Curtains Up: In-person performances, exhibitions return in the College of Fine Arts

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All performers, participants, patrons and audience members are required to wear a face mask. Photo: Heesoo Yang ’21


The College of Fine Arts is excited to welcome in person audiences to performances, exhibitions and other exciting events this fall, after being unable to host off-campus visitors during the 2020-21 academic year.

Masks Required

Due to the current Tarrant County Community Spread Level of “High Transmission,” TCU requires that face masks be worn in all indoor campus spaces to help protect the health and safety of our community. Disposable masks are readily available at primary building entrances. All performers, participants, patrons and audience members are required to wear a face mask.

What to Expect First

Theatre TCU, DanceTCU, the TCU School of Music and the Art Galleries at TCU have a number of events planned for the 2021-22 academic year.

Dan Jian, a new School of Art faculty member, opens an exhibition at Moudy Gallery in early September.

Moudy Gallery will host the first exhibition this semester, featuring the work of new faculty member Dan Jian. The exhibition will open Thursday, Sept. 2.

New incoming voice students will perform as part of the School of Music’s student recital series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2 in PepsiCo Recital Hall.

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts will open the Dani + Sheilah ReStack exhibition on Friday, Sept. 10, featuring video and photographic installations.

Guest artists Dani + Sheilah ReStack make video and photographic installations that explore connections between the domestic and the feral in contemporary life. Their exhibition at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts opens Sept. 10.

Theatre TCU will celebrate women’s roles on Broadway in Wonder Women, which will be performed twice on Sunday, Sept. 12 in the Hays Theatre.

The TCU Opera Studio will perform a mid-month concert series of Offenbach: The Isle of Tulipatan and Dan Shore: The Beautiful Bridegroom in the Secrest-Wible Building the weekend of Sept. 16-19.

Theatre TCU will perform the play I, Sick on Sept. 23-24 Sept. 26 in the Studio Theatre.

At the end of September, the exhibition “Sequential Self: Female, Non-Binary, Trans, and Queer Voices in Comics” will open at Moudy Gallery.

Later This Fall

October events include music performances by faculty, students, guest artists and ensembles.

Theatre TCU will also present a co-production with Hip Pocket Theatre of Electra for three weekends during October.

The Honors Studio and Art Education exhibition will open at Moudy Gallery on Oct. 27.

From Nov. 9-14, Theatre TCU will present its main stage series production of the Stephen Sondheim musical Company in the Buschman Theatre.

The SCCDance will present the DanceTCU fall concert in Erma Lowe Hall Nov. 11-14.

Moudy Gallery will host the Honors Graphic Design exhibition from Nov. 8-12 followed by the BFA Studio Art Thesis exhibition from Nov. 18-Dec. 1.

Several TCU School of Music ensembles will perform in November, including concerts by the Jazz Combos, Percussion Orchestra, Vocal Jazz, Collegium Musicum, String Orchestra and Wind Symphony.

The BFA Graphic Design Thesis exhibition will open on Dec. 6 in Moudy Gallery, and the TCU Frog Corps will round out the semester with a performance on Dec. 7.

More Details

Many more performances and exhibitions are planned for the fall semester, and details for spring 2022 events are currently being finalized. Check the TCU Fine Arts events page for more events information and visit the Protect the Purple page for the latest updates about TCU’s response to COVID-19.