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Welcome to the Academy for Visual and Performing Arts!  Since 2003, we have been supporting the curiosity, passion, and endeavors for the Arts on the Texas A&M University campus and in the Bryan-College Station area.  We host nationally and internationally renowned experimental artists, support innovative experiments by our faculty and students, but also engage our community in current dialogues about the Arts.  We hope you join us to make an impact on the Arts, our community, and society. 


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    Growing Harmony

    The Texas A&M Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts (AVPA) and The Gardens are pleased to join together to offer Growing Harmony. A unique, inspirational opportunity for our campus members and surrounding community to experience the intersection of music and nature via a free mobile app for Apple and Android devices. To participate, download Growing Harmony for iOS devices here or Android devices here. 


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    Making The Public–Commons

    MAKING THE PUBLIC–COMMONS is an installation and a conversations-marathon project motivated by the ambition and need to elaborate our positions towards the making and building of public–commons, primarily through an act of appearance and conversation much required in our cultural context. The project relies mainly on direct dialogue and embodied engagement, two crucial forms of impact in our contemporary culture beyond quantitative metrics. It proposes and promotes dialogue and conversations around topics of—but not limited to—how and what constitutes the public and the commons, and why it is critical to appear in public today as we continue to battle the isolating impact of the global pandemic. Conversations include public–commons and institutions, commoning, landscapes, justice, measures, cooperation, water, ecologies, language, and appearance.

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    Ranina Quartet

    VEXA, in partnership with Texas A&M's Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts, is hosting a must see live folk music event taking place all the way across the world in the Republic of Georgia. The event will take place on April 10th and will be hosted on the VEXA platform free of charge for the entire Texas A&M Community. The event commences at 10:00 AM CDT.

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  • As Far As Isolation Goes (Online)
    Jan 26 - Feb 16, 2021

    As Far As Isolation Goes (Online)

    As Far As Isolation Goes (Online) is a collaboration between live artist Tania El Khoury and musician and street artist Basel Zaraa. Reimagined for an online context during coronavirus lockdown, the piece is built from their original collaboration entitled As Far As My Fingertips Take Me in which El Khoury commissioned Zaraa to record a rap song inspired by the journey his sisters made from Damascus to Sweden.
  • The Just And The Blind (Online)
    Mar 10, 2021 - 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    The Just And The Blind (Online)

    Poignant and pressing, The Just and The Blind illuminates the unseen and under-heard experiences of incarcerated youth and the realities their families face. Spoken word artist and arts activist Marc Bamuthi Joseph (BAMUTHI) joins forces with long-time collaborator composer/violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) and street dance pioneer & choreographer Drew Dollaz to explore themes of racial profiling, sentencing and the prison-industrial complex from the perspective of fathers of Black and Brown children.