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$3M NIH grant will fund next steps of research on dance & brain health

February 23, 2023  |   Arts & Culture, Research, School of Medicine, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

A $3M NIH grant will help Wake Forest researchers take the next steps in nearly a decade of research that indicates dance can promote brain health.


Civil Rights drama to engage Winston-Salem local community in retelling the story of Selma

February 2, 2023  |   Arts & Culture, Community, Top Stories

A $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America grant will help support a collaboration between Wake Forest and Loire Valley Theater Festival, Inc. to bring the civil rights musical drama, “Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom,” to Wake Forest University in October 2023. 


Wake Forest’s premier art collection gets a new name and lots of love

February 14, 2022  |   Arts & Culture, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Thanks to John and Libby Reece, the Wake Forest Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art is getting a new name and, with a generous gift, a lot of love as well.


U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo coming to Wake Forest Jan. 25-27

January 20, 2022  |   Arts & Culture, Campus Life, Community in Progress, Speakers, Top Stories

Joy Harjo, who in 2019 made history by becoming the first Native American to be named U.S. Poet Laureate, is coming to Wake Forest University Jan. 25-27.


Maya Angelou Artist-in-Residence Award nominations open

September 15, 2021  |   Arts & Culture, Community, Top Stories

Wake Forest University is accepting nominations for the newly established Maya Angelou Artist-in-Residence Award.


$1M in gifts will support vision of integrated arts at Wake Forest

May 12, 2021  |   Arts & Culture, Philanthropy, Top Stories, University Announcement

The Interdisciplinary Arts Center at Wake Forest has received $1M from anonymous donors to support the University’s commitment to integrating the arts across all corners of campus, in the classroom and in the community.


WFU student art purchases unveiled

April 29, 2021  |   Arts & Culture, Student, Top Stories

Every four years since 1963, a small group of students has traveled to New York City, with University funds, to purchase art for Wake Forest’s Student Union art collection. This year they purchased nine works.


Art for impact: Students purchase works for WFU to reflect the times

March 12, 2021  |   Arts & Culture, Student, Top Stories

In the pandemic year, the 2021 student art-buying trip doesn’t involve a plane. Instead, it has pivoted into a virtual art buying “experience.”


WFU Hackathon to explore blockchain’s potential in tracking art objects

February 17, 2021  |   Arts & Culture, Student, Top Stories

In 2005, hundreds of earthenware pots and other pre-Columbian artifacts from ancient West Mexico became part of the collections of Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology. The pieces included 162 complete ceramic vessels, ceramic figurines, greenstone beads and necklaces, an obsidian spear and arrow points, knives and grinding stones.


Audio productions launch Wake Forest Theatre’s fall season

October 9, 2020  |   Arts & Culture, Top Stories

Wake Forest Theatre’s production of “Into the Woods was canceled this fall, but director Cindy Gendrich kept relationships – a major theme of the play – front and center by offering audio productions that can be enjoyed anywhere there is internet.

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