Arts and Performance

Gibson Center for the Arts


The Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts places the arts at the heart of the liberal arts experience and as a cultural center for Maryland’s Eastern Shore. 

There are two performance spaces of human scale and functional design—a 200-seat music recital hall and an experimental theatre seating 150—each accessed through a common glassed lobby that overlooks Martha Washington Square.

In addition to the entrance at Martha Washington Square, visitors can enter the Center through a covered rear entrance adjacent to a guest parking lot. The Tipson Terrace, forming the front facade, is the perfect backdrop for impromptu outdoor performances.


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Upcoming Events

November 14th, 2018

  • Afro-Cuban Music 7:30pm: World Music Concert
    The Department of Music presents a World Music concert featuring Steel Pan, Afro-Cuban and Indian Music. This event is FREE and open to the public.

November 16th, 2018

  • 7:30pm: The Dining Room By A. R. Gurney
    A Senior Directing SCE by Katie Peacock ’19

    A comedy of manners, set in a single dining room where 18 scenes from different households overlap and intertwine. Presumably, each story is focused around a different family during different time periods throughout the 20th and leading into the 21st century. The stories are about White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP) families. Some scenes are about the furniture itself and the emotional attachment to it, while other scenes simply flesh out the culture of the WASPs. Overall, it tells the story of the dying and relatively short-lived culture of upper- middle class Americans, and the transition into a much more efficient society with less emphasis on tradition and more emphasis on progress. Some characters are made fun of, as is the culture itself, but there is also a genuine longing for the sense of stability, comfort and togetherness that the culture provides.
  • Vocal Recital 7:30pm: Anna Mayes, Soprano - Senior SCE Recital
    The Department of Music presents a vocal Senior Recital featuring Anna Mayes, soprano. This event is FREE and open to the public. 

November 19th, 2018

November 28th, 2018

  • student honors 7:30pm: Student Honors Recital
    The Department of Music presents the Student Honors Recital.  Student soloist and chamber ensembles are selected for this concert via competitive audition. This event is FREE and open to the public.