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.

Featured Premier Arts Events

Desiree Cooper

Creative Writing Guest Author, Desiree Cooper

Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre, Wolfe Center for the Arts

September 15 at 7:30 P.M.

2015 Kresge Artist Fellow, Pulitzer Prize-nominated Journalist, Community Activist

Gaelynn Lea
photo credit: Paul Vienneau

Creative Minds: Gaelynn Lea


Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theater, Wolfe Center for the Arts

 October 6

Violinist, Songwriter, Disability Rights Advocate

Face coverings for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, are recommended at University Arts performances.


In The Round: a six-part speaker series featuring Native American Creatives seeks to render visible—to the BGSU and local communities—the artistry, activism, and presence of contemporary Native American artists. This series is an extension of the recently-developed BGSU Land Acknowledgment, which provides a foundation upon which the university can build purposeful and sustained practices that seek to decolonize our institution. 

In The Round features Native American creatives who work in the areas of the arts here at BGSU: Fine Art, Graphic Design, Music, Creative Writing, Film, and Theatre. The series offers opportunities to enrich the learning, experiences, and perspectives of all members of our campus and local communities. By engaging contemporary Indigenous and Native American Artists, this series challenges erroneous and harmful stereotypes that continue to permeate American society today. Exposure to the artists’ works and techniques through which they share their experiences, worldviews, and reactions to the cultural and historical moment in which we all find ourselves facilitates growth and dynamic learning opportunities for students, staff, and faculty. 

In The Round was made possible by Glanz Family Research Award for Interdisciplinary Faculty Innovation and Collaboration, Jane Labino Black Fund, BGSU President’s Office, Division of Research and Economic Engagement, University Libraries, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Music, School of Art, School of Cultural and Critical Studies, Institute for the Study of Culture and Society, Department of English, Department of Theater & Film, Division of Graphic Design, Arts Village, ECAP, Wood County Public Library, and the Mazza Museum. 

For a full schedule, click here

Arts Calendar of Events

Updated: 06/01/2022 03:45PM