Fermilab Arts, Lecture and Gallery Series

The Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series serves as an open door between Fermilab and our neighboring communities by offering a diverse array of performing arts performances and lectures that celebrate the artistic and intellectual vision of the lab.

2017-2018 Arts & Lecture Series Tickets Available

Story Collider is looking for stories about science for their May performance/broadcast as part of the Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series.  Learn more.

Feb. 24 @ 7 – Golden Dragon Acrobats

Feb. 25 @ 2:30 – Metropolis Quartet performing Three Quark Pieces

March 11@ 2:30 – Axiom Quartet performing Celestial Suite

March 16 – Frugal Science

March 24 – The High Kings

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Upcoming events

Feb. 25, 2018, 2:30 pm
Tickets: $45 for series of all three Gallery Chamber Concerts; $18 for individual concerts
The Metropolis Oboe Quartet invites you to join them on an exciting journey through the greatest chamber music of all eras. Aficionados and newcomers alike will experience music as never before in this memorable display of high-caliber music complemented by the ensemble’s energy and love for what they do. For nearly a decade, this talented... More »
March 11, 2018, 2:30 pm
Tickets: $45 for series of all three Gallery Chamber Series concerts; $18 for individual concert
Praised for their “high level of musicality and technical ability” and for their “clean, clear and precise sound,” the award-winning Axiom Brass Quintet has quickly established itself as “one of the major art music groups in brass chamber music.”
March 16, 2018, 8:00 pm
Dr. Manu Prakash, Stanford University
Tickets: $7
Dr. Manu Prakash of Stanford University leads the way in devising low-cost solutions to scientific dilemnas. With our planet literally teeming with problems, it’s time to take cost constraints into serious consideration. As physicists and engineers, we know how to make stuff. We use these skills (and field work) to design solutions for extremely resource constrained settings, especially in the field of global health. Our work in this area extends from field diagnostics to hand on science education.
March 24, 2018, 8:00 pm
Tickets: $38/Adult $19/Youth ages 18 and under Eligible for Early Bird, Bison, Senior/Military and Group Discounts
This time, the foursome have moved well beyond their paternal influences and forged their own trademark. These incredible songs evince the cultural benefits of the constant interchange across the Atlantic: the High Kings pay equal tribute to the Irish and American songs that have made them who they are. “Grace and Glory” sounds truly original, fresh, modern, and, most importantly, absolutely Kingly. You can’t go into the new year not having listened to this one. - Irish Echo, Record of the Year
April 13, 2018, 8:00 pm
Dr. Nina Kraus, Northwestern University
Tickets: $7
Although it is all around us all of the time, we rarely give much thought to our invisible yet powerful companion, sound. It shapes our brains for better and worse. Learning a second language or playing a musical instrument sharpens our brains. Lack of exposure to meaningful sound and overexposure to meaningless sound blunts our brains and stunts our development. There are ways to capture the imprint that sounds leave on our nervous systems, empowering us to learn more and more about this invisible ally and enemy of brain health.
April 28, 2018, 8:00 pm
Tickets: $32/Adults $16/Youth Ages 18 and under Eligible for Early Bird, Bison, Senior/Military and Group Discounts
The Villalobos Brothers (Ernesto, Alberto and Luis) use their violines and voices to redefine contemporary Mexican music. Their original compositions masterfully blend elements of jazz, rock, classical and Mexican folk to deliver a powerful message of love, brotherhood and social justice. Artistic Director and guitarist Humberto Flores, drummer Rosa Ávila and bassist Leo Sherman complete the line-up. The group’s... More »
May 4, 2018, 8:00 pm
Danielle Feinberg, PIXAR
Tickets: $7
REVISED DATE - Now on May 4, 2018 Danielle Feinberg began her career at Pixar Animation Studios in 1997 on the feature film A Bug's Life. She quickly discovered her love for lighting and went on to light on many of Pixar's feature films including Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., the Academy Award®-winning Finding Nemo,... More »
May 12, 2018, 8:00 pm
Tickets: $15 - No discounts available for this event, but tickets do contribute to your Bison or Early Bird Discount tally.
On May 12, 2018, The Story Collider will host a very special edition of their live show sponsored by the Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series.   We are searching for five people to share their true, personal stories about science. We want to hear yours!  These are not research presentations, even if your story is about... More »