Hopkins Center for the Arts

Hop Project Happenings

Updates

Steinway Delivery

Special Delivery

December 19

We were thrilled to take delivery of the Hop's new @steinwayandsons concert grand piano last week. It will be in storage until its permanent home in the Jack '53 and Mac '11 Morris Recital Hall is completed in 2025.

Top of Hop

Top of the Hop Transformation

October 15

Demolition of the old stairs in the Hop Lobby will allow for expanded community spaces when the building reopens.

NYT

Major Project Milestone

October 10

Major gifts enable music recital, dance, and Top of the Hop renovations.

Construction Camera

Construction Cam

August 15

Keep an eye on progress via this construction camera facing the front of the Hop.

Hop Construction

Construction Update

July 26

Demolition is mostly finished as foundation work begins.

Hop Construction Scrim

Behind the Curtain

May 19

Construction has been underway all term, but now it feels real!

Jewelry Studio

Jewelry Studio's New Home

Apr 4

And Jewelry/Metal Director Jeff Georgantes welcomes us to the studio’s new home, already buzzing with creation! (In the Black Family Visual Arts Center, Room 333.)

Woodshop

Welcome to the Woodshop

Mar 31

The student workshops are open! Hear from Woodworking Director Greg Elder and Instructor Pete Michelinie about the new space for the Woodshop, located in a modular building on the Maffei Plaza between the Hop and the Black Family Visual Arts Center.

Rollins Chapel

Music & Spirituality at Rollins Chapel

Feb 6

This week sees our first events in the newly reopened Rollins Chapel with two concerts where music and spirituality come together for a transcendent experience. The beautiful, interfaith space will host Kings Returns’ gorgeous a cappella melodies on Wednesday followed by Sally Pinkas’ From Vienna with Love concert on Thursday. Stay tuned for more this winter!

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Costume Shop in Sudikoff Hall

Music & Theater Departments are all settled into Sudikoff

January 7

The two departments with their costumes, props, instruments and file cabinets have relocated to their new home in Sudikoff Hall, where they will be based for the next few years while construction is underway.

Alumni Hall Roof

Raising the Roof

November 21

We’re very excited for all the transformations happening around us! Aerial footage of the roof being removed from Alumni Hall, making space for a versatile, state-of-the-art Performance Lab. Coming 2025!

A pianist sits at a piano in the Steinway & Sons Factory showroom

Picking the Piano

October 4

Hop Pianist-in-Residence Sally Pinkas testing out one of the exquisite Steinway Ds at the Steinway & Sons factory in Queens. We were there to pick out the piano to reside in the new Recital Hall named in honor of Jack Morris '53 and Mac Morris '11.

Alumni Hall

Transforming Alumni Hall

October 1

Demolition of the roof of Alumni Hall makes way for a State-of-the-Art Performance Lab.

The Future of the Hop

July 20

See comparisons of current construction photos to renderings of new spaces being created as part of the Hop's expansion.

Hop Rendering

A Thank You Video

August 10

Howard Gilman '44 Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie extends her thanks for the community's support of the Call to Lead Campaign and the Hopkins Center renovations. "Thank you for making sure the next generation of artists—tomorrow's empathetic leaders—have a stunning and functional new home on campus."

Bentley statue

Bentley Is Back!

May 5

If you’ve missed rubbing Warner Bentley’s nose the last few months, you’ll be happy to know he’s currently at the Courtyard Café. Stop by for some good luck!

Ceramics wheel

Ceramics Studio is Open

Apr 3

Next up, Ceramics Studio Director Jenny Swanson shows us around the studio’s temporary home, in the Black Family Visual Arts Center, Room 333. Come check it out!

Hopper Truck

Ready to Hit the Road

Mar 29

Meet The Hopper (as we like to call it)! It’s our new production rig for storing and transporting the stuff we need to get the arts out everywhere. Welcome to the team… and nice outfit!

Jewelry Class in Wilson Hall

Jewelry Classes Pop Up in Wilson Hall

January 9

While we wait for the brand new Jewelry Studio in the Black Family Visual Arts Center to be completed later this term, students had fun making wire rings in pop-up classes and maker sessions in Wilson Hall.

Hopkins Center for the Arts

Fences going up. . . but the arts can't be contained!

January 4

Construction has officially begun! The Courtyard Cafe is still open - accessible through the Hood Museum.