Chautauqua Institution

Through a unique mix of professional and pre-professional programs, Chautauqua celebrates, encourages and studies the fine and performing arts in a community where artists and audiences live together as one.

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The Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI) encourages engagement with an expansive range of critical issues in the visual arts, and attracts distinguished exhibitors and renowned guest artists and faculty. Our galleries present contemporary as well as historically based exhibitions.

The Chautauqua Dance program, formed by artistic director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux in 1989, includes performances by the Charlotte Ballet in residence and the renowned School of Dance.

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