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Clothesline Project on display

Posted on September 20, 2017

Sept. 12-22 | Roland Dille Center for the Arts Great White Hall

The Clothesline Project will be on display throughout weekdays beginning Tuesday, Sept. 12 through Friday Sept. 22 in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Great White Hall. Survivors of gender-based violence and their loved ones emblazon T-shirts with their stories, direct messages to their abusers, and sometimes strong imagery and leave them on display. These shirts document the prevalence of gender-based violence, aid in the healing process of survivors, and celebrate their strength and courage, often sending a message of hope to others who remain silent about their experiences.  Read the rest of this entry →


Posted on August 13, 2017

Aug. 21 – Sept. 7 | Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery  Read the rest of this entry →

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Posted on June 13, 2017

Gooseberry Park Players, a summer youth theatre company, takes the Hansen Theatre stage for their production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat July 11 to 16. The hit musical starts at 7:30 all days except for July 16, a matinee performance that starts at 1 p.m.

Hansen Theatre is located in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on the MSUM campus. Tickets are available for Gooseberry’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat online at, or by calling the MSUM Box Office Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at (218) 477-2271.


Posted on April 07, 2017

April 5-8 | 7:30 p.m. | Gaede Stage

Challenging production transforms Gaede Stage into 20-ton pool of water

Ovid’s mythological tales undergo dramatic transformation by contemporary, award-winning director/playwright Mary Zimmerman in a production of Metamorphoses, presented by the MSUM School of Performing Arts April 5 to 8 on the Gaede Stage in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts.  Read the rest of this entry →

Upbeat comedy takes the stage

Posted on February 17, 2017

MSUM’s School of Performing Arts theatre students will have to summon their bravest selves for the third performance of the academic year. The Full Monty opens Wednesday, Feb. 15, on the Hansen Theatre stage in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts.

A raucous pop-rock musical, The Full Monty tells the story of six unemployed steel workers who put together a strip act to raise money to pay their bills. The men model their show after the Chippendales, a famous male striptease act, but they take it a step farther by going “the full Monty” — completely nude. As the men prepare for the show, they work through their fears, self-consciousness, and anxieties, overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie. The show is based on the cult hit film of the same name, and tackles gender expectations and stereotypes with humor and honest affection.  Read the rest of this entry →

‘Clever Subterfuge’ Reception Thursday

Posted on September 01, 2016

Thursday, Sept. 1 | 4-6 p.m. | Great White Hall, Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery  Read the rest of this entry →

Art Alumnae Earn Fellowships to Rigorous Graduate Programs

Posted on June 29, 2016

Faculty nurture artists and learners

By Trent Zbichorski

At one time, MSUM alumnae Stephanie Seguin, Kaylyn Gerenz and Jescia Hopper entered Roland Dille Center for the Arts for the first time to begin their art journey. MSUM not only nurtured each of them to excel artistically, but also prepared them for rigorous graduate-level work. Each artist has received fellowships for highly reputable graduate art programs across the country.  Read the rest of this entry →

‘Blame It on the Movies!’ Begins Tonight

Posted on June 07, 2016

Tuesday, June 7 – Friday, June 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Hansen Theatre

Blame It on the Movies!, the second Straw Hat Players Summer Theatre show of the season, opens Tuesday, June 7. The first show, Church Basement Ladies, completely sold out, so don’t wait to get your tickets.  Read the rest of this entry →

Straw Hat Players Opens Summer Season with Nostalgic Humor

Posted on May 23, 2016

Gooseberry Park Players continues collaboration with MSUM

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Straw Hat Players Summer Theatre opens its 53rd season with Church Basement Ladies. Inspired by Growing Up Lutheran, a book by Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, Church Basement Ladies is a humorous “scrapbook of memories” of growing up Lutheran in the 1950’s Midwest. The musical runs May 31 to June 3 on the Gaede Stage.  Read the rest of this entry →

Jazz great Randy Brecker performs at MSUM, Backed by 18 local jazz heavyweights

Posted on March 01, 2016

Five-time GRAMMY-Award winner Randy Brecker of Brecker Brothers fame  (remember Some Skunk Funk? Sneakin’ Up Behind You?) joins Russ Peterson, Tom Strait, Allen Carter and 15 other local jazz musicians for a concert Saturday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hansen Theatre in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on the MSUM campus.

Brecker’s trumpet and flugelhorn performances are featured on hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists, including Frank Sinatra, Aerosmith, Tina Turner, Horace Silver, the Average White Band, Blood, Sweat & Tears, George Benson, Eddie Palmieri, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, B.B. King, Charles Mingus, Jaco Pastorius, Phoebe Snow, Diana Ross, Bette Midler, Steely Dan, Frank Zappa and many more. Read the rest of this entry →

Native American flutist joins electrified string quartet

Posted on January 22, 2014

On Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m., a different kind of flute player and a different kind of string quartet take the stage at MSUM’s Roland Dille Center for the Arts.

Robert Mirabal is a Native American flutist who has won two GRAMMY awards, two Native American Artist of the Year awards, and three Songwriter of the Year awards. He’s a Pueblo Indian who lives a traditional life as a horseman and farmer while at home outside Taos, N. Mex., but who also travels all over the world to perform his music. He also makes and sells his own flutes, composes, paints, tells stories, acts, and writes screenplays.

Joining this Native American Renaissance man for the MSUM performance (the third in the Cheryl Nelson Lossett Performing Arts Series) is alternative, and for this performance, electrified, string quartet ETHEL. Based in New York City, ETHEL has initiated innovative collaborations with numerous international artists including David Byrne, Bang on a Can, Todd Rundgren, and hundreds of others. Read the rest of this entry →

American play “8” is tonight

Posted on October 18, 2012

You are invited to attend “8” an American play that portrays the legal argument and witness testimony of the Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial, which led to the overturn of California’s Proposition 8.

It will take place Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gaede Stage, in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts.

Questions: Craig Ellingson at




Fall Bachelor of Art/Bachelor of Science exhibition

Posted on October 09, 2012

The Department of Art & Design, invites the campus to the reception for the Fall Bachelor Art/Bachelor of Science Exhibition #1 on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery (CA 150).

Artwork created by senior B.A. and B.S. candidates John Berdahl, Mikayla Daub, Jared Froeber, Tiffany Goldberg, Emily Heath, Brett Johnson, Matthew Kinzler, Tressa Lillehof, James Munsch, Mara Paulson, Paul Tauber, Josephine Stromseth, and Heather Walker will be on display October 8-25. Students are working towards fulfillment of requirements for the B.A. in Art and the B.S. in Art Education.

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