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
In the Galleries
Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson
Re-Evaluating the Ground on Which We(s) Stand(s)
Graduate Music Series
Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble Virtual Mini-Concerts and Demonstrations
Kristina Wong Residency
Race / Art History

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

Spring 2021

Upcoming Events

Wesleyan University Jazz Ensemble
Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 4:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM


The Wesleyan University Jazz Ensemble, directed by Noah Baerman, offers a program of modern, small-group jazz, recorded remotely after a semester of in person rehearsals in fall 2020.
Let ‘im Move You: This Is an Invitation
Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 8:00pm
Zoom Webinar


This Is an Invitation is a work in progress, the latest video project in jumatatu m. poe and Jermone Donte Beacham’s "Let ‘im Move You" decade-spanning series of performance and installation projects, will be screened along with a lecture demonstration and a conversation between jumatatu m. poe and Jermone Donte Beacham moderated by Deborah Goffe MA '19.
Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson—Episode Two
Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 10:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM


The second episode of “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson” features a conversation between writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson and composer and sound artist Bruce Odland on WESU Middletown 88.1FM.
Dance Alumni Chat Series: Anyone Can Dance!
Friday, February 26, 2021 at 12:00pm
Online (Eastern Standard Time)


The Dance Department’s inaugural Alumni Chat Series event features four amazing Wesleyan alumni, discussing the benefits of a dance degree and how their dance education at Wesleyan transformed their lives beyond the University. Featuring Ellen Gerdes ’05, Eury German ’16, Chloe Jones ’15, and Nik Owens ’12.
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