Eastern Illinois University

DFAC Mission Statement


Eastern Illinois University’s Doudna Fine Arts Center is a cultural beacon for all of central Illinois. Designed by Antoine Predock, the building stands as a stunning example of modern architecture, uniting form and function, and provides a state-of-the-art home to EIU’s School of the Arts (comprising the Departments of Art + Design, Music, and Theatre Arts). The Doudna presents performances by EIU students and faculty, by school and community groups in our region, and by artists from around the world who engage diverse audiences and work with our faculty, students, and community members in master classes. Part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Doudna also supports and encourages the Humanities and the Sciences to showcase their dynamism and creativity and frequently collaborates with EIU’s Tarble Arts Center, an accredited art museum. The New and Emerging Artists Series epitomizes our mission to join with our community in a celebration of human creativity and artistic inspiration.