The Arts

Welcome! The Arts at Bowling Green State University continue to flourish and stretch the boundaries of knowledge and imagination. You can experience the strength of our traditions and the inspiration of our creative innovations.

Comprising the College of Musical Arts, the School of Art, the Department of Theatre & Film and the Creative Writing Program, The Arts at BGSU function as an interdisciplinary unit, promoting a culture of creativity both on our campus and in our community.

Join us! We look forward to sharing our performances, galleries, lectures, and research with you. View our complete event calendar here.

BGSU Arts is Where People Connect


Dawn UpshawDawn UpshawSpring 2018 at BGSU brings four premier arts events to campus amid a full calendar of other arts events, all designed to entertain, be thought-provoking and to encourage patrons to connect with others who appreciate the value of the arts.  The premier arts events include an evening with Soprano Dawn Upshaw (& Gilbert Kalish on piano)Maria SchneiderMaria Schneider at 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 18 in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center, and a Jazz Week event featuring jazz composer Maria Schneider as she leads the Jazz Band 1 in a one-of-a-kind concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 30 in Kobacker Hall.


In between Upshaw and Schneider's visits, on March 23 and 25, the BGSU Opera Theatre will present Mozart's Così fan tutte. Blessed with a musical score that is one of the greatest treasures of Western Civilization, Così fan tutte features two sisters, Fiordiligi and Dorabella, who are persuaded, because of a wager, to engage in a flirtation with two exotic handsome “foreigners,” while their sweethearts supposedly are off fighting a war. No one is innocent, and no one comes away with clean hands in this comedy of deception, mistaken identity, and ambiguous emotional and sexual politics. Come and empathize with human nature in its foibles, falsehoods, frustrations, and funniness, guided by the expert hand of the most human Mozart.


Bravo! BGSU returns for the fourth year  in the Wolfe Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. with a variety of the arts showcased throughout the evening, a special guest appearance by Academy Award-winning actress and BGSU alumna Eva Marie Saint, and an exciting silent auction that will allow attendees or those unable to attend the event to bid on any of the experience-based packages.

The final  premier event for spring is The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill and presented by the BGSU Department of Theatre and Film.  The play runs April 19-22 in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts.

Additional arts events are listed in the BGSU calendar.


Fine Arts Galleries

From contemporary exhibitions, to faculty and student shows, the Fine Arts Center Galleries at BGSU offer the community numerous opportunities to view work by some of the most talented and successful artists in the region.

Gallery Hours during school year exhibitions:
Tues - Sat: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thurs: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sun: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m

Performance Venues

Beyond our beautiful galleries, the Arts at BGSU has a variety of performance spaces both large and small, such as the 850-seat Kobacker Hall, the 250-seat Bryan Hall, and the renowned Wolfe Center for the Arts.

Kobacker Hall

Bryan Hall

To our guests with disabilities, please indicate if you need special services, assistance, or accommodations to fully participate in these programs by contacting: Theresa Clickner,, College of Musical Arts, 419.372.2506, Theatre, Film and Dance, 419.372.8171; Jacqueline Cummins,, Creative Writing, 419.372.0561; Brett Holden, Gish Film Theater, 419.372.4474; or Lisa Molnar,, School of Art, 419.372.2786. Please notify us ten days prior to the event.