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Ghosts of Segregation | Photographs by Richard Frishman

Lawrence Arts Center Gallery 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

In Ghosts of Segregation, photographer Richard Frishman explores the lingering presence of segregation, slavery and institutional racism hidden in everyday American architecture. From the New Orleans Slave Exchange and “colored entrances” at movie theatres to the abandoned Negro Nursing School in Houston, Frishman’s photographs show how our surroundings bear witness to history, reminding us where … [more]


Submit a Proposal for the Theatre & Dance for the Very Young Virtual Conference

Lawrence Arts Center — Virtual Lawrence, KS

Submitting a Proposal  The Theatre and Dance for the Very Young Virtual Conference is open to a variety of proposal topics and styles focusing on Theatre and Dance for the Very Young performances, the early childhood classroom, and any research pertaining to the very young experience. We welcome applications from artists, educators, performers, directors, visual … [more]


Documenting Our Invisible History: A Photo Essay

Lawrence Arts Center Lower Lobby 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

A group of ten students, led by instructor Ann Dean, toured the eastern and downtown areas of Lawrence searching for our invisible history and capturing images to exhibit as documentation of some of Lawrence’s hidden past. The students photographed buildings, objects, and places that are significant to the people who built our community. Whether it … [more]


You Are Our Sunshine — Donate Today!

Like a sunflower turns its face toward the sun as it grows, your continued support has brought life and optimism to the Lawrence Arts Center. This time last year, many of the Arts Center programs you love existed solely in the virtual world. And although in-person experiences were limited and desperately missed, you made it … [more]

Clint Smith: How the Word is Passed

Liberty Hall 644 Massachussetts St., Lawrence, KS

Masks and proof of vaccination will be required at Liberty Hall. Click here for more information on the venue's COVID policies. Beginning in his own hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads readers through an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks—including those that are honest about the past and those that are not—offering an intergenerational … [more]


School of Dance Student Choreography Showcase

The Student Choreography Showcase is back in person! Calling movement creators 3rd grade thru Adult for our Student Choreography Showcase. The Student Choreography Showcase is an event for School of Dance students to showcase self-choreographed dance works in a supportive and encouraging environment. Student choreographers are responsible for selecting and rehearsing their dancers prior to … [more]

The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet

Lawrence Arts Center and Online 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

It’s back! Experience the sensation and charm of the Lawrence Arts Center’s original production. A winter family favorite, this ballet is based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s original story and set in Kansas during the civil war.  Witness the magic and wonder of this story as Drosselmeyer and Clara defeat the Mouse King and liberate the Nutcracker … [more]


GUEST PRODUCTION: The Holiday Show, Concert Experience

Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage 940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS

This concert, headlined by Ernesto Hodison Jr., is the second and final installment of The Holiday Show, a collaborative multimedia experience of live music and art put on by fifteen Lawrence and Kansas City area performers and creators.


AUDITION: Threads, Weaving the Tapestry of Lawrence Freedom 

Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage and Virtual 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

Calling Actors Grades 4 & up + Adults for an Original New Play by Ric Averill Join Ric Averill in creating a family history of who founded or found Lawrence.  Lawrence’s good, bad, and sometimes ugly relationship to abolition and the founding of our Free State is explored as we play out stories from prehistory … [more]