Education and Engagement

Opening Nights is committed to engaging our university, local, and global communities in creative experiences. Our series of campus and community engagement programs provide these experiences to the community at no cost. Each event is custom-selected to educate, illuminate, and inspire.

2017 Summer Arts Adventure

In partnership with the Florida Center for Reading Research, our passion for creating meaningful education experiences stays alive over the 2017 summer break with the Summary Arts Adventure activity booklet. Read some new books and start bringing your child’s stories to life! Copies can be found at Leon County Public Libraries.

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Master Classes

Arts education is at the core of Opening Nights, providing meaningful experiences to students of all ages on and off Florida State University’s campus. Master Classes provide students the opportunity to work one-on-one with artists to grow their craft and gain experience.

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K-12 Education

Since the formalization of the K-12 education program in 2011, we’ve provided free arts experiences to over 5,000 K-12 students annually in Leon County. This year, we continue to inspire students and teachers with the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program and the North Florida School Tour.

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Saturday Matinee of the Arts

Join us for “Saturday Matinee of the Arts” presented by the Tallahassee Museum and Opening Nights at Florida State University. Matinee of the Arts features a rich lineup of visual and performing arts, including live performances on the outdoor stage. The day’s dance performances typically range from ballet to flamenco, while artists and artisans from fine painters to potters to jewelry makers display their work in picturesque settings throughout the Museum’s grounds.

The Museum opens its doors free of charge for this exciting event!

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