2018-19 Season

Go beyond the familiar and explore ideas, art and music with a new feature event series hosted on the campus of Transylvania University.

The New Frontiers 2018-19 season focuses on Transylvania’s year-long campus theme—civility—and the debate over its role in shaping citizens and communities.



“Data, Mine” Art Talk & Exhibition

Artists Hasan Elahi and Laurie Frick use data visualization to explore surveillance, migration and the politics of landscape, and to optimize relationships.
Morlan Gallery 2018-19 Season
Thursday, Jan. 24, Carrick Theater at 6 p.m., with reception to follow in Morlan Gallery.

Shaun Leonardo

Debate without words? Just one way this award-winning artist uses performance practice to unravel the complexities of human interaction.
Transylvania Creative Intelligence Series
Wednesday, Feb. 27, Carrick Theater at 7:30 p.m.

Sir Salman Rushdie

“On Civility”
The William R. Kenan Jr. Lecture
Wednesday, March 27, Haggin Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

Reserve tickets here



Considering Matthew Shepard

A choral drama featuring Grammy-winning Conspirare
Dorothy J. and Fred K. Smith Concert Series 
Tuesday, Oct. 9, Haggin Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

Register for free tickets

James Mustich

A conversation with the author of “1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List”
Transylvania Creative Intelligence Series
Thursday, Oct. 18, Carrick Theater at 4:30 p.m.

Events in the New Frontiers series are free and open to the public. Some events require reservations. Reservation details will be announced.

For more ideas, art and music at Transylvania, explore these calendars: