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A Cultural Explosion: Opening Season for the Arts At Spelman

ddFrom extraordinary voices and exceptional creative minds to incredible acting talents and phenomenal musicianship, Spelman College has always been a haven of artistic fervor. The College’s rare blend of nurture, passion, and rigor continues to make it a sought-after institution for not only those who seek to learn and teach but also for those who are the who’s who in the arts.

Some of the exciting programming around the arts include the American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland coming to campus in November. An entertainment summit featuring careers in entertainment facilitated by Spelman faculty and alumnae is slated for October. Spelman will also host a 90-minute distance learning opportunity with the Broadway Theatre League. One of the highlights of the academic year is the Signature Art Series highlighting the Spelman College Distinguished Visiting Scholars Aku Kadogo and Dwight Andrews along with several other acclaimed artists.

ak After Spelman’s successful campaign that raised $157.8 million to increase student scholarship support, strategic investments in faculty and academic programs, and make campus improvements, plans are underway to enhance curricular and co-curricular offerings with an emphasis on interdisciplinary offerings.

Faculty members are very excited with the opportunity to showcase past accomplishments and future endeavors.

“Spelman has an awesome legacy in the arts because we have sent students to sing at the Met, the concert halls of Europe, Broadway and film; as well as create museums from scratch and have national and international reputations as artists,” said Dr. Arturo Lindsay, chair and professor for the Department of Art and Art History.

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