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River Campus is home to the Earl and Margie Holland College of Arts and Media a world-class entertainment venue for student and touring performances.  The River Campus is the only campus dedicated solely to art, dance, music and theatre in Missouri. Unlike many universities that house these disciplines in facilities across campus, Southeast provides a unique opportunity for artists of all talents to spend time and work together on a daily basis and in the same space.

The River Campus opened in 2007 and houses the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall, the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Southeast Missouri Regional Museum, the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center, the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre and the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall as well as the historic Seminary Building.  In Fall 2014, in order to meet growing demand, the Kenneth & Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center opened.  In this new residence hall, talented people eat, sleep and work together; whether it’s perfecting an instrumental performance in one of the practice rooms, finishing a masterpiece, or working out in the fitness center, there is never a chance of being bored. As you can see, River Campus is a vibrant community of gifted artists, musicians, actors, performers and dancers. Combine that with international touring groups and guest speakers and you find there are unlimited opportunities for anyone interested in the arts. Join us for a free concert, exhibition, workshop, academies, performing arts production or a summer festival. You can never tell what we will do next

River Campus News

    Crisp Museum Offering Summer Academy Storyworx Children’s Workshops

    The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will host Museum Summer Academy Storyworx workshops June 3-7. Workshop for ages 4-8 will be held from 9-11 a.m., and workshop for ages 9-15 will be held from 1-4 p.m. Topics covered will include story writing, storytelling and illustration, [...]

    Annual Juried Student Exhibition Opens April 5

    “The Annual Juried Student Exhibition” will be displayed in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus April 5-21. An opening reception for the exhibiting students is scheduled for 4-8 p.m. April 5 and is open to the public. The awards ceremony will be held at 5 [...]

    Annual Salon des Refusés Exhibition Features Student Artwork

    The Southeast Missouri State University River Campus Art Gallery will hold its annual “Salon des Refusés” exhibition, featuring original Southeast student artwork. The exhibition will be on display from April 3-12 with a reception from 5-7 p.m. on April 5. The “Salon des Refusés” runs concurrently with the Annual Juried Student Exhibition displayed in the [...]

    Crisp Museum to Host Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshops April 9-10

    Two workshops on Pysanky, the Ukrainian art of egg decorating, are being offered April 9-10 in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The workshops, led by artist and teacher Barbara Duncan, are planned from 1-4 p.m. both days and will be held in the Museum [...]


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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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