Center for Arts & Letters

ARTS & LETTERS

Founded in 1989, The Center for Arts and Letters serves as the organizational hub and central resource for arts and humanities public programming at Rockhurst.

Upcoming Events

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Deepen your appreciation for and engagement with arts and humanities through The Center for Arts & Letters' exhibitions, performances, lectures, readings, book discussions and more! Register early to secure your spot and receive email reminders.

February 29, 2024 - 7:30pm
Arrupe Hall auditorium
How are American Jesuit colleges and universities addressing their deep shared historical ties to slavery? Join professor Adam Rothman, the Director of Georgetown University’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Its Legacies, as he...
March 20, 2024 - 7:00pm
Arrupe Hall auditorium
Please join us for a free screening of “Eye in the Sky” (2015), hosted by Robert Vigliotti, Ph.D., Rockhurst University associate professor of philosophy. This film, directed by Gavin Hood, stars Hellen Mirren and Alan...
March 27, 2024 - 7:00pm
Arrupe Hall, classroom 224
Please join us for a free screening of “Contact” (1997), hosted by Robert Vigliotti, Ph.D., Rockhurst University associate professor of philosophy. Based on a novel written by Carl Sagan, this is a science-fiction film directed...
April 3, 2024 - 7:00pm
Arrupe Hall auditorium
This fantasy-drama is directed, co-written and co-scored by Benh Zeitlin and adapted from Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar’s one-act play “Juicy and Delicious.” Six-year-old Hushpuppy and her ailing father Wink live in a small community on...

MORE EVENTS COMING SOON!

Our Mission

The Center for Arts & Letters is a hub for presenting cultural events and experiences that make multi-disciplinary connections across the Rockhurst campus and greater Kansas City. Our objective is to engage audiences with thoughtful, intellectually engaging, and socially relevant issues through liberal arts experiences to inspire cura personalis — “care for the whole person,” foster social action through contemplation and deepen appreciation for all expressions of human thought and culture.

Contact Us

Need assistance or have a question?

Please call 816-501-4607 or email us. We’d love to hear from you.