Arts and culture opportunities abound, even at an engineering, science and mathematics college
While you might expect a college dedicated to engineering, science and mathematics to be all about gears, computers and quiz bowls, the cultural opportunities at Rose-Hulman are actually quite substantial. When we give tours, we often hear comments of surprise when people see our vast, world-class art collection. The amazing collection of artwork is carefully displayed throughout campus for visitors, students and faculty to enjoy. The Rose-Hulman Collection features these impressive pieces:
- 130 19th century British watercolors of the realism school, including landscapes and still lifes
- 100 paintings and crafts by Hoosier artists or about Indiana (from the Tri Kappa Collection)
- More than 650 paintings by the late D. Omer "Salty" Seamon, noted Indiana watercolorist
- 400 ceramic works by the late, internationally known Mary Alice Hadley, including urns, plates, bowls and wall hangings
- Paintings and bronze castings depicting scenes of the American West (from the Swango Western Art Collection)
In addition to these permanent pieces of the collection, Rose-Hulman has ongoing exhibits on display throughout campus. Tours of the collections may be scheduled by contacting Steve Letsinger, Art Curator, by phone at 812-877-8452 or e-mail. See the online galleries.
Another great cultural treasure at Rose-Hulman is Hatfield Hall, home to our popular Performing Arts Series which brings national tour groups, plays, musical events, ballets, comedians and more to the 602-seat theater for students and the community to enjoy.