Explore “Beyond the Stage”

From internationally-renowned musicians, actors and dancers to independent filmmakers and artistic directors, the Lied Center makes it possible to engage with and learn from some of the world’s most outstanding artists.

25+ Year Partnership with USD 497—Beyond the Stage
The Lied Center is proud to partner with Lawrence Public Schools in providing free arts experiences to all students in the district each year. From school-only performances to Third Grade Theatre Arts Day to educator workshops and more, integrating the arts into the lives of the next generation is at the core of our mission.

In celebration of our 25-year partnership with Lawrence Public Schools, from 1994 to 2019, the Lied Center invited over 600 third and fourth grade students and their art teachers to participate in a unique and interactive art experience led by artist Carol Bradbury. The result—a visually stunning installation of four lobby column wraps that the artist evolved from students working and playing together.
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