About Us

The Artist in Residence (AIR) continues MU’s strong history in the arts. Our campus has played host to great art over the years with names such as Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ella Fitzgerald, Sting, Andres Serrano, Lori Anderson, Faith Ringgold, Edward Albee, Tony Kushner, and Holly Hughes featured on our stages and in our exhibition halls and classrooms.

The AIR builds on that tradition. Annual visitors, both established professional artists and those emerging in their career, connect with all aspects of campus life. AIR performances, exhibitions, installations, lectures, workshops, panel discussions, and symposia engage students, faculty, staff, and the community at large in arts making and arts integration. This work of visiting artists pairs with the already strong presence of the principals who organize the AIR collaboratively: the Museum of Art and Archaeology, School of Music, Department of Theatre, School of Visual Studies, and Department of English.

At present, MU's AIRs are planned by the AIR Advisory Committee and AIR staff in consultation with specific programs and areas on campus. For more information about how to get involved, please visit the AIRs page.

Complete our contact form to stay in touch with us, both for announcements of opportunities and upcoming events.

And get to know the AIR partners and the important work each is doing in the arts, in addition to the AIR: our Museum of Art and Archaeology, the School of Music, the Department of Theatre, the School of Visual Studies, and the Department of English.