Spring 2024 Arts Lineup Announced

"There are between the sciences, between sciences and the fine arts, between all of these and the general public, enormous synapses of communication. But these are scarcely explored."

––J. Robert Oppenheimer, IAS Director (1947–66)

The Institute for Advanced Study bridges disciplines, forges paths through unknown territories, and explores humanity in all its dimensions, from the latest scientific revelations to the arts. The arts in particular open a window into shared experience, offer opportunities to engage in creative dialogue, and enrich the cultural tapestry of the IAS campus.

The Institute's long-standing tradition of elevating and engaging with the arts is seen both historically and today. T. S. Eliot, the Institute's first unofficial artist-in-residence, arrived on campus on 1948 and was hosted by J. Robert Oppenheimer. Eliot's visit established a cherished practice of welcoming dynamic and influential artists to IAS each academic year, and this continues to this day.

This Spring, the lineup will include programs with world renowned concert pianists, a three-time Grammy Award winning mezzo soprano, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and a star Principal Dancer and current Artistic Director of the San Francisco Ballet.

The public, as in years past, is invited to join the IAS community at Wolfensohn Hall for what promises to be a series of diverse and enriching experiences.

Thursday, March 14, 6 p.m.
From Text to Song: Schubert as Translator
Brian Zeger, world-renowned pianist and Artistic Director of Vocal Arts at Juilliard, will demonstrate musical translation from page to performance, taking text to song with the work of the great Austrian composer Franz Schubert brought to life by the distinguished Juilliard bass-baritone Jared Werlein.

Thursday, March 21, 5:30 p.m.
Derek Bermel Retrospective
Derek Bermel, IAS Artist-in-Residence (2009–13), will perform a spring-forward retrospective concert titled "Equinox Jukebox" with the award-winning Jasper String Quartet and pianist Steven Beck of the NY Philharmonic/Talea Ensemble.


Friday, April 26, 5:30 p.m.
Director’s Conversation with Jennifer Homans and Tamara Rojo
Join IAS Director and Leon Levy Professor David Nirenberg for a conversation with artistic director Tamara Rojo and dance historian Jennifer Homans on the place and practice of dance in the past, present, and future of our arts and culture.

Register FREE here

Friday, May 3, 5:30 p.m.
Director’s Conversation with Joyce DiDonato
More information and registration link to come.