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 Flagstaff. We bring the artists, thinkers, entertainers, and performers to the stage for events that inspire and enlighten. Find an upcoming event that interests you and join us in exploring these human connections.
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The Northern Arizona University Department of Theatre is launching its 2018-19 season with The Secret Garden, based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved 1911 novel. The play is directed by Professor Robert Yowell and adapted for stage by Arizona Playwright Pamela Sterling. “This enchanting story will fill the theatre with magic, mystery and music. It gently teaches audiences of all ages about the healing power of nature and how human connection and boundless love…
Northern Arizona University’s Lyric Theater opens its 2018- 19 season with Men in Conflict—an evening of scenes from the operas of Benjamin Britten performed in a theatre-in-the-round staging at Ashurst Hall, performances run from November 7 through 11. Directed by School of Music Professor Eric Gibson, Men In Conflict condenses two of Benjamin Britten’s most celebrated operas, Albert Herring and Peter Grimes. The NAU production explores how an individual at odds…