In collaboration with other departments and organizations, the CFA hosts nearly 300 events a year, including performances and exhibitions in art, dance, music, and theater. Increasingly, many events embrace more than one discipline or genre. The CFA presents student and faculty work as well as the work of visiting artists in our various series offerings. With this in mind, events can be viewed in the following different ways:

Events by Series

Performing Arts Series
Navaratri Festival
Music at The Russell House
In the Galleries

Events by Genre

Art Talks
Dance Events
Music Events
Theater Events

Events by Department

Art & Art History Department
Dance Department
Music Department
Theater Department

Events by Season

Fall 2017

Upcoming Events

Bach to School
Friday, September 7, 2018 at 6:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown


Artist in Residence Ronald Ebrecht's ninth annual opening of the Wesleyan concert calendar, Bach to School, also marks the start of a celebration of 30 years of his teaching at Wesleyan.
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 2:00pm
Various locations on Wesleyan University campus


Inspired by Fête de la Musique (also known as Make Music Day), the seventh annual The MASH festival highlights Wesleyan's student music scene, with multiple stages on campus featuring everything from a cappella ensembles to student, faculty, and alumni bands.
Opening Reception: Chado—The Way of Tea
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 12:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center


The exhibition Chado: The Way of Tea explores the prominent role and significance of the tea ceremony as an art and spiritual practice in China and Japan.
Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10:00am
World Music Hall


Open to all children ages 7 to 14, no prior experience necessary. Come for the first class free—if your child likes it, sign them up!

Tickets are on sale now online. Pick your own seats! The Wesleyan University Box Office is open for walk-up and phone sales Monday through Friday, 11am to 3pm.

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