The Art of Being Human
We explore the ideas and art that define cultures, and we search for the essence of the human condition across borders and throughout history.
From philosophers like Aristotle and Plato to writers such as Shakespeare and Steinbeck, and geniuses like Beethoven, Leonardo, and Michelangelo, we engage our teaching and research with the human events that shape the world. And our students learn lessons about themselves and about what it means to be human that accompany and enrich their lives beyond NAU. We are the hub for cultural engagement in northern Arizona. We bring students, faculty, artists, speakers and guest entertainers to the stage for events that inspire and enlighten. Join us in exploring these human conditions.
Schools & departments
“Beethoven 250” Sunday, January 26, 2020, 4:00 p.m., Kitt Recital Hall Jeffrey Swann, piano This piano sonata program launches the NAU School of Music’s year-long celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday. “Clara Schumann: For Love of You” Monday, February 17, 2020, 7:30 p.m., Kitt Recital Hall Lara Downes, piano Music…
The Department of Theatre at Northern Arizona University is telling familiar stories with a new spin for its 2019-2020 season. The season’s theme, Retold, Relived and Reimagined, is brought to stage with four main productions. “Each playwright in our new season is telling a familiar tale in a reimagined way,” says Theatre Chair Kathleen M. McGeever, who is reinventing student engagement, too. “We wish to give our students a touring experience, so after the opening on campus…