UM Presents


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September 1 – 26: The Department of Art and Art History in the College of Arts & Sciences presents the work of incoming Master of Fine Arts graduate students at the University of Miami Art Gallery in the Wynwood Building.
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September 9 – 15: Cosford Cinema. A mysterious woman with a remarkable past revisits a former lover, complicating the settled life he has built for himself and his wife in Complete Unknown, an unsettling exploration of identity from acclaimed filmmaker Joshua Marston.
September 15 – October 13: Discover how Music Relates to the Arts in a new Thursday evening lecture series presented by Professor Emeritus Frank Cooper at the Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall.
September 17: Frost Symphony Orchestra presents Russian Passions, a dramatic symphonic concert featuring Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1 and Frost faculty pianist Santiago Rodriguez in Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3.
September 29—October 8: The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre presents Of Thee I Sing, a Pulitzer Prize-winning political satire by George and Ira Gershwin that is as relevant today as ever in this enthralling election season. Will it be true love, or the oval office?
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September 29 – December 23: The Lowe Art Museum proudly exhibits Donald Sultan, The Disaster Paintings, organized by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
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Through December 2016: Otto G. Richter Library presents Miami Celebrates: The Orange Bowl Festival, 1930s-1990s, a student-curated exhibition that features original photographs, letters, and memorabilia highlighting six decades of Orange Bowl Festival events.

Where Arts and Culture Shine

Join us for an alluring array of music, theatre, film, and visual arts at the University of Miami, where arts and culture shine! Enjoy the creativity of award-winning students and faculty in over 500 events each year. Relax in fabulous venues such as the Bill Cosford Cinema, Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, the Lowe Art Museum, and the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. Experience classic performance works and cutting-edge premieres, as well as thought-provoking lectures, exhibits, and films that reflect the University’s youthful spirit and multicultural vibrancy.

We invite you to explore all of our Arts and Culture events, or search your specific area of interest below.


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Art Exhibits

Discover one of the Southeast's most distinguished permanent visual art collections at the Lowe Art Museum, where a variety of multicultural exhibitions and special events are presented throughout the year. The University of Miami Wynwood Gallery also hosts exciting exhibits including shows that highlight the work of University students in the visual arts.

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Cinema Events

Engage in a variety of contemporary, classic, and foreign films at the Bill Cosford Cinema, an art-house cinema that has served Greater Miami for more than 60 years. A screening site for the School of Communication’s annual Canes Film Festival and area film festivals, the surround sound facility also hosts filmmaker lectures and other special events.

Music Events

Enjoy hundreds of concerts, recitals and lectures each year presented by the Frost School of Music in a wide range of musical genres such as classical, opera, jazz, contemporary, and more. The Frost School’s prestigious month-long Festival Miami presents internationally acclaimed guest artists in exciting live concert settings.

Theatre Events

Delight in a rich season of dramatic stage works presented at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre by students and faculty of the Department of Theatre Arts. Enjoy fresh interpretations of your favorite musicals and classic plays, as well as vibrant contemporary productions, presented with unique staging, great costumes, and flexible seating arrangements.

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Humanities Events

Expand your understanding of the human experience as University and guest scholars present their work, elicit critical responses, and stimulate public awareness about the humanities through lectures, seminars, and workshops. By providing mutual understanding among groups and cultures, we enrich the intellectual culture of our community.

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Libraries Events

Explore the Libraries and Collections of the University of Miami through exhibitions, lectures, symposiums, and other programming on a variety of scholarly and cultural topics. Exhibitions take place year-round. From the Cuban Heritage Collection to the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library, you will surely find events to enliven your mind.

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Watsco Center

Find excitement at large-scale concerts, award shows, family events, lectures, and trade shows at this 8,000-seat on-campus multipurpose entertainment facility. The arena is also the home of Hurricanes men's and women's basketball teams, and hosts commencement ceremonies for the University of Miami and other academic institutions.

Student Center Complex

Energize your collegiate experience!  Relax at indoor and outdoor event venues including the Breezeway, Edward T. Foote II University Green, Lakeside Patio Stage, Norman G. Whitten University Center, Rock Plaza and the U statue, and the Donna E. Shalala Student Center. Students may reserve meeting rooms, the Lakeview Stage Patio, and more.

Hurricane Productions

Connect with others on campus with Hurricane Productions, the University of Miami’s largest student-run organization. Hurricane Productions provides an array of free on-campus entertainment for students including indoor and outdoor movies, live musical performances, theater productions, and more! It also produces the annual Homecoming Concert.