Arts & Research

Art is all around us. It motivates and inspires. It evokes emotion, uncovers meaning, and prompts us to ponder, question, and explore. But behind any performance, exhibition, or written word, there is always the why. Students and faculty at Ursinus seamlessly blend a vibrant arts culture with cross-disciplinary academic research, presenting creative works that are grounded in scholarship and transcend imaginative boundaries. Meet our creators.

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  • <section class="large-cta" style="background-image: url('/live/image/gid/192/width/1440/height/730/39933_web_shannon_zura.rev.1648826984.jpg')"><div class="large-cta__overlay"><h3 class="large-cta__headline">Shining a Light</h3><div class="large-cta__caption">Shannon Zura<br/>Theater and Dance in Design and Technology<br/><strong><a class="btn-link" href="/about/arts/arts-research/shining-a-light/">Read</a></strong></div></div></section>

  • <section class="large-cta" style="background-image: url('/live/image/gid/192/width/1440/height/730/39939_talia_and_mekha.rev.1649082834.jpg')"><div class="large-cta__overlay"><h3 class="large-cta__headline">Creativity in All Types of Writing</h3><div class="large-cta__caption">Talia Argondezzi<br/>Center for Writing and Speaking<br/><a class="btn-link" href="/about/arts/arts-research/embracing-the-creativity-in-all-types-of-writing/">Read</a></div></div></section>

  • <section class="large-cta" style="background-image: url('/live/image/gid/192/width/1440/height/730/39947_Holly_and_student_with_overlay.rev.1649097536.jpg')"><div class="large-cta__overlay"><h3 class="large-cta__headline">A Virtuoso of Musical Improvisation</h3><div class="large-cta__caption">Holly Hubbs<br/>Professor of Music and Chair<br/><a class="btn-link" href="/about/arts/arts-research/a-virtuoso-of-musical-improvisation/">Read</a></div></div></section>

  • <section class="large-cta" style="background-image: url('/live/image/gid/192/width/1440/height/730/39955_meghantierney_overlay.rev.1649097333.jpg')"><div class="large-cta__overlay"><h3 class="large-cta__headline">Finding Innovation in the Ancient Americas</h3><div class="large-cta__caption">Meghan Tierney<br/>Art History<br/><a class="btn-link" href="/about/arts/finding-innovation-in-the-ancient-americas/">Read</a></div></div></section>
  • <section class="large-cta" style="background-image: url('/live/image/gid/192/width/1440/height/730/39935_emily_b_web.rev.1648827115.jpg')"><div class="large-cta__overlay"><h3 class="large-cta__headline">Setting the Stage</h3><div class="large-cta__caption">Emily Bradigan ’23<br/>Theater Design and Technology<br/><a class="btn-link" href="/about/arts/arts-research/setting-the-stage/">Read</a></div></div></section>

  • <section class="large-cta" style="background-image: url('/live/image/gid/192/width/1440/height/730/39938_Mekha_web.rev.1649097955.jpg')"><div class="large-cta__overlay"><h3 class="large-cta__headline">Unscripted: Finding Her Voice</h3><div class="large-cta__caption">Mekha Varghese ’23<br/>Art and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology<br/><a class="btn-link" href="/about/arts/arts-research/unscripted-finding-her-voice-through-writing/">Read</a></div></div></section>

  • <section class="large-cta" style="background-image: url('/live/image/gid/192/width/1440/height/730/39948_Jamie_Polson_22_with_overlay.rev.1649097701.jpg')"><div class="large-cta__overlay"><h3 class="large-cta__headline">Composing His Vision of Grandeur</h3><div class="large-cta__caption">Jamie Polson ’22<br/>Music<br/><a class="btn-link" href="/about/arts/composing-his-vision-of-grandeur/">Read</a></div></div></section>

  • <section class="large-cta" style="background-image: url('/live/image/gid/192/width/1440/height/730/39953_maiapeele_overlay.rev.1649097255.jpg')"><div class="large-cta__overlay"><h3 class="large-cta__headline">Authenticity & Ethics in Exhibitions</h3><div class="large-cta__caption">Maia Peele ’23<br/>Anthropology & Sociology<br/><a class="btn-link" href="/about/arts/on-view-authenticity-and-ethics-in-exhibitions/">Read</a></div></div></section>

The Stage Is His Classroom

Stepping Through History

Finding—and Painting—the Drama in the Everyday