The Carol Autorino Center for the Arts



Mission Statement

The mission of the Autorino Center is to provide transformative experiences that affirm the arts as essential to the human endeavor and to an understanding of human life, and to serve as a cultural resource for the

University of Saint Joseph and the greater Hartford community. 


Raphael Xavier mid breakdancing from his 2017 show, "Point of Interest."  Female musician from the Celitc roots group Runa, playing the drum.

                             Raphael Xavier's Point of Interest 2017                                                           Runa 2017


The Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities commits to supporting a full creative life for all, by championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive, equitable nation.


Samite playing a traditional African flute during his 2018 performance, "Resilience" in 2018.

Samite's Resilience 2018


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Current Season

Past Seasons

Got Soul - 2018-2019

On the Move- 2017-2018





Autorino Center Wins CT NOW’s Best of Hartford Readers’ Poll


CT Now Best of Hartford Reader's Poll award received by the Autorino Center for the Arts in 2018. 


The Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities at the University of Saint Joseph won first place for Best University/College Arts Venue in CT NOW’s Best of Hartford Readers’ Poll. Annually, this poll serves as a celebration of the best food, drink, entertainment, and services that the Capital city has to offer. University of Connecticut’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts won second place in this category, and University of Hartford’s Hartt School won third place.

Thank you to the USJ and local community for your support!


Photo credit: Andy Hart