The University of Florida joins organizations across the nation in celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month in October—and initiative of Americans For The Arts. Here are our highlighted special events, with many additional events contributed by the University of Florida community on the events page of this website. Find out how you can get involved by selecting get involved. Here are a few of the highlights:
OCTOBER 1: KICK OFF CELEBRATION EVENTS:
12-hour Cultural Marathon
"Random acts of culture" throughout campus, aimed to increase awareness, appreciation and excitement for artistic opportunities at UF. Spontaneous locations on UF Campus, Oct. 1, 8am - 8pm.
UF Art and Cultural Opportunities Fair
Academic units pair with students and community organizations to promote opportunities to join, explore and enjoy the arts and humanities in our area. In 2011, over 70 organizations participated in this energy-building and informative outreach event. You will be amazed at the wealth of cultural opportunities our UF community has at its fingertips! Reitz Union Colonade, Oct. 1, 10am - 2pm
Rehumanizing the University 2011-12 Speaker Series Presents:
David Schuyler, Franklin & Marshall College
"Civilizing Students, Civilizing Communities: Frederick Law Olmsted's Plans for Colleges and Universities"
Smathers 1A 7:30 pm
OTHER MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS:
Blue Trees Australian-artist Konstantin Dimopoulos raises awareness of global deforestation through his renowned installation which will transform over 20 campus trees with environment-friendly blue pigment. Begins October 15. (http://www.ufbluetrees.com
We are the boys, Orange and Blue, Alma Mata.
UF Homecoming's newest event and collaboration with the College of Fine Arts. Join the UF Symphony Orchestra, University Gospel Choir, and other fine arts groups and ensembles in a celebration of UF's musical traditions and arts in an exciting new outdoor concert, kicking off Homecoming festivities at the University of Florida. Also, featuring "Education Celebration" awards for outstanding faculty contributions to UF.
Flavet Field, Oct. 28, 5 - 8pm, FREE.
FOR FULL LIST OF ACTIVITIES, VIEW THE EVENTS TAB ON THIS WEBSITE.