Performing Arts

Lyle Lovett's violinist performing on stage.

OPAS presents professional productions of theater, music and dance programs that entertain and inspire audiences. Catch the latest national tour of a Broadway show or an exciting concert.

Choir performs with an accompanying violinist

Students in the Department of Music Activities showcase various musical talents through band, orchestra and choir performances. Our well-known groups include the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band, the Singing Cadets, the Women's Chorus and the Century Singers.

The silhouttes of three dancers on stage in front of a red background.

Our Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts advances the arts community on campus and in the Brazos Valley. The academy sponsors guest artist residencies and produces public performances and exhibits.

Art Galleries

Colorful vases of various shapes and sizes in a glass display.

Our University Art Galleries provide opportunities to experience art displays, events, hands-on activities and lectures. They are home to the J. Wayne Stark Galleries and the Forsyth Galleries.

Texas A&M Students hang art in the James R. Reynolds Gallery

The James R. Reynolds Gallery in the Memorial Student Center is run by the MSC Visual Arts Committee, which is comprised of students. The group selects artists to be featured in the gallery and hosts a variety of art programs.


The Wright Gallery in the School of Architecture displays visual art exhibits and is a center for campus and community arts engagement and education. It features rotating exhibits and hosts lectures and special events.


One of the reading rooms within Cushing Memorial Library

The Cushing Memorial Library and Archives contains rare books, special collections, manuscripts and archive storage. Here, you can conduct in-depth research, study in the Kelsey Reading Room, view unique artifacts, tour exhibitions and attend a book history workshop.

A curator stands in front of new additions to the L.T. Jordan collection, located on the second floor of the MSC

The L.T. Jordan Collection provides insight into various cultures through art. It also shares a glimpse into the life of Leland T. Jordan ’29, a mechanical engineering former student. Items in the collection were obtained during his career with the Gulf Oil Company and the Kuwait Oil Company.

Statue of Senator Matthew Gaines on Texas A&M University's campus.

Our public art collection features outdoor sculptures throughout campus. These installations inspire appreciation for the value and impact of the visual arts. To find out more about the sculptures, view our campus map, select "points of interest" and click "statues."

A man and woman perform their dance for the Brazos Contemporary Dance Festival

Venture is a yearly event celebrating the creativity of students in the School of Performance, Visualization and Fine Arts, featuring different exhibitions throughout the Rudder Theatre Complex. Enjoy plays, runway shows, concerts, art exhibits and more.


View of the Bush Library and Allen Building from across the Bush gardens pond

The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum tells the story of George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, and showcases much of U.S. history since 1941. The museum houses permanent and rotating exhibitions and hosts community events.

Exhibit of military uniforms and equipment in the Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Center

The Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Center depicts the Corps of Cadets from its beginning in 1876 to today. The center also features the Metzger-Sanders Antique Firearm Collection and a library with over 3,000 military research and leadership volumes.