College of Fine Arts and Kirkland Events

Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the College of Fine Arts and the Kirkland Fine Arts Center will be either postponing or canceling all arts events on campus until further notice.

With time and your patience, we will respond to requests for refunds for purchased tickets.  However, should you wish to forego a refund, we will be grateful for your donation to the arts at Millikin University.

In the event that Kirkland Fine Arts Center or the College of Fine Arts is able to reschedule an event, patrons will be notified of the new event details as soon as possible.

The arts at Millikin thrive through your patronage and support. We appreciate your patience as well as your generosity and understanding in the challenging days and weeks to come.

For further information on Millikin University’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, please visit millikin.edu/health/coronavirus-and-covid-19.

 


Find Your Passion

The arts are a living and vital part of Millikin's culture, as almost a quarter of Millikin students study within the College of Fine Arts. With art shows, concerts, theatre productions, and presentations every week, our campus is alive with the talents of our fine arts students. All students are welcome to experience the arts at Millikin through these venues, as well as through on-campus courses and off-campus and study abroad experiences. Through our vast array of musical, theatrical, and visual arts, students are continually being challenged and changed for the better in the College of Fine Arts.

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See the Arts Come Alive

View all of Millikin's upcoming art events from the School of Theatre and Dance, School of Music, Art Department, and Kirkland Fine Arts Center 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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Art Facilities

The arts are a living and vital part of Millikin's culture, as almost a quarter of Millikin students study within the College of Fine Arts. With art shows, concerts, theatre productions, and presentations every week, our campus is alive with the talents of our fine arts students. All students are welcome to experience the arts at Millikin through these venues, as well as through on-campus courses and off-campus and study abroad experiences. Through our vast array of musical, theatrical, and visual arts, students are continually being challenged and changed for the better in the College of Fine Arts.

Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Kirkland Fine Arts Center

The Center is home to a 1,903 seat auditorium and houses several music and choral facilities, lecture halls, art galleries, and other multipurpose rooms.

Kaeuper Hall

Kaeuper Hall

Kaeuper Hall hosts weekly School of Music recitals, guest instrumental and vocal performances, opera rehearsals, and other intimate concerts.

Perkinson Art Gallery

Perkinson Art Gallery

The Perkinson Art Gallery is a premiere venue for the exhibition of visual art and cultural events in central Illinois.

Lower Gallery

Lower Gallery

The Lower Gallery is used for Senior Fine Arts shows and guest artists, located opposite of the Perkinson Art Gallery down a set of steps.

Albert Taylor Theatre

Albert Taylor Theatre

Annual productions by the School of Theatre & Dance, School of Music, and Opera Program are all held in this theatre as well as lectures, classes, and rehearsals.

Blue Connection

Blue Connection

Blue Connection is Millikin University’s retail art gallery located in the Madden Arts Center in Downtown Decatur.

BC Studios

BC Studios

BC Studios is Millikin University's arts and business incubator located in the lower level of Blue Connection.

Perkinson Music Center

Perkinson Music Center

School of Music is the only all-Steinway school in Illinois and features a computer-assisted lab equipped with the latest music technology available.

Studio Gallery

Studio Gallery

A multi-functional gallery space used for impromptu art class critiques, student senior exhibits, and formal juried exhibits by visiting artists.

media arts center

Media Arts Center

The Media Arts Center serves as a teaching space for classes in departments such as Arts Technology, Art, and English.

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