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Arts and Culture

A student at an art show

Visual Arts

Enjoy artwork on display across the BSU campus including the Turchon Tunnel mural and sculptures of bears, Baryshnikov and Martin Richard. View exhibitions in many BSU buildings, particularly the Art Center and the Maxwell Library but also the Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center, the Moakley Center, and the Wellness Center in Weygand Hall.

Wallace Anderson Gallery

Located in the Art Center on School Street, the Wallace L. Anderson gallery supports the educational and cultural mission of Bridgewater State University and serves as a laboratory for the production, exhibition, and critical discussion of works by living artists. This mission is dedicated to fostering the understanding of works of art, and to stimulating appreciation for and advancing the knowledge of art at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards.

Art and Art History

The Department of Art and Art History explores art forms across a diversity of perspectives and disciplines, challenging our students to delve into the history, analysis and creation of evocative artwork. The department offers an immersive education and well-equipped facilities:

  • 3 graphic design studios
  • Metals studio
  • Ceramics studio
  • Painting studio
  • Printmaking studio
  • Drawing studio
  • 2-D design studio
  • Sculpture studio
  • Analog and digital photography lab w/lighting studio
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Performing Arts

Dance

Through the Department of Dance, our bustling dance community produces three productions each year, including a residency performance with professional artists at the cutting edge of the art and two student-based concerts featuring advanced choreographers and dancers.

Music

BSU's music program offers several vocal and instrumental performances throughout the year by department curricular and extra-curricular ensembles and bands. Performances take place across campus including in Boyden Hall's Horace Mann Auditorium and the Rondileau Student Union Auditorium as well as off campus. The Department of Music also hosts Middle and High School Band Festivals and a Jazz Festival.

The cast of Once Upon a Mattress

Theater

The BSU Department of Theatre presents four mainstage productions annually in the 1,300-seat Rondileau Student Union Auditorium. The productions usually include two plays, a musical, and an experimental work. Any interested student is invited to audition for productions.

The Ensemble Theatre sponsors and produces student-directed studio productions, workshops, and social and educational activities. It is open to all students interested in theatre.

Founded by theatre department faculty, BSU's Family and Performing Arts Center brings high-quality, family-centered arts programming to campus. Productions have included The Wizard of Oz, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Shrek the Musical, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Once Upon a Mattress, Mary Poppins and Seussical the Musical.

Performing Arts at BSU