program of the year.
October 2, 2019, 12:15pm
Once a month art events featuring Millikin and community art and music, hosted by the Decatur Area Arts Council.
October 6, 2019, 4:00pm
In the first event of the 2019-20 Faculty Recital Series, join Steinway artist Dr.

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra

September 21, 2019, 7:30pm
Experience the powerful dissonance and driving rhythms of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.
October 26, 2019, 7:30pm
Contemplate the heroic struggles of key figures in literature and western music with a program featuring the work of Gounod, Mahler, and Shostakovi
February 1, 2020, 7:30pm
Celebrate the centenary year of the Nineteenth Amendment with a concert dedicated to the legacy of revolutionary women and their allies.
February 29, 2020, 7:30pm
Since its premiere in 1808, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony has attained worldwide renown, influencing composers of symphonies and chart-topping hit son
April 18, 2020, 7:30pm
O Fortuna! The MDSO and Millikin Union of Choirs come together to perform Carl Orff’s epic Carmina Burana.

Perkinson Art Gallery

Hidden Mothers
September 9, 2019 8:09 AM
The series, Hidden Mothers, comprised of photographic portraits and laser cut fabric, references the early usages of photog
World War II Poster Exhibit
October 28, 2019 9:10 AM
When Britain and France went to war with Germany in 1939, Americans were divided over whether to join the war effort.
A*C*E* Annual High School Art Exhibition
November 18, 2019 9:11 PM
The Annual A.C.E.
Central Illinois High School Art Teacher Biennial Exhibition
December 2, 2019 9:12 PM
This will be our inaugural exhibition showcasing the artistic creations of the Central Illinois Area Art Teachers.
Simon Levin "Lineage", Studio Conversations between Simon Levin & Apprentices
February 3, 2020 9:02 PM
Simon Levin has been working in clay since 1990. He is a full time studio potter working exclusively with wood firing.
Annual Student Art Show
March 30, 2020 9:03 AM
The Annual Student Art Show features freshman through junior art students’ work.
  • The School of Music

    Music is life at Millikin. Our accomplished faculty will show you that dreams and reality aren’t so far apart as they play alongside you, learn with you, and help develop the talent you’ve only begun to tap into!

  • The Millikin School of Theatre & Dance

    Millikin's School of Theatre and Dance is a nationally-recognized program, offering conservatory style training rooted in a liberal arts education. Our students learn by practicing their craft at a high level throughout their training, with and for successful practitioners including our faculty, staff, alums and theatre professionals across the industry.

  • Art Department

    Here in the Art Department, we offer a wide range of experiences ranging from techniques employed in computer art and design, to the immersion in various studio practices of creation and critique. Through it all, we make an effort to connect the theoretical to the practical through lectures, exhibitions, studio practice, seminars and internships. We invite you to come and see what we are doing.

  • Kirkland Fine Arts Center & The College of Fine Arts

    Kirkland Fine Arts Center serves as a cultural storefront for Millikin’s College of Fine Arts. We are committed to supporting artistic endeavors, opening minds, inspiring hearts, and providing rich community experiences. Making memories; shaping futures. Join us as we explore conception, performance, social consciousness, and thought-provoking art-forms.


October 10, 2019 7:10 PM
Medea is a wife, a mother, and a powerful sorceress. When her husband, Jason, abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and
October 26, 2019 1:10 PM
Co-produced with the Golden K (Kiwanis), this production for children playfully discovers many ways to enter and to exit situations and when the in-
November 15, 2019 7:11 PM
"Who says that murder's not an art?" The Cook County Jail gets turned on its ear when Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly vie for the attention of the
December 12, 2019 7:12 PM
 Light, space, music, and movement come together to delight, provoke, and inspire us in this annual concert of original dance, performed and
February 20, 2020 7:02 PM
In this new imagining of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic operetta, 'The Pirates of Penzance', our 'pirates' are members of a 50's biker-gang and are
March 26, 2020 7:03 PM
Horton the Elephant lives happily in the Jungle of Nool - until he hears a cry for help that he can't ignore. Based on the classic stories of Dr.

College of Fine Arts News

Ty Defoe
Storytelling Workshop with Ty Defoe
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 11:15am
Storytelling Workshop with Ty Defoe On November 28, guest artist Ty Defoe visited Millikin's campus to hold a storytelling workshop and spend time with students and faculty talking about...
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Arts Technology Field Trip
College of Fine Arts
Arts Technology Field Trip
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 11:00am
Arts Technology Field Trip On October 23, Arts Technology Chair Jessa Wilcoxen and several students went to St. Louis of for an action packed day trip. They participated in multiple...
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Martin Atkins
College of Fine Arts
Public Image? Unlimited!
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 9:30am
Public Image? Unlimited! Millikin’s Coordinator of Music Business, Martin Atkins, has been at the center of the industry for more than 40 years. The past 3 weeks, however, have been...
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College of Fine Arts
Welcome home, MU!!!!
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 2:45pm
Welcome home, MU!!!! Homecoming is a special time for ALL of our Big Blue family – and the variety of activities taking place this weekend, October 5-7, reflects the wide range of...
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Faculty Recital Series
College of Fine Arts
Faculty Recital Series
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:00pm
Faculty Recital Series:  The 2018-19 Season at a Glance Millikin University School of Music is pleased to announce an exciting fifth season of the Faculty Recital Series. The...
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Perkinson Music Center
Celebrating the School of Music Faculty
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 11:45am
Celebrating the School of Music Faculty The Millikin School of Music will begin its yearlong celebration honoring the work of five retiring faculty members occurring at the end of the 2018...
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Kirkland Fine Arts Center
College of Fine Arts
The Art of Collaboration
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 11:15am
The Art of Collaboration This season, the events on the Kirkland Fine Arts Center’s series have been chosen to align with the curricula of the College of Fine Arts, and with Millikin’s...
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College of Fine Arts
Support the Arts@Millikin!
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 11:15am
Support the Arts@Millikin! A significant part of the education of an artist takes place outside the traditional classroom. Through Performance Learning, Millikin student artists must...
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Laura Ledford
College of Fine Arts
Welcome to a New Season in the College of Fine Arts
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 10:00am
Welcome to a New Season in the College of Fine Arts The student and faculty artists of Millikin’s College of Fine Arts have sustained a reputation for excellence in the visual and...
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Faculty Spotlight: Jim Schietinger
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 2:45pm
Some excellent advice from his father led art professor Jim Schietinger to a lifelong career in the arts. “I knew I didn’t want a 9 to 5 every day kind of job,” says Schietinger. “That...
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