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
Remembering Attica: Legacy of a Prison Revolt

Events by Genre

Art Talks
Dance Events
Music Events
Theater Events

Events by Department

Dance Department
Music Department
Theater Department

Events by Season

Fall 2021

Upcoming Events

Talk It Out: Oedipus El Rey
Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 5:30pm
Downey House Lounge, 294 High Street, Middletown


The Wesleyan Theater Department presents a "Talk It Out" interdisciplinary, open conversation around the issues framed by their November production of Oedipus El Rey directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl and featuring a senior theater capstone performance by Milton Espinoza ’22.
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, October 29, 2021 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater


A collection of new works will be presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project of the dance major.
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater


A collection of new works will be presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project of the dance major.
Artists in Conversation: Tanya Lukin Linklater and Raven Chacon
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 6:00pm


This online event features artist Tanya Lukin Linklater in conversation with composer, performer, and installation artist Raven Chacon from Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation. The artists will discuss the concepts of the score as related to their work, held in conjunction with the exhibition The Language in Common, on display in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery through Sunday, December 12, 2021.
Tickets and reservations for fall events are available online. The general public will be welcomed back to Wesleyan this fall to enjoy Center for the Arts outdoor programming and 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. All visitors will need to provide proof of having been fully vaccinated. Public health officials consider an individual to be fully vaccinated two weeks after their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 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 12 are required to wear a mask at outdoor events. Due to current CDC age limits on vaccinations, individuals under the age of 12 will not be permitted at indoor exhibitions. The box office is open for walk-up sales Monday through Friday from 11am to 2pm.
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