Arts Exploration With Northrop

Have you ever wanted to explore the cultural opportunities of the Twin Cities: both from the audience and behind the scenes? In this experience, the University Honors Program is partnering with Northrop to give participating students an exclusive glimpse into the performing and fine arts, exhibits, lectures, and related experiences.

Students will meet once a month on Mondays, from 3:30pm-5:00pm to discuss the cultural events you’ve attended, hear from guest speakers, and learn about upcoming opportunities. You’ll receive complimentary tickets to a variety of Northrop performances, including access to conversations with performers and directors. While Northrop’s performance series focuses on dance, we’ll be identifying performances and exhibits that span a range of opportunities, including: dance, theatre, film, visual arts, lectures, museums, live music, and more. You’ll be expected to attend a selection of these performances, mostly in evenings and weekends.  We will also explore the cultural opportunities off-campus, with field trips to some of the premier cultural landmarks of the Twin Cities and conversations with the people who work tirelessly to run them.

This experience is open to any student with an interest in exploring the arts, whether you’re an experienced performer majoring in the arts, or a curious first-timer looking to broaden their cultural horizons. Your completion will be assessed through your contributions to monthly discussions and participation in cultural activities, as well as a final project that can be either a written response, or your personal artistic response, to events attended throughout the year.


Activity Period: Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.

Meets: One Monday a month from 3:30–5:00pm, and cultural events in various evenings (some degree of schedule conflict with evening events is anticipated)

Students Admitted: 20