|The Kimmel Center for the|
THE KIMMEL CENTER FOR THE
ANNOUNCES PURCHASE OF
MERRIAM THEATER AND
NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS
The new partnership between the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the University of Arts will create a school-time involvement designed to expose every student in Philadelphia to an arts experience at the Kimmel Center cultural campus; provide The University of Arts students access to artists performing on the Kimmel Center’s cultural campus through master classes; create credit based competitive projects for the UA students culminating in showings at the Kimmel campus; and develop cross organizational opportunities for staff and faculty. As part of this new partnership agreement, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is purchasing The Merriam Theater. The theater was purchased by the school in 1972 and has been managed and operated by the Kimmel Center for the past seven years.
There are many events planned to celebrate the new partnership, among them:
October 11-November 19, 2016- 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m. - The University of Arts College of Art, Media & Design presents an exhibit of faculty work throughout the Kimmel Center for The Performing Arts.
October 16, 2016- The Hyatt at the Bellevue – The University of the Arts 140th Anniversary Gala
October 17, 2016- 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. Merriam Theater; The University of the Arts Inauguration of President David Yager 2:00 p.m. Reception, Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall, The University of the Arts
November 14, 2016- 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. SEI Innovation Studio, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Fine Arts visiting Artists Lecture by Eric Fiscl
November 16, 2016- 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Commonwealth Plaza The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Education Fair 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Arts Education Fair, Educator’s Reception, Hamilton Hall, and The University of the Arts
For more information on this new partnership, contact Leslie Patterson Tyler at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (215) 790-7173 or Paul Healy at The University of the Arts at (215) 717-6161.