The Arts at BGSU

Welcome to The Arts at BGSU! 

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.

Virtual Arts Series 2020

SEEN+HEARD: Conversations About Sexual Assault, Abuse and Rape

Exhibition Open: August 26 - September 25, 2020 in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Galley

This portrayal of survivors through photographs by Cleveland based artist Honey Lazar, accompanied by their recorded stories, is a powerful testament to the power of telling.

A virtual discussion with participant/survivors in the exhibition, Seen + Heard: Conversations About Sexual Assault, Abuse and Rape.


Sexual Assault: The Conversation Continues

WebEx Event | Thursday, September 24, 7:30 to 9pm EST

A virtual discussion with participant/survivors in the exhibition, Seen + Heard: Conversations About Sexual Assault, Abuse and Rape.

There is no cost to attend virtual programs. 

Click HERE to register.

The registration password is Seeing.

You will receive a confirmation email with the WebEx Event link. This link will also be re-emailed to you prior to the program.

*CAUTION: This discussion may contain content that may be triggering to some attendees and victims of sexual assault, abuse, and rape. Before registering, viewer discretion is advised.

Guests with disabilities are requested to indicate if they need special services, assistance or appropriate modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting Accessibility Services, 419-372-8495 prior to the event.

Coming Soon


Ruth Awad is an award-winning Lebanese-American poet whose debut poetry collection Set to Music a Wildfire (Southern Indiana Review Press 2017) won the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize and the 2018 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. She is the recipient of a 2020 and 2016 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, The Believer, The Rumpus, The Missouri Review Poem of the Week, Sixth Finch, Crab Orchard Review, and elsewhere.

Her work also appears in the anthologies New Moons: Contemporary Writing by North American Muslims (Red Hen Press, 2021), Making Mirrors: Writing/Righting by and for Refugees (Interlink Books, 2019), The Orison Anthology, Vol. 3 (Orison Books, 2019), Bettering American Poetry Volume 2 (Bettering Books, 2017), The Hundred Years' War: Modern War Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2014), New Poetry from the Midwest 2014 (New American Press, 2015), and Poets on Growth (Math Paper Press, 2015). She won the 2012 and 2013 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize and the 2011 Copper Nickel Poetry Contest, and she was a finalist for the 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. She and Rachel Mennies co-edited The Familiar Wild: On Dogs & Poetry, an anthology forthcoming from Sundress Publications in 2020.


Screen Play: An Evening of Screenwriting

October 15, 2020 at 7:30 pm (via Zoom)

The event features informal staged readings of two short screenplays: Good Natured by Ahmad Ghanim and Cuyahoga '69 by Johnny Catalano.

Good Natured is a slice of life drama about Anisa’s experiences as a Palestinian immigrant living in a Midwest city marked by anti-Muslim prejudices. Set in the late 2000s, the economic crisis shapes her prospects and those of Maren, a working-class local who she meets at a low-wage job. The story illuminates their lives and explores the possibility of surmounting cultural divisions.

Cuyahoga '69, set in the suburbs of Cleveland in the turbulent years of the Vietnam War, centers on James, a longhaired, music-loving high-school senior whose life is changed suddenly and completely when he receives his draft notice. The event escalates existing conflicts with his father, a World War II veteran who longs for his combat days, the only time he ever felt like a real man.         

Thoughtful discussions involving the author, the audience, and the performers follow each reading. The conversations will consider the authors’ inspirations and explore questions about story structure, characterization, tone, and dialogue.   

Zoom Link for Event - October 15th, 7:30

Meeting ID: 833 3466 3510

Passcode: 889769


Cineposium: Selected Short Films 

Premiere: October 29, 2020 at 7:30 pm (on Vimeo)

Cineposium features student films created in courses such as Cinematography, Editing-Image-Sound, Sync-Sound Production, Applied Aesthetics for the Moving Image, and Capstone Projects in Film.

Link to Vimeo Page Pending