Arts at Westminster

The Arts at Westminster

A range of opportunities abound, including joining a student-organized a cappella group, providing choreography or musical accompaniment for a Chapel presentation, or contributing art, photography or writing to a publication such as The Westminster News or The Martlet, our student/faculty art and literary magazine. As part of two core values, balance and involvement, students are required to participate in at least one arts course; however, many students pursue their creativity in multiple arts courses as well as additional after-school activities.

Arts Curriculum

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  • Music Opportunities

    Concert Band
    Jazz Band
    Choral groups
    Music Theory
    Private voice and instrumental lessons
  • Performing Arts Courses

    Introduction to Theater
    Advanced Theater
    Independent Study in Theater
    Introduction to Dance
    Advanced Dance Ensemble
  • Visual Arts Courses

    Introduction to Studio Art
    Drawing and Painting
    Digital Arts
    AP Studio Art
    Engineering and Design
    Introduction to Photography
    Advanced Photography
    Independent Study

Galleries & Facilities

Our Arts Galleries, Venues & Facilities
Showcasing the work, talents and inspirations for our students and the community, Westminster offers impressive spaces and facilities that meet every need. From the classrooms, to the gallery and rehearsal spaces, to our performance venues, we pride ourselves on having professional spaces that support the arts and showcase student work.

The Baxter Gallery, adjoining Armstrong Atrium in the Armour Academic Center, showcases the school's permanent collection of paintings, prints and sculpture dating from the late 19th to the early 21st century. The collection includes work created by Westminster alumni, former faculty, and internationally-known artists that was generously donated to the school by Westminster alumni and their families. Every spring, the gallery is transformed into exhibition space for the annual Alumni Art Show, which highlights the work of several alumni artists.

Students of all levels display their work in a variety of visible spaces on campus, including the intimate Hamilton Art Gallery, Chapel Gallery, and Fearn Hall which feature several student and faculty exhibits each year.

Werner Centennial Center, Andrews Chapel, Armour Academic Center: Armstrong Atrium, Gund Reading Room, Sejong Auditorium

Hamilton Arts Center, Werner Centennial Center, outdoors

Contact Us

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Simsbury, Connecticut 06070

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