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May

Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2015’s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program. Curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair.
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Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
Ida, A Novel is a multimedia dance theater solo performance based on the Gertrude Stein novel.
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Artist Talk: A Body in Fukushima
Artist Talk: A Body in Fukushima
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11:00am
CFA Hall
Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston will talk about their collaboration for the exhibition A Body in Fukushima.
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Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter
Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter
Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 12:00pm
Harbor Park, Harbor Drive, Middletown
Spend an afternoon at Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter featuring live music, visual art installations, plein air painters, a kids' activity zone, environmental education exhibits, a craft fair, farmer's market, and much more to bring you closer to the rich culture, history, and science of the Connecticut River.
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Ten Teen Tones Times Three, almost
Ten Teen Tones Times Three, almost
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Hall
An evening of music and sound installations, some with video, by students in MUSC 220, "Composing, Performing, and Listening to Experimental Music," and the Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble
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West African Drumming and Dance Concert
West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 3:00pm
CFA Courtyard

An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa, featuring choreographer Iddi Saaka and master drummer Abraham Adzenyah with their students in three levels of “West African Dance” courses, plus guest artists.

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Annual Organ Romp
Annual Organ Romp
Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 10:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Lip-sync to "Dancing Queen," swing, sing, and laugh along with Wesleyan's organists.
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WesWinds Spring Concert
WesWinds Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble, under the direction of John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce, performs an exciting array of pieces for winds and percussion.
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South Indian Voice and Solkattu
South Indian Voice and Solkattu
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Students of Adjunct Assistant Professors of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan and David Nelson will perform their annual recital of music from the Karnatak tradition of South India.
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A Celebration of Silent Sounds
A Celebration of Silent Sounds
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 6:30pm
CFA Hall
Celebrate the writing excellence of students in Middletown Public Schools, grades 6 through 12, and hear their winning submissions of essays, short stories, and poetry from the annual literary magazine Silent Sounds.
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Ebony Singers Spring Concert
Ebony Singers Spring Concert
Monday, May 4, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
An evening of great gospel music by Wesleyan’s Ebony Singers under the direction of Dr. Marichal Monts ’85 will sooth your soul and lift your spirits.
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 “Middle Kingdom” in Middletown: A Night of Chinese Music
“Middle Kingdom” in Middletown: A Night of Chinese Music
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
The Chinese Music Ensemble presents their spring semester concert including music from traditional and contemporary repertoire. Co-directed by graduate students Joy Lu and Ender Terwilliger.
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Worlds of Dance Concert
Worlds of Dance Concert
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
“Introduction to Dance” and beginning dance students perform works of various styles, including Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical dance).
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Senior Recital: Zachary Kantor
Senior Recital: Zachary Kantor
Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Zachary Kantor performs In Return: A Recital by Zachary Kantor.
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Wesleyan University Orchestra featuring Concerto Competition Winners
Wesleyan University Orchestra featuring Concerto Competition Winners
Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra, under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina, presents a winning dish from October 2014’s “à la carte” menus—the audience voted for Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition—and the winners of the Wesleyan University Concerto Competition.
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Spring Dance Concert: Unbecome
Spring Dance Concert: Unbecome
Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
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Spring Dance Concert: Unbecome
Spring Dance Concert: Unbecome
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
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Experimental Music for Vocal Quartet
Experimental Music for Vocal Quartet
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Vocalists Eliza Bagg, Suzanne Schwing (pictured), Michael Steinberger, and John Rose of the New York Virtuoso Singers, conducted by Harold Rosenbaum, will present a concert of new and recent music for voice by Wesleyan graduate students and others.
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April

Wesleyan Taiko Concert
Wesleyan Taiko Concert
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 9:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students in the Taiko Drumming Ensemble perform thunderous and exhilarating rhythms of Japanese Taiko drumming under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan.
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Javanese Gamelan
Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of Javanese Gamelan. The concert will include a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.
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Collegium Musicum
Collegium Musicum
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel
The Collegium Musicum, directed by Visiting Instructor in Music Robert Strebendt, performs Tomás Luis de Victoria's Missa O Magnum Mysterium with harpsichordist Simon Jacobs.
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Artful Lunch Series: Lucas McLaughlin
Artful Lunch Series: Lucas McLaughlin
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for presentations by Wesleyan faculty and students about their favorite works in the DAC collection. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy coffee, homemade cookies, and conversation following the talk.
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What Happens When We Tell a Story: Talk by Quiara Alegría Hudes
What Happens When We Tell a Story: Talk by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Quiara Alegría Hudes is the Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Writing and Theater at Wesleyan University. Her play Water by the Spoonful received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This talk tells the true backstage story of what happened after Ms. Hudes turned her cousin's life into a trilogy of plays. For him, opening night was only the beginning.
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Adedoyin Teriba: Tribal Marks and Architecture—Form, Identities in Brazil and Southwest Nigeria (1830s - 1920s)
Adedoyin Teriba: Tribal Marks and Architecture—Form, Identities in Brazil and Southwest Nigeria (1830s - 1920s)
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 4:30pm
41 Wyllys, Room 112
Adedoyin Teriba is a graduate student in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University.
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Senior Recital: Christopher Sailor and Zack Cohen
Senior Recital: Christopher Sailor and Zack Cohen
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 8:00pm
Music Rehearsal Hall 003 (Daltry Room), 60 Wyllys Avenue
Christopher Sailor and Zack Cohen perform Diving: The Collected Works of Chris Sailor and Zack Cohen.
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WesleyPan Steelband Spring Concert
WesleyPan Steelband Spring Concert
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 6:00pm
World Music Hall
WesleyPan, the Wesleyan University Steelband, will present a selection of music from popular, classical, and folk traditions in Trinidad.
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Senior Recital: Vivian Deng
Senior Recital: Vivian Deng
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 3:00pm
Memorial Chapel

Vivian Deng performs Cello Recital.

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Noah Baerman Resonance Ensemble
Noah Baerman Resonance Ensemble
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A pianist, composer, educator, author, and Artistic Director of Resonant Motion, “Noah Baerman is no stranger to aiming high” (David Adler, Village Voice). Mr. Baerman’s group will present the world premiere of his extended work The Rock and the Redemption.
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The Bald Soprano
The Bald Soprano
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
In one of the seminal plays of Theater of the Absurd, The Bald Soprano (1950), Eugène Ionesco reveals the decay of a modern person and the futility of meaningful communication in contemporary society. Directed by Professor of Theater Yuri Kordonsky.
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The Bald Soprano
The Bald Soprano
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater
In one of the seminal plays of Theater of the Absurd, The Bald Soprano (1950), Eugène Ionesco reveals the decay of a modern person and the futility of meaningful communication in contemporary society. Directed by Professor of Theater Yuri Kordonsky.
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The Big Draw: Middletown
The Big Draw: Middletown
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 1:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall, Art Workshops, and Davison Art Center
This fourth annual community event invites everyone to celebrate drawing in all its forms with workshops for people of all skill levels, from beginners to accomplished artists.
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Senior Recital: Jacob Feder
Senior Recital: Jacob Feder
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel

Jacob Feder performs All is Fair.

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Wayang Kulit: Javanese Puppet Play
Wayang Kulit: Javanese Puppet Play
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall

University Professor of Music and dhalang (puppet master)  Sumarsam and the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito, will present a Javanese wayang kulit, the puppet play employing intricately carved leather puppets, accompanied by an ensemble of instruments and vocalists.

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The Bald Soprano
The Bald Soprano
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
In one of the seminal plays of Theater of the Absurd, The Bald Soprano (1950), Eugène Ionesco reveals the decay of a modern person and the futility of meaningful communication in contemporary society. Directed by Professor of Theater Yuri Kordonsky.
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Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble, directed by Noah Baerman, present an exciting evening of jazz repertoire by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter, and others.
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The Bald Soprano
The Bald Soprano
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
In one of the seminal plays of Theater of the Absurd, The Bald Soprano (1950), Eugène Ionesco reveals the decay of a modern person and the futility of meaningful communication in contemporary society. Directed by Professor of Theater Yuri Kordonsky.
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The Bald Soprano
The Bald Soprano
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
In one of the seminal plays of Theater of the Absurd, The Bald Soprano (1950), Eugène Ionesco reveals the decay of a modern person and the futility of meaningful communication in contemporary society. Directed by Professor of Theater Yuri Kordonsky.
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This is How we Fly
This is How we Fly
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown
This is How we Fly perform folk and improvised music from Dublin, Ireland during their Connecticut debut on their first tour of the United States.
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Music Department Colloquium: Noah Baerman
Music Department Colloquium: Noah Baerman
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 4:15pm
Daltry Room, Music Rehearsal Hall Room 003, 60 Wyllys Avenue
Visiting Instructor in Music Noah Baerman discusses the philosophical origins and musical development of his suite The Rock and the Redemption in anticipation of its premiere on Saturday, April 25.
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Jonathan Zorn: Language as Dust
Jonathan Zorn: Language as Dust
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Jonathan Zorn presents two composition for speech and electronics, Language as Dust and Perforation.
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Senior Talks in the History of Art
Senior Talks in the History of Art
Monday, April 20, 2015 at 4:30pm
41 Wyllys, Room 112
Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History will present their talks: Alexa Burzinski, Brandon Eng, Rachel Pei Hirsch, Samuel Usdan, and Gavriella Wolf.
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Graduate Recital: Jason Brogan
Graduate Recital: Jason Brogan
Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3:00pm
World Music Hall
Jason Brogan performs Jason Brogan: thesis.
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Senior Recital: Raechel Rosen
Senior Recital: Raechel Rosen
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8:00pm
Buddhist House, 356 Washington Street
Raechel Rosen performs Lodia.
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In/Between: Pieces in Progress
In/Between: Pieces in Progress
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
Lebanese American writer, performer, and teaching artist Leila Buck '99 presents In/Between, a work-in-progress sharing of a collaborative theatrical work.
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Senior Recital: J. Parker Wilson
Senior Recital: J. Parker Wilson
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
J. Parker Wilson performs In the Willow Garden.
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The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano Recital
The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano Recital
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2:00pm
The Russell House
A piano recital featuring the participants of the Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano Competition.
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Senior Recital: Raechel Rosen
Senior Recital: Raechel Rosen
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 8:00pm
Buddhist House, 356 Washington Street
Raechel Rosen performs Lodia.
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In/Between: Pieces in Progress
In/Between: Pieces in Progress
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
Lebanese American writer, performer, and teaching artist Leila Buck '99 presents In/Between, a work-in-progress sharing of a collaborative theatrical work.
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Senior Recital: Raechel Rosen
Senior Recital: Raechel Rosen
Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 8:00pm
Buddhist House, 356 Washington Street
Raechel Rosen performs Lodia.
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Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Four
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Four
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Dandara Catete, Katherine DuSarah EsocoffSarah Koppelkam, and Virgil B/G Taylor in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History.
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Photographs of Civilization
Photographs of Civilization
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Room 106
Mark Steinmetz '82 will discuss "Photographs of Civilization" as part of the Silipo Art and Art History Lecture Series.
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Opening Reception: Beyond the Veil - A Photography Exhibition
Opening Reception: Beyond the Veil - A Photography Exhibition
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 4:30pm
Green Street Teaching and Learning Center, 51 Green Street, Middletown
The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut coordinates an exhibition of photography focused on Muslim women in America.
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Uneasy Duets: Contemporary American Dances about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Uneasy Duets: Contemporary American Dances about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 4:30pm
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street
Dr. Rebecca Rossen '90 presents the Annual Dr. Cynthia Novack Lecture (in Memoriam), "Uneasy Duets: Contemporary American Dances about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict."
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Artist Talk: Will Rawls - Disciplinary Actions, Choreography as an Inexact Science
Artist Talk: Will Rawls - Disciplinary Actions, Choreography as an Inexact Science
Monday, April 13, 2015 at 12:00pm
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street

Will Rawls is a choreographer, performer, and writer with a non-disciplinary practice of dance, language, and installation. He is the 2015-16 Creative Campus Fellow in Dance, and will be teaching DANC378 "Repertory and Performance" during the fall 2015 semester.
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Senior Recital: Jaime de Venecia
Senior Recital: Jaime de Venecia
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Jaime de Venecia performs empty_mirror.
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Senior Recital: Tim Gallivan
Senior Recital: Tim Gallivan
Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 9:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
Tim Gallivan performs Let There Be Light!
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Senior Recital: Robert Don
Senior Recital: Robert Don
Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Robert Don performs Humble: An Indie Game Expo.
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The Nile Project
The Nile Project
Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The dozen musicians in The Nile Project perform “joyous and even raucous” (NPR Music) songs from traditions of Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, and Uganda in this Connecticut premiere.
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Senior Recital: Jacob Masters
Senior Recital: Jacob Masters
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Jacob Masters performs Exploring F#.
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Senior Recital: Eriq Robinson
Senior Recital: Eriq Robinson
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
Eriq Robinson performs The Reality Ends Here: Beginning of the End.

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Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Three
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Three
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Serena Berry, Stephen MacNeille, Isaac Pollan, Madeleine Chabot, Adrian Nugent-Head, and Miles Cornwall in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History.
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Artful Lunch Series: Claire Grace
Artful Lunch Series: Claire Grace
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for presentations by Wesleyan faculty and students about their favorite works in the DAC collection. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy coffee, homemade cookies, and conversation following the talk.
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Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
Ida, A Novel is a multimedia dance theater solo performance based on the Gertrude Stein novel.
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
Senior choreographers will present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
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Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 9:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
Ida, A Novel is a multimedia dance theater solo performance based on the Gertrude Stein novel.
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
Senior choreographers will present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
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Senior Recital: Oluwaseun Odubiro
Senior Recital: Oluwaseun Odubiro
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Oluwaseun Odubiro performs Flies Flucht.
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Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
Ida, A Novel is a multimedia dance theater solo performance based on the Gertrude Stein novel.
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Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
Ida, A Novel is a multimedia dance theater solo performance based on the Gertrude Stein novel.
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
Senior choreographers will present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
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Silipo Art and Art History Lecture Series: Vincent Debiais
Silipo Art and Art History Lecture Series: Vincent Debiais
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 4:15pm
41 Wyllys Avenue, Room 112
Vincent Debiais will discuss "The Surveyor Angel: Writing and Images in the Cloister of the Abbey of Moissac" as part of the Silipo Art and Art History Lecture Series.
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Exhibition Reboot and Gallery Talk with Eiko Otake and William Johnston
Exhibition Reboot and Gallery Talk with Eiko Otake and William Johnston
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 12:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center

Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston will talk about their collaboration for the exhibition A Body in Fukushima.

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The Universal Flute: Old and New Music for the Shakuhachi
The Universal Flute: Old and New Music for the Shakuhachi
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 8:00pm
Seminar Room, Mansfield Freeman Center, College of East Asian Studies

Asian Cutural Council Senior Advisor Ralph Samuelson MA ’71 performs traditional music on shakuhachi (Japanese flute), with a special performance by dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake.

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Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Two
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Two
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Joseph Strella, Genna DeGroot, Gabe Gordon, Nicole Dalessandro, and Hailey Sowden in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History.
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March

Elemental
Elemental
Monday, March 30, 2015 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall
A free screening of Elemental, the inaugural film of a new documentary film series "The Elements: An Annual Environmental Film Series."
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The Long Way "Home": Art, Change, and Imagination
The Long Way "Home": Art, Change, and Imagination
Monday, March 30, 2015 at 4:15pm
Romance Languages and Literatures Lounge, 300 High Street
An artist talk by Sundus Abdul Hadi about re-claiming identity, overcoming struggle, and using art as a vehicle for social change.
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Graduate Recital: Dina Maccabee
Graduate Recital: Dina Maccabee
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Dina Maccabee presents Graduate Thesis Recital.
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Senior Recital: Merry Li
Senior Recital: Merry Li
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 3:00pm
World Music Hall
Merry Li presents A Show from the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
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Music of Survival
Music of Survival
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 1:30pm
Goldsmith Family Cinema, College of Film and the Moving Image
Featuring a performance by bandurist, kobzar (bard), and composer Julian Kytasty, a screening of the film Music of Survival about the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus, and a discussion with film director Orest Sushko.
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Spring Faculty Dance Concert:  Women of Myth Unleashed/The Seven Deadly Sins
Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Women of Myth Unleashed/The Seven Deadly Sins
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Artist in Residence Patricia Beaman presents two exhilarating world premieres.
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Senior Recital: Ming Zhu
Senior Recital: Ming Zhu
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall
Ming Zhu presents Tunes of Ancient China: Ming’s Guqin Senior Recital.
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Spring Faculty Dance Concert:  Women of Myth Unleashed/The Seven Deadly Sins
Spring Faculty Dance Concert: Women of Myth Unleashed/The Seven Deadly Sins
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Artist in Residence Patricia Beaman presents two exhilarating world premieres.
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Omnia Hegazy
Omnia Hegazy
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Singer-songwriter Omnia Hegazy combines guitar-driven American pop/rock and Arabic folk. At Wesleyan, Ms. Hegazy will be accompanied for the first time outside of New York City by drummer Max Maples, bassist Carl Limbacher, electric guitarist Coyote Anderson, and Natalia Perlaza on Arabic percussion and tabla.

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Opening Reception: Personal Recollections - Gifts from Robert Dannin and Jolie Stahl
Opening Reception: Personal Recollections - Gifts from Robert Dannin and Jolie Stahl
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
Inspired by anthropological theories of gift-giving, Jolie Stahl and Robert Dannin recently donated a collection of 69 prints, photographs, and multiples to the Davison Art Center in honor of their daughter, Isadora Dannin ’14.
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The Craft of Story: Narrative Strategies in Film and Writing
The Craft of Story: Narrative Strategies in Film and Writing
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8:00pm
The Russell House
In this literary talk, Sadia Shepard ’97 will discuss narrative strategies in writing and film.
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The Other Half of Tomorrow with Sadia Shepard ’97
The Other Half of Tomorrow with Sadia Shepard ’97
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 4:15pm
Center for Film Studies, 301 Washington Terrace
Sadia Shepard ’97 presents her documentary film The Other Half of Tomorrow, which looks at contemporary Pakistan through the perspective of dynamic female change-makers: artists, activists, educators, politicians, and athletes.
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Graduate Recital: Daniel Fishkin - Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2015
Graduate Recital: Daniel Fishkin - Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
A graduate recital by Daniel Fishkin.
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Opening Reception: Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition
Opening Reception: Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

The Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition will run from Saturday, March 7 through Saturday, March 14, 2015. 

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DanceMasters Weekend: Choreographers Conversation
DanceMasters Weekend: Choreographers Conversation
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 12:00pm
Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center 265 Church Street, Middletown
Meet choreographers Brian Brooks, Wendy Whelan, David Dorfman, and Ronald K. Brown during a noontime conversation moderated by Nicole Stanton, Chair of the Wesleyan University Dance Department.
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Senior Recital: Ben Zucker
Senior Recital: Ben Zucker
Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Ben Zucker performs Poetics in Motion.
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Stanley Maxwell
Stanley Maxwell
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Stanley Maxwell plays original music with intricate group improvisations, and won "Best Jazz Song" at the 7th annual Independent Music Awards. The quartet features Andy Chatfield on drums, Mark Crino on bass, Eric DellaVecchia on alto saxophone, and Evan Green on piano.
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February

Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 9:00pm
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
An experiment in actor-audience relationships, using popular music and elements of Japanese kabuki theater.
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The Visiting Room: Thesis Theater Production by Sara Guernsey
The Visiting Room: Thesis Theater Production by Sara Guernsey
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
A senior thesis production based on testimonials and interviews with five inmates that takes the audience inside the walls of state prisons.
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Wesleyan University Orchestra: CATcerto and Musical Beasts
Wesleyan University Orchestra: CATcerto and Musical Beasts
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 1:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
A children’s concert featuring very special guest Nora The Piano Cat and an orchestral suite from the animated Disney/Pixar movie Up! (2009), performed by the Wesleyan University Orchestra.
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Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9:00pm
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
An experiment in actor-audience relationships, using popular music and elements of Japanese kabuki theater.
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Tari Aceh! Music and Dance from Northern Sumatra
Tari Aceh! Music and Dance from Northern Sumatra
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Connecticut premiere by nine female traditional Acehnese dancers featuring songs and body percussion from the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
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The Visiting Room: Thesis Theater Production by Sara Guernsey
The Visiting Room: Thesis Theater Production by Sara Guernsey
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
A senior thesis production based on testimonials and interviews with five inmates that takes the audience inside the walls of state prisons.
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Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:00pm
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
An experiment in actor-audience relationships, using popular music and elements of Japanese kabuki theater.
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Workshop: Dance from Northern Sumatra
Workshop: Dance from Northern Sumatra
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6:30pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall, 55 Wyllys Avenue
A dance workshop open to all experience levels with members of Tari Aceh! Participants will learn Saman, a popular dance form from Indonesia that combines text, poetry, and movement.
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Panel Discussion: Expressing and Contesting Indonesia-Islam Encounters in Performing Arts - Dance and Music in Aceh
Panel Discussion: Expressing and Contesting Indonesia-Islam Encounters in Performing Arts - Dance and Music in Aceh
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 4:15pm
CFA Hall
Organized and moderated by University Professor of Music Sumarsam, this panel will discuss performing art as a space for expressing Indonesia-Islam encounters.
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Artful Lunch Series: Laurie Nussdorfer
Artful Lunch Series: Laurie Nussdorfer
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join Professor of History and Letters Laurie Nussdorfer as she shares her favorite works in the Davison Art Center collection.
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A Body in a Library
A Body in a Library
Monday, February 23, 2015 at 10:00pm
Olin Library Lobby, 252 Church Street
A Body in Places is dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake’s first solo project, which incorporates both performative and non-performative elements, and includes the photography exhibition A Body in Fukushima.
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This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part V
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part V
Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the fifth in a series of CD-length recitals of his piano music, performed by the composer with special guest artist Lydia Brown, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, and Associate Conductor, Metropolitan Opera.
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Idiopreneurial Entrephonics: Concerts
Idiopreneurial Entrephonics: Concerts
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
“Idiopreneurial Entrephonics” is a two day festival of music made mostly with analog electronic circuitry, including two evening concerts.
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Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental: 17 Border Crossings
Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental: 17 Border Crossings
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
The Connecticut premiere of 17 Border Crossings, a solo work written and directed by Thaddeus Phillips based on his actual travel experiences.
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Idiopreneurial Entrephonics: Concerts
Idiopreneurial Entrephonics: Concerts
Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
“Idiopreneurial Entrephonics” is a two day festival of music made mostly with analog electronic circuitry, including two evening concerts.
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History Matters...Careers: "From History Major to Arts Center Director”
History Matters...Careers: "From History Major to Arts Center Director”
Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 12:00pm
Public Affairs Center 002
Pamela Tatge '84 P'16, Director of Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts, reflects on the role her History major and her Wesleyan education played in her personal and professional path.

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Ronald Ebrecht: Be Mine
Ronald Ebrecht: Be Mine
Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 4:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht shares a Romantic fifth: the famous Fifth Symphony of Charles-Marie Widor, Moonlight and Roses, and other schmaltz in an afternoon intermezzo for Valentine’s Day.
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Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars perform a spirited fusion of traditional West African music, roots reggae, and rhythmic traditional folk.
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Friday Visiting Artist Studio Showing: Kellie Ann Lynch
Friday Visiting Artist Studio Showing: Kellie Ann Lynch
Friday, February 13, 2015 at 1:30pm
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio
Kellie Ann Lynch is a New Haven-based dancer who has been dancing and touring nationally with Adele Myers & Dancers since 2008, and New York City-based Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc. since 2010.
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3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan
3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan
Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 4:30pm
Seminar Room, Mansfield Freeman Center, College of East Asian Studies
A lecture by Richard J. Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for International Studies, and Founding Director of MIT Japan Program.
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Graduate Recital: Peter Blasser - At the Leadmine
Graduate Recital: Peter Blasser - At the Leadmine
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Hall
A graduate recital by Peter Blasser.
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Stephen Bennett
Stephen Bennett
Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Finger-style guitarist Stephen Bennett presents original compositions and arrangements of the Beatles, Ennio Morricone, and Elmer Bernstein.
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Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Montréal’s Compagnie Marie Chouinard returns to Wesleyan with two new dance works, described as “a hurricane of unbridled imaginativeness” (The New York Times)
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Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Montréal’s Compagnie Marie Chouinard returns to Wesleyan with two new dance works, described as “a hurricane of unbridled imaginativeness” (The New York Times)
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Receptions: A Body in Fukushima
Receptions: A Body in Fukushima
Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:00pm
CFA Hall
After a 5:30pm artist talk with dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston about their collaboration for the exhibition A Body in Fukushima, a walking tour of the three galleries will begin at CFA Hall at 6pm, with a reception in each location.
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Artist Talk with Eiko Otake and William Johnston
Artist Talk with Eiko Otake and William Johnston
Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 5:30pm
CFA Hall
Artist talk with dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston about their collaboration for the exhibition A Body in Fukushima. Following the talk will be a walking tour of the three galleries, with a reception in each location.
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January

Calefax Reed Quintet
Calefax Reed Quintet
Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Amsterdam’s Calefax Reed Quintet breathes new life into classical chamber music by Bach, Shostakovich, and others arranged for oboe, clarinet, sax, bass clarinet, and bassoon.
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Opening Reception: Picture/Thing
Opening Reception: Picture/Thing
Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Main Gallery
Picture/Thing presents ten artists—Kendall Baker, Isidro Blasco, Rachel Harrison '89, Leslie Hewitt, Jon Kessler, Anouk Kruithof, Marlo Pascual, Mariah Robertson, Erin Shirreff, and Letha Wilson—who make hybrid objects that challenge the limits of photography and sculpture at a time when the definitions of the two media continue to evolve. Curated by Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky and Professor of Art Jeffrey Schiff.
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Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10:00am
World Music Hall

Have your child learn the traditional music of Java, Indonesia, for only $30 for a semester of lessons and rehearsals. Open to ages 7 to 14. No prior experience necessary.

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All Things Connecticut
All Things Connecticut
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 10:30pm
CPTV

Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) premieres the sixth season of All Things Connecticut, designed to bring viewers a new appreciation for the people and places that make the state so unique, including Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.

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All Things Connecticut
All Things Connecticut
Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 12:30pm
CPTV

Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) premieres the sixth season of All Things Connecticut, designed to bring viewers a new appreciation for the people and places that make the state so unique, including Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.

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All Things Connecticut
All Things Connecticut
Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 10:30am
CPTV

Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) premieres the sixth season of All Things Connecticut, designed to bring viewers a new appreciation for the people and places that make the state so unique, including Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.

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Tour of the Exhibition Goya: Order and Disorder at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Tour of the Exhibition Goya: Order and Disorder at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 9:30am
Musuem of Fine Arts, Boston
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a tour with one of the curators of Goya: Order and Disorder at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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All Things Connecticut
All Things Connecticut
Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 8:00pm
CPTV

Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) premieres the sixth season of All Things Connecticut, designed to bring viewers a new appreciation for the people and places that make the state so unique, including Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.

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A World of Arts in the Heart of Connecticut