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.

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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.

MILLIKIN SCHOOL OF THEATRE & DANCE
MAINSTAGE SEASON

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

Aryana Johnson
AIGA Student Design Conference
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 10:00am
AIGA Student Design Conference Arts Technology and Design students engaged in performance learning off campus at the AIGA Student Design Conference on February 10. Juniors and seniors in...
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Winter Break in Spain for Kari Margolis Conference
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:45am
Winter Break in Spain for Kari Margolis Conference During Winter Break in January of 2018 current Theatre/Dance student Katie Meyer (BFA Acting '18), alum Lexi DeSollar (BFA Acting '16)...
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School of Theatre and Dance Presents Guest Artist, Adriano Cabral
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:30am
School of Theatre and Dance Presents Guest Artist, Adriano Cabral On March 23rd and March 24th, the School of Theatre and Dance will be hosting a very important guest, Adriano Cabral, to...
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College of Fine Arts Theatre & Dance
Millikin Alum Goes Full Circle with Jazz Age Musical
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:15am
Millikin Alum Goes Full Circle with Jazz Age Musical Shortly after graduating from Millikin with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, Ian Liberto (’05) was cast in a bus and truck national...
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Arts Tech Expo
College of Fine Arts
Arts Tech Expo
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:15pm
Arts Tech Expo On December 7, 2017, the Arts Technology Department finished the semester by celebrating student artwork and ventures that integrate business, technology, and creativity....
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Center for Theatre & Dance
Arts College of Fine Arts Theatre & Dance
Center for Theatre and Dance to Open in Fall 2020
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 3:15pm
Have you heard the news? Millikin recently announced plans to break ground in 2018 on a new Center for Theatre and Dance, with the building targeted for a fall 2020 opening. The $29 million...
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Rock U
College of Fine Arts Music
It’s Only Rock and Roll … But They Like It!
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 1:30pm
“I know it’s only rock and roll, but I like it.” — “It’s Only Rock and Roll” 1974 Rolling Stones hit by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards The Stones aren’t alone. Judging...
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Johnny Power
Arts College of Fine Arts
Faculty Spotlight: Johnny Power
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:15am
​Arts@Millikin: How long have you been at Millikin, and what is your title? Johnny Power: I have been an adjunct professor of art for the past five years. AAM: What appealed to you about...
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College of Fine Arts
Design Leader, Jacinda Walker, on Campus
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 2:45pm
Design Leader, Jacinda Walker, on Campus The Arts Technology Department and the Center for Entrepreneurship hosted design leader, Jacinda Walker, on campus for two days this past October...
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College of Fine Arts Patrons Society
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:30am
College of Fine Arts Patrons Society The Millikin University College of Fine Arts Patrons Society was created to benefit the over 600 Millikin student-artists participating in nearly 20...
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