Shakespeare under the stars in the Greek Theatre … musical Valentines and original compositions … art exhibitions featuring exciting media … the arts play a strong role in campus life.
Whether it's the latest art show in the Maloney Art Gallery, or a musical or theatrical performance in Dolan Performance Hall or the Greek Theatre, the arts at CSE do what they do best, bring students, their families and our neighbors in the surrounding communities together.
The Dolan Performance Hall, located on the ground floor of CSE's Annunciation Center, is a welcome addition to the area's roster of performance facilities. The 560-seat hall with its splendid acoustics has hosted original classical music compositions, plays and lectures.
Since it opened in 2007, the Dolan Performance Hall has become a focus of campus life while it has drawn the public-at-large to its functions
Since its creation in 1932, the Greek Theatre has been a popular site on the CSE campus. Throughout the decades, students, faculty and visitors have gathered at the outdoor arena for plays, concerts, picnics or just to study and read. Every four years, a traditional Greek play is produced here.
Although this recreation of the Theater of Dionysius in Athens is an inspiration from a far off country and a long-ago era, it was built as a home-grown, College project. Sister Marie Victoire Corr of the Latin Department supervised its construction using stones gathered from the campus. The employees of the College did the actual work of building the Theatre, making it a campus-wide labor of love.
Since opening in 2007, the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, located on the main floor of CSE's Annunciation Center, has hosted high caliber, themed exhibitions that correspond to the curricula and events on campus and reflect the College's mission of diversity and inclusion. The art work is selected from artists around the country and especially from the New Jersey/New York/ Philadelphia area.
Lectures, gallery talks, workshops and panel discussions by artists and arts professionals are also offered to the campus community and visitors on a continuing basis.
Visit the Gallery for more information about current and upcoming shows and programs.