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Center for The Arts

 

General Information

Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts, housed in an eleven-building complex designed by Kevin Roche/John Dinkeloo Architects, opened in 1973. By juxtaposing several highly flexible buildings, the architecture preserves the individual integrity of each of the arts while at the same time encouraging creative interaction between them. Undergraduate programs are offered in Art & Art History, Dance, Music and Theater, and graduate programs in Music. Performance and exhibition spaces include Crowell Concert Hall, World Music Hall, Cinema, Theater, Davison Art Center, and the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

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Mission Statement

Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts (CFA) serves the technical and production needs of the departments of dance, music, theater and art and art history, and serves as a cultural center for the campus, Middletown and the region by presenting a wide variety of events and exhibitions ranging from student and faculty works to internationally acclaimed ensembles. The mission of the visiting artist series is to feature the highest caliber of artists who extend and/or enhance Wesleyan's curriculum with a focus on those who are testing the boundaries of their art forms, who are true innovators in their fields, and whose work emanates from the widest spectrum of world cultures. The CFA is internationally recognized for its world music and dance programs, and the strength of the Music Department's graduate program in ethnomusicology. The CFA presents in an eleven-building arts village that includes arts department facilities, a theater, two concert halls, a cinema and a contemporary art gallery. In 2005, the CFA, Wesleyan and community partners founded the Green Street Arts Center located in the poorest neighborhood in the city.

Programming at the CFA includes exhibitions in the Zilkha Gallery, a nationally recognized contemporary art gallery; the Crowell Concert Series, an eclectic mix of classical, world music and jazz; the Breaking Ground Dance Series, which brings companies noted for their artistic rigor and innovation; the Outside the Box Series of discussions and performances in theater; and annual interdisciplinary arts festivals.

The CFA attracts nearly 42,000 campus and community audiences annually to over 260 events and exhibitions.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Mouth as Muse: Drawings by Julia Randall - Artist Talk by Julia Randall
CFA Hall

Thursday, April 24, 2014
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Senior Recital: Ian Anderson
CFA Hall

Thursday, April 24, 2014
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Javanese Gamelan Music with Guest Singer Peni Candra Rini
World Music Hall

Friday, April 25, 2014
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Spring Faculty Dance: Threshold Sites - Feast
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street

Friday, April 25, 2014
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
13th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend: Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Concert
Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, April 26, 2014
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano Recital
Memorial Chapel

Saturday, April 26, 2014
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Spring Faculty Dance: Threshold Sites - Feast
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street

Saturday, April 26, 2014
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Spring Faculty Dance: Threshold Sites - Feast
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street

Saturday, April 26, 2014
08:00 PM - 10:30 PM
13th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend: Oliver Lake Big Band
Crowell Concert Hall

Sunday, April 27, 2014
03:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Graduate Recital: Nathan Friedman
Crowell Concert Hall