Hop Art

Get to know the Baltimore arts scene—and connect with fellow students and faculty! Free!

HopArt is currently on hiatus due to COVID-19. We look forward to offering this program when it is safe to do so. Please see below for an example of this engaging initiative which connects JHU student with each other and to the arts offerings in Baltimore.

Hop Art, generously funded by the Parents Fund, provides JHU students (undergraduate Homewood and PhD) an opportunity to attend performing arts events in Baltimore, also allowing students and faculty to interact in a social setting.

STUDENTS: Events are for Homewood undergraduate students only, except for the PhD-only events, marked below.

FACULTY: If you would like to attend/chaperone an undergraduate event, please Email the director of Homewood Arts Programs.
If you would like to attend a PhD event, email the vice provost for graduate education office.

How to Sign Up

Homewood undergraduate students

To sign up for a possible free ticket to an event please click the button below:

Sign Up

Questions? Email the interim director of Homewood Arts Programs.

PhD students from other Hopkins schools or campuses

To sign up for a possible free ticket to one of the three special PhD events listed below, email the vice provost for graduate education office. Please list the name and date of the Hop Art event(s) you would like to attend. Additionally, include your name, school, PhD program and phone number.

Spring Semester 2020 Events

All events are subject to change.

Classical Music in Film: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, February 9, 3pm (Undergraduate & PhD Students)
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Combining clips from classic Chaplin films with live music on Chaplin’s 130th birthday, tracing Chaplin’s relationship with 20th-century master composers and his own film scores. This cinematic program also features John Corigliano’s Red Violin Chaconne, Barber’s heartbreaking Adagio for Strings (Platoon) and John Williams’ poignant Three Pieces from Schindler’s List. Learn more about this program.

By Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman

Saturday, March 7, 2pm (Undergraduate)
Hippodrome Theatre

Look at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” Learn more about “Wicked.”


Sunday, March 29, 3pm (Undergraduate)
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

The Chicago Multicultural Dance Center’s select Hiplet Ballerina Company makes their first appearance at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, fusing classical pointe technique with urban dance that is rooted in communities of color, fueled by inclusivity, modern movement, and Instagram-ready style. Learn more about this “Hiplet” program.

“Where We Stand”
By Donnetta Lavinia Grays

Sunday, April 5, 2pm (Undergraduate and PhD Students)
Baltimore Center Stage

WHEN THE DEVIL PAYS HIS RESPECTS: This brand-new fable of penance is filled with humor, heart, and music. When a town is running low on compassion and a man is stripped of companionship, just one kind stranger can tip the scales. Join in community as one passionate storyteller spins a supernatural tale of loneliness seduced by kindness and asks us “what do we owe each other?” Learn more about “Where We Stand.”

By William Shakespeare

Sunday, April 26, 2 pm (Undergraduate)
Chesapeake Shakespeare Theater

“This above all: to thine own self be true. And it must follow, as the night the day. Thou canst not then be false to any man.” Hamlet may be Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy. It’s also a fast-paced drama overflowing with robust language, piercing ideas, and dark humor. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Resident Actor Vince Eisenson will play dazzling Prince Hamlet, who wrestles with madness as he seeks to avenge his father’s murder. Learn more about “Hamlet.”


  • Each event will have 10 student tickets available.
  • Open to Homewood undergraduate students only, except for the events for doctoral students.
  • There will be a random drawing to select which students attend.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified via email approximately two weeks in advance of the event. You must reply within two days to confirm that you will attend.
  • A waitlist will be kept in case of cancellations. If a ticket becomes available, the next student on the waitlist will be contacted as soon as possible.
  • Two faculty or staff will attend with you.
  • If time permits after the event, the group will gather at a restaurant for food and conversation.
  • You can request multiple events. If you attend an event, you will be placed at the end of the waitlist for any further events for the semester.
  • If you got a ticket for an event in the previous semester and did not attend nor let the organizers know you could not attend, you will not be considered for an event this semester.
  • Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should email the interim director of Homewood Arts Programs. We ask that requests for accommodation be made at least three business days before the event.

Special thanks to the Hopkins Parents Fund for underwriting this amazing opportunity!