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 NAU Clay Club returns with its Annual Holiday Ceramics Sale! Come and support the students and staff at the Ceramics department and the NAU Clay Club in this yearly fundraiser from December 7-9 at the Ceramics Complex Building on the NAU Campus. Proceeds will go towards student scholarships.
Sunday, January 27, 2019, 7pm, Prochnow Auditorium International Holocaust Remembrance Day MASHA GESSEN: The Future Is History The imagination of individuals and entire societies are shaped by the stories we can tell about what we remember. Having lived as a journalist in Moscow, with family ties to Polish and Russian Jewry during the Holocaust and Stalin’s reign, Gessen explores issues of political choice. The author of "The Future is History" (winner of the 2017 National…
From an overgrown garden in England to a post-apocalyptic world and more, unusual tales told in unique ways are set for the 2018-2019 Department of Theatre season at Northern Arizona University. “We will add our special touches to a season that includes far-reaching topics told with compassion, joy and humor,” says Theatre Chair and Director Kathleen M. McGeever. The season launches with the children’s classic The Secret Garden, a universal…
Two Flagstaff artists are working hand in glove to exhibit their work at Northern Arizona University. “Remnants: Drawing & Photographs of Found Gloves,” a new art display at the NAU College of Arts and Letters Riles Gallery (Bldg. 15), features fine art photography and sketches of found work gloves. Eric O’Connell began photographing gloves in 2008. He is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the NAU School of Communication, where he teaches…