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.

Help us decide! Aquila Theatre returns next November 4, and is offering two great choices:  Shakespeare’s Hamlet or Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility.  Which would you prefer?   Help us out by May 1 with this one question Doodle Poll.


Coming Soon – Look for information about our 2017-2018 Season!
May 5 – Mapping the Heavens – Lecture by Dr. Priya Natarajan, Yale University
May 13 – The Other Mozart – Award winning play by Sylvia Milo
May 19 – We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe – Lecture by Dr. Daniel Whiteson, University of California, Irvine & Jorge Cham of PHD Comics
July 14 – Neutrinos are Everywhere – Lecture by Dr. Joseph Lykken, Chief Research Officer, Fermilab.

Upcoming events

May 5, 2017, 8:00 pm
Dr. Priya Natarajan, Yale University
Tickets: $7
Dr. Natarajan will recount the evolution of celestial map-making and show how maps literally track our ever evolving cosmic view. Tracing our understanding of the universe, its contents and its evolution - the lecture will examine recent developments in our understanding of two invisible entities: dark matter and black holes.
May 13, 2017, 8:00 pm
The Other Mozart
Tickets: $25/$13 for ages 18 and under
Little Matchstick Factory's The Other Mozart is the true and untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus - a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother, to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history.
May 19, 2017, 8:00 pm
Jorge Cham, PHD Comics; Daniel Whiteson, University of California, Irvine
Tickets: $7
Jorge Cham, of PHD Comics and physicist Daniel Whiteson explore why a vast portion of our universe is still a mystery, and what a lot of smart people are doing to understand it.
July 14, 2017, 8:00 pm
Neutrinos are the oddballs of elementary particles, and their peculiar properties suggest connections to many of the big mysteries of particle physics. Enrico Fermi was the first to propose a way to detect them and to officially bestow their name. The story of Fermi’s “little neutral ones” has already many surprises and inspiring examples of daring experimental initiative.
Sept. 15, 2017, 8:00 pm
Gino Segre, University of Pennsylvania; Bettina Hoerlin, Author
Tickets: $7
Enrico Fermi is unquestionably the most famous scientist to come from Italy since Galileo, so revered by his peers that he was known as “the Pope,” because his scientific instincts and skills were said to be “infallible.” A physics Nobel Prize winner in 1938, he was one of the most productive and creative scientists of the twentieth century. His work changed our world with the advent of nuclear reactors, weapons of mass destruction and life-saving medical interventions. Fermilab, the largest particle accelerator in the United States, bears his name as does the nation’s most significant presidential award in science and technology.
Sept. 30, 2017, 8:00 pm
Derek Gripper; Debashish Bhattachrya
Tickets: $24 for adults $13 for students Eligible for Early Bird, Bison, Senior/Military and Group Discounts
Two world music phenoms bring a fresh look at the guitar. Derek Gripper plays kora guitar from South Africa, and Debashish Bhattachrya is a master of the Indian slide guitar.
Oct. 14, 2017, 7:00 pm
Michel Lauziere, Master of the Unusual
Tickets: $25 for adults $13 for youth ages 18 and under Eligible for Early Bird, Bison, Senior/Military and Group Discounts
Humorist, musician, and Master of the Unusual returns to Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium for a great family fun.
Nov. 4, 2017, 8:00 pm
Aquila Theatre Company
Tickets: $38/$19 for youth ages 18 and under
Aquila Theatre has been bringing the classics to more than 50 communities in the United States each year. Join us for their production of either Shakespeare's Hamlet or Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility.