Center for 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.

April 6, 2023 - 7:00pm
Arrupe Hall auditorium
“The Grey Area” is an intimate look at women’s issues in the criminal justice system and the unique experience of studying feminism behind bars. Through a series of captivating class discussions, headed by students from...
April 15, 2023 - 10:00am
Greenlease Gallery atrium
This workshop taught by Zdenka Guadarrama, Ph.D., Rockhurst University professor of mathematics, uses playful learning to guide you in the creation of a gorgeous collaged hexagonal tile. Following the rules of our tiling game, you...
April 15, 2023 - 7:00pm
Arrupe Hall auditorium
Join us for the world premiere of this original screenplay featuring Rockhurst University department of film arts and acting students!. A years-old unsolved murder case which took place during a rousing dinner theatre performance continues...
April 16, 2023 - 2:00pm
Mabee Chapel, Massman Hall
The Rockhurst University Chorus and Chamber Singers present a musical bouquet of classical and popular music. The program will feature a medley of music from "Les Miserables.” Register here.


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.