Northeastern University Creates
Artistic Creativity at Northeastern

Our distinctive aesthetic and creative spirit

Art at Northeastern is the meaningful collaboration between creative expression and the real world. Art at Northeastern is:

  • Contemporary
  • Innovative
  • Urban
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Expressive
  • Collaborative
  • Enriching
  • Global
  • Catalyzing

Above all, it is a large part of our commitment to engage with real-world problems.

Just as Northeastern’s campus intersects Boston’s world-famous Avenue of the Arts, so does the creative expression of our University community cross paths with important societal needs. At Northeastern, we appreciate art for its own sake, and we celebrate its ability to make a difference—from the classroom to the conference room, from the library to the lab, from the studio to the stage, from Boston to the far corners of the world.

  • Watch the YouTube video of the Broadway composers of Legally Blonde, who came to Northeastern University, to talk about their musical production and their careers.
  • Listen to "Suns of Sons," which features five compositions by Leonard Brown, associate professor of music and African-American Studies.
  • Listen to "West Village Fanfare" composed by Associate Professor of Music Anthony Paul De Ritis and performed by the Majestic Brass for President Aoun's Inauguration.
  • Watch the 2008 Fusion Arts Exchange Concert featuring 20 musicians from around the world.