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The Arts at Willamette

Willamette’s commitment to the arts is a story of time, talent and treasure.

At Willamette, we not only nurture the talented artists among our student body, we share our enthusiasm with the community — showcasing inspirational performers, orators and artists from around globe. We serve as a magnet to Willamette Valley’s art scene by hosting hundreds of free or low-cost concerts, plays, readings, films and festivals every year. Plus, we have our own art museum, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.

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Theatre Performances

We spare no effort in bringing you incredible performances. Willamette University's Department of Theatre has received national recognition as the nation’s top college theater program offering bachelor's degrees.

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Music Concerts

Join us for music concerts performed by Willamette's ensembles, students and faculty both on and off campus. Our major performing ensembles tour regularly throughout the Northwest, California and Canada.

Hallie Ford

Museum of Art

Located just a couple of doors down from campus along State Street, the Museum houses an impressive collection of modern masters, ancient artifacts and art treasures.

Theatre 33

Theatre 33, in residence at Willamette University, is a new play development company that helps Oregon/NW playwrights develop their new scripts from an initial workshop performance to a world premiere full production.

Distinguished Artist Series

Bringing brings world-renowned musicians to Salem every year for performances and residency activities.

Atkinson Lecture Series

Willamette's premiere speaker series brings the most distinguished scholars, internationally prominent leaders, artists, and critics to campus.

Special Events

We bring cultural events to both the Portland and Salem communities, partnering with groups such as the Oregon Symphony as well as highlighting student work through First Thursdays when we invite the wider arts community to experience exhibits at PNCA.

Academic Programs

Willamette University offers multiple options for undergraduate and graduate art degrees. Students can also choose to minor in any of our arts disciplines.

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Arts Calendar

View our complete calendar listing of Willamette's art events.

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Arts at Willamette

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.