All Upcoming Events

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2022
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2022

February

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Opening Reception: Dana DeGiulio and Brandon Ndife
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery: Dana DeGiulio’s Live or Die and Brandon Ndife’s Down to the Spoons and Forks. Both artists will be present, and curator Benjamin Chaffee, Associate Director of Visual Arts and Adjunct Instructor in Art, will make remarks at 5pm.
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Ananya Dance Theatre: Dastak—I Wish You Me [CANCELED]
Friday, February 4, 2022 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater

FREE!

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been canceled.

Choreographed by Artistic Director Ananya Chatterjea and performed by the artists of Minneapolis’ Ananya Dance Theatre, Dastak: I Wish You Me (2021) is a meditation on borders, loss, belonging, home, and liberation.

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Nobuntu
Friday, February 11, 2022 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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The five members of the a cappella ensemble Nobuntu from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe celebrate their identity as African women through their songs and dance, which feature the traditional sounds of their country rooted in Afro-jazz and gospel music, in their Connecticut debut.
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Opening Reception: Strong Bodies for the Revolution
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 12:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center

FREE!

Please join us to celebrate the opening of the new exhibition, Strong Bodies for the Revolution: Pursuing Health and Power in the People’s Republic of China, in the CEAS gallery. The student faculty curators will make remarks at 12:15pm.

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Diane Burko: Visualizing Environmental Change Exhibition Opens
Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Diane Burko’s exhibition Visualizing Environmental Change opens in Zilkha’s South Gallery.  

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Jin Hi Kim: A Ritual for Covid-19
Friday, February 18, 2022 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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A Ritual for Covid-19 (2021) is a community purification performance in memory of over 5.5 million deaths worldwide during the pandemic, created by innovative komungo (Korean stringed instrument) virtuoso Jin Hi Kim, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Wesleyan’s Korean Drumming Ensemble.
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Artist Talk: A Conversation with Brandon Ndife and Anthony Ryan Hatch
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 6:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

On the occasion of Brandon Ndife's solo exhibition Down to the Spoons and Forks in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, the artist will speak with Anthony Ryan Hatch, Chair and Associate Professor of Science in Society, African American Studies, Sociology, Environmental Studies, and the College of the Environment, and Coordinator for Sustainability and Environmental Justice at Wesleyan University.
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Elevator Repair Service: Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge
Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater

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Actors Greig Sargeant and Ben Jalosa Williams of the New York-based ensemble Elevator Repair Service perform the New England premiere of their verbatim staging of the incendiary and revealing confrontation between one of the most influential figures of the Civil Rights Movement and the father of modern American conservatism.
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Elevator Repair Service: Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge
Friday, February 25, 2022 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater

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Actors Greig Sargeant and Ben Jalosa Williams of the New York-based ensemble Elevator Repair Service perform the New England premiere of their verbatim staging of the incendiary and revealing confrontation between one of the most influential figures of the Civil Rights Movement and the father of modern American conservatism.
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Wesleyan University Orchestra: Children’s Concert
Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

The Wesleyan University Orchestra presents their annual children’s concert under the direction of Adjunct Associate Professor of Music and Director of Private Lessons Nadya Potemkina.
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“This Is It!” 2.0: Chamber Music of Neely Bruce
Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 3:00pm
YouTube Live

FREE!

This is the first concert in a series featuring the chamber music of John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce, especially music for string instruments and song cycles. The program for this virtual concert will include the Grand Duo for Cello and Piano and the song cycle “Whitman Fragments.”
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Toneburst Sampler
Monday, February 28, 2022 at 8:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

FREE!

Wesleyan’s Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble presents new and arranged works for live electronics under the direction of Professor of Music Paula Matthusen.

March

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Senior Thesis Theater Production: Abby Meyers—To Play or Not to Play
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater Studio

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A Senior Thesis Theater Production by Abby Meyers ’22. Directed by Akash Bhide ’22 and stage managed by Avanti Sheth ’23.

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Senior Thesis Theater Production: Abby Meyers—To Play or Not to Play
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater Studio

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A Senior Thesis Theater Production by Abby Meyers ’22. Directed by Akash Bhide ’22 and stage managed by Avanti Sheth ’23.

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Senior Thesis Theater Production: Abby Meyers—To Play or Not to Play
Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater Studio

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A Senior Thesis Theater Production by Abby Meyers ’22. Directed by Akash Bhide ’22 and stage managed by Avanti Sheth ’23.

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Public Deinstall: Dana DeGiulio’s Live or Die [NEW DATE]
Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

To mark the end of Dana DeGiulio's Live or Die exhibition in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, the artist will join curator Benjamin Chaffee, Associate Director of Visual Arts and Adjunct Instructor in Art, to discuss the works in the show, their installation, and the artist's practice.
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Senior Thesis Exhibitions Week One Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Join us for the opening reception for the first week of the annual Senior Thesis Exhibitions, from 4pm to 6pm. Featuring works by seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History: Romina Beltran Lazo, Jared Christopher, Nina Criswell, Daniela Sweet-Coll, Karen Xu, and Yao Zhu.
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, March 25, 2022 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater

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Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 2:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater

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Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
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Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater

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Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.
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Senior Thesis Exhibitions Week Two Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Join us for the opening reception for the second week of the annual Senior Thesis Exhibitions, from 4pm to 6pm. Featuring works by seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History: Eli Baden-Lasar, Mia Gleiberman, Julia Kan, Kelsey Morgan, Haishi Teng, and Forrest Walker.

April

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Spring Faculty Dance Concert
Friday, April 1, 2022 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater

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The Spring Faculty Dance Concert highlights new works by the faculty in the Dance Department.
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Senior Recital: Clay Rodgers
Friday, April 1, 2022 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall

FREE!

A senior music recital by Clay Rodgers ’22, featuring the Clay Rodgers Band performing long-form improvised music in the style of the Grateful Dead.
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Spring Faculty Dance Concert
Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater

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The Spring Faculty Dance Concert highlights new works by the faculty in the Dance Department.
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Senior Thesis Exhibitions Week Three Opening Reception
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Join us for the opening reception for the third week of the annual Senior Thesis Exhibitions, from 4pm to 6pm. Featuring works by seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History: Joseph Cohen, Helena Girardoni, Niamh Henchy, Ina Kim, Mi Wiralpach Nawabutsitthirat, and Olivia Thanadabout.
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Senior Thesis Exhibitions Week Four Opening Reception
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Join us for the opening reception for the fourth week of the annual Senior Thesis Exhibitions, from 4pm to 6pm. Featuring works by seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History: Dotan Appelbaum, Nomi Kligler, Morgan Maben, Elisa Pettinato, Mia Sakamoto, and Carmen Scott-Henning.
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Senior Thesis Exhibitions Week Five Opening Reception
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Join us for the opening reception for the fifth week of the annual Senior Thesis Exhibitions, from 4pm to 6pm. Featuring works by seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History: Rhea Aggarwal, Vida Behar, Jonah Newmark, Maia Panlilio, Magine Slonaker, and Benjamin Vuchetich.
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Senior Talks in the History of Art
Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 4:30pm
Boger Hall, Room 112

FREE!

Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History will present their talks.
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Javanese Shadow Puppet Play: Wayang Kulit
Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 8:00pm
YouTube Live

FREE!

The Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble and guest musicians, under the direction of University Professor of Music Harjito with Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music and puppet master (dhalang) Sumarsam, will present a virtual Javanese shadow puppet play (wayang).

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The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Competition
Friday, April 22, 2022 at 12:00pm
Memorial Chapel

FREE!

A keyboard recital featuring the participants of the Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Competition.
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Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 22, 2022 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

The Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Noah Baerman, performs as part of the annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.
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Faculty Theater Production
Friday, April 22, 2022 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

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A production directed by a faculty member of the Theater Department.

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Faculty Theater Production
Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater

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A production directed by a faculty member of the Theater Department.

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The Makanda Project
Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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The Boston-based ensemble The Makanda Project performs as part of the annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.
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Faculty Theater Production
Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

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A production directed by a faculty member of the Theater Department.

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Faculty Theater Production
Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater

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A production directed by a faculty member of the Theater Department.

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Ebony Singers Spring Concert
Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 8:00pm
Time and location to be announced.

FREE!

Enjoy an incredible evening of gospel music with the Wesleyan University Ebony Singers, directed by Marichal Monts ’85, that is sure to lift your spirits and leave a song in your heart.
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Theater Capstone Festival
Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 7:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater

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Senior students present four new works as the culminating project of the theater major.
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Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble Virtual Concert and Demonstration
Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 8:00pm
YouTube Live

FREE!

Experience the culture of Java with a virtual concert featuring beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of University Professor of Music I.M. Harjito and Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Sumarsam.
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Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Friday, April 29, 2022 at 12:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program, under the direction of John Biatowas, perform works by various composers.
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Theater Capstone Festival
Friday, April 29, 2022 at 7:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater

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Senior students present four new works as the culminating project of the theater major.
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Spring Dance Concert
Friday, April 29, 2022 at 8:00pm
Cross Street Dance Studio

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Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
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Wesleyan Concert Choir
Friday, April 29, 2022 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

The Wesleyan Concert Choir, under direction of Adjunct Associate Professor of Music and Director of Private Lessons Nadya Potemkina,  presents a program featuring both a cappella and accompanied selections from classical and modern choral repertoire.
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Theater Capstone Festival
Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 1:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater

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Senior students present four new works as the culminating project of the theater major.
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Chinese Music Ensemble Spring Concert
Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall

FREE!

Wesleyan’s Chinese Music Ensemble, under the direction of Joy Lu, presents a variety of Chinese and Taiwanese music derived from traditional and contemporary musical works.
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Theater Capstone Festival
Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 7:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater

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Senior students present four new works as the culminating project of the theater major.
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Spring Dance Concert
Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 8:00pm
Cross Street Dance Studio

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Student choreographers present works created after a full year of dance composition studies.
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Wesleyan University Orchestra
Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 8:45pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

The Wesleyan University Orchestra under the direction of Adjunct Associate Professor of Music and Director of Private Lessons Nadya Potemkina will feature winners of the annual Concerto Competition.

May

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Theater Capstone Festival
Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 1:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater

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Senior students present four new works as the culminating project of the theater major.
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Worlds of Dance Showcase
Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

The Worlds of Dance Showcase will feature Wesleyan students performing an exciting array of dance styles from a variety of courses, including Indonesian Dance, Bharata Natyam, Hip Hop, and “Introduction to Dance.”
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Japanese Taiko Drumming Ensemble
Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 4:00pm
World Music Hall

FREE!

Wesleyan’s Taiko Drumming Ensemble performs thunderous and thrilling rhythms of Japanese kumi daiko drumming, under the direction of Adjunct Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan. Several dynamic and exciting styles will be showcased, demonstrating both traditional and contemporary Taiko repertoire.
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Theater Capstone Festival
Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 7:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater

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Senior students present four new works as the culminating project of the theater major.
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Incarcerated Stories
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 7:00pm
Zoom Webinar

FREE!

Wesleyan students in the course THEA114-01 “Incarcerated Stories: Documenting In/Justice” taught by Chair and Professor of Theater Ronald S. Jenkins collaborate with formerly incarcerated individuals and their families.
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South Indian Music Student Recital
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

Students of Adjunct Associate Professors B. Balasubrahmaniyan and David Nelson will perform their end semester recital of music from the Karnatak tradition of South India. Performance will feature the song forms Gitam, Kriti, Tillana, Instrumental piece and Solkattu.
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African Pop Music Concert
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

Wesleyan’s African Pop Music Band, directed by Assistant Professor of Music John Dankwa, presents an invigorating performance of contemporary African music and dance. Genres to be performed include highlife, reggae, hiplife, and gospel highlife, among others.
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West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Friday, May 6, 2022 at 3:00pm
CFA Courtyard (Rain site: Crowell Concert Hall)

FREE!

An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa, featuring Assistant Professor of Music John Dankwa and Assistant Professor of Dance Iddi Saaka joined by students in West African music and dance classes.

Free spring event reservations are available now online. The Wesleyan University Box Office opens for walk-up sales on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 11am.

The general public is welcome to view exhibitions in both the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery and the College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center. All patrons must adhere to and follow the University COVID-19 safety guidelines. Wesleyan requires all visitors to be fully vaccinated including booster shots. All visitors will need to provide proof of having been fully vaccinated. Masks are required in all University buildings regardless of vaccination status. Indoor performances as well as special events, including opening receptions in the galleries, will be open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff. Vaccinated visitors may attend outdoor events and outdoor activities unmasked. Patrons under the age of five are required to wear a mask at outdoor events. Due to current CDC age limits on vaccinations, individuals under the age of five will not be permitted at indoor exhibitions.
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