June, 2020

Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra 


School of Music



Family Entertainment

Our Popular Entertainment events feature a dynamic mix of artists, musicians, entertainers and speakers, and attract crowds to our our 4,000-seat, open-air Amphitheater. The Family Entertainment Series features free performances in Smith-Wilkes Hall and select $20 performances in the Amphitheater. This series appeals to family members of all ages providing fun, interactive entertainment ranging from music to mime, puppetry, dance and much more. Sunday Entertainment is free at Chautauqua; your free admission to the grounds includes an afternoon show in the Amphitheater.


Sunday Entertainment

Sunday Entertainment is free at Chautauqua; your free admission to the grounds includes an afternoon show in the Amphitheater.


Community Appreciation Nights

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Two evening concerts are selected each week, Monday through Thursday, with a single ticket price of $20.00.


LEctures category description

Chautauqua Lecture Series (Morning Lectures)

10:30 a.m. EDT, Monday-Thursday, Amphitheater

Ideas and opinions are exchanged in an open, challenging atmosphere, and Chautauqua's knowledgeable audiences have the opportunity to participate in question-and-answer sessions at the conclusion of the lectures.


Interfaith Lectures

1 p.m. EDT, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, Amphitheater

The Interfaith Lecture Series is designed to present issues that impact the lived experience of everyday life from theological, religious, spiritual, ethical, and humanitarian perspectives.


CLSC Lectures

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Heritage Lecture Series

Presented by the Chautauqua Institution Archives, this series combines the research of Archives staff with notable historians and Chautauqua scholars in order to explore the rich history of Chautauqua and its effect on American culture.


VACI Galleries Exhibitions

Every summer, Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI) presents nine exhibitions in the galleries of the Strohl and Fowler-Kellogg Art Centers, as well as the Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden. These diverse spaces allow VACI to host a variety of contemporary shows from nationally recognized artists. The focus in our galleries is on contemporary work in a wide range of media and sensibilities.

2020 Exhibition Schedule:

Strohl Art Center

Main Gallery:
Counterbalance | June 28–July 21
Pour Spill Drip Stain | July  24–August 25

Gallo Family Gallery:
T E N A C I T Y  | June 28– August 23

Bellowe Family Gallery:
Julie Blackmon Photographs | June 28–July 27
Glass Exhibition TBA | July 30–August 24


Fowler Kellogg Art Center

First Floor:
Wallpaper Diaries | June 28–August 3

VACI Open Members Exhibition: Places We Have Never Been |  August 6–26
Use all your creative talents for this thematic exhibition that will be shown on the first floor of Fowler-Kellogg Art Center August 6 - 26, 2020. Imagine a part of the world that you've never been to, space exploration, spiritual retreats or an unknown place you saw in a dream. It could be a space in an attic you have never visited, a horizon line in the ocean or a future home you see yourself living in. Works can be both two and three dimensional. We look forward to seeing your most talented efforts put into this 2020 Open Members Exhibition!

Second Floor:
2020 Chautauqua School of Art Student and Emerging Artists Exhibition | July 1–August 12

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