The Performing and Visual Arts at St. Olaf

Music. Theater. Dance. the Visual Arts. From the world renowned St. Olaf Christmas Festival to exhibits by visiting and campus artists to innovative theater productions and dance performances, St. Olaf offers a vibrant arts showcase, providing outstanding cultural offerings throughout the academic year. Whether appreciated live or via web streaming, there is a wealth of talent and creativity to enjoy.

What’s New

Piece from St. Olaf fine arts journal wins national award

A nonfiction piece by Anders Nienstaedt '12 that was first published in St. Olaf College's literary and fine arts journal has received the Bennington Prize for Nonficti ...

 

Jazz trio featuring two St. Olaf professors releases new album

The debut album by a musical trio that includes St. Olaf College Artist in Residence Dave Hagedorn and Instructor in Music Phil Hey "will delight the jazz cognoscenti," ...

 

Student integrates science and art in curating new Flaten exhibit

When Annelise Brandel-Tanis ‘14 applied to do an independent study, she never expected to have the opportunity to work with oceanographer-turned-photographer Chris Li ...

 

Flaten Art Museum receives seven Andy Warhol prints

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has donated seven of the famed artist's prints to St. Olaf College's Flaten Art Museum. The large prints boost the colle ...

 

St. Olaf Choir honors civil rights–era ties to Tuskegee University

Nearly 50 years ago, a large group of St. Olaf College students spent a summer teaching in some of the poorest areas of Alabama as part of a federal program operated by ...

 

Folk school course highlights craft and community

It could be a scene from several hundred years ago: students sit carving wooden spoons beneath a high ceiling made of hand-hewn timbers. Yet these students are part of ...