Arts at Kimball Union are serious fun and engage novice through advanced students in the act of creation. 
Whether arts represent your future, your escape, or your opportunity to step outside the everyday and re-examine your world, KUA provides the canvas for you to share your vision. Our goal is to give our students a knowledge and appreciation for aesthetics, history, and criticism while providing a platform to each student find his or her own unique ways to communicate, whether it’s on a piano, a canvas, or the stage.

The Flickinger Arts Center is an expansive facility used for both the visual and performing arts, from pottery and theater, to band and dance. Flickinger’s light-filled studios also house the Taylor Gallery, which rotates exhibits from our talented students and artists from around the world.

How can I participate in the arts?

There are many ways to experience art at Kimball Union. While we do require every student to fulfill a visual and performing art requirement, most students explore the arts through afternoon activities, participation in ensemble groups, and on their own. Our schedule is specifically designed so students never have to choose between participating in the arts or another activity, like athletics.

Arts Calendar of Events

List of 1 events.

  • It's Criminal, a film by Signe Taylor

    Signe Taylor will show It's Criminal, a film about Dartmouth students collaborating to make a play with inmates at a wormen's correctional facliltiy. Ms. Taylor will stay after the viewing to talk with the Arts Scholars about the process of making the film.
    6:30 pm in Hayes Audotirum
    Hayes Auditorium
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Passionate about the arts?

Launched in 2017, the Art Scholar program centers student learning through the creation and exploration of art. Through course work and production, Art Scholar students have a breadth and depth of understanding in their area of focus: visual arts, dance, theater or music. Making art on and off campus is supplemented with viewing art and an understanding of how these expressions reflect the society in which we live.

The Art Scholar Program

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    The Arts Scholar Program centers student learning through the creation and exploration of art. Whether in-depth study of one discipline or a broad exposure to the arts, students seek meaning and purpose in an ever-changing world.

    Through course work and production, students have a breadth and depth of understanding in their area of focus: visual arts, dance, theater or music. Arts Scholars will engage in creating, examining, and reflecting on art. Making art on and off campus is supplemented with viewing art and understanding how these expressions reflect the society in which we live. All Arts Scholar’s culminating work will demonstrate leadership, agency, exploration, and mindfulness.

    Prepare to Perform!

Arts Faculty

List of 9 members.

  • Julie Haskell 

    Arts Department Chair, Art Teacher, Taylor Gallery Director
    (603) 469-2135
    Bio
  • Ursula Fries-Herfort 

    Learning Center Teacher, Ceramics Teacher
    603-469-2136
    Bio
  • Kay McCabe 

    Dance Teacher, College Advisor
    603-469-2130
    Bio
  • Dalton Winslow Ph.D. 

    Music Teacher
    Bio
  • Kevin White 

    Music Teacher, Theater Teacher
    603 469-2131
    Bio
  • David Weidman 

    Assistant Head of School and Dean of Faculty, Theatre Director
    603-469-2118
    Bio
  • Darrell Darrell Beaupre '86 

    English Teacher
    603-469-2000
    Bio
  • Brooklyn Raney 

    Dean of Community Life, Leadership Coordinator, Theater Teacher
    (603) 469-2115
    Bio
  • Christine Britton 

    Costume Designer and Instructor
    Bio

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Kimball Union Academy

603-469-2000  · 603-469-2040 (fax)  · info@kua.org
Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the oldest private boarding high schools in New Hampshire and the country. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse group of day and boarding students from across the country and around the world. Located in Meriden, New Hampshire in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York.