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

Navaratri Festival
In the Galleries
Toshi Reagon Residency

Events by Genre

Art Talks
Dance Events
Music Events
Theater Events

Events by Department

Dance Department
Music Department
Theater Department

Events by Season

Fall 2022

Upcoming Events

Art and Policy Salon: Acting on Climate Change
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall and on Zoom (link below)


Artists help us imagine possible futures. How can they effect actual change? Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Raquel Bryant, artist and researcher Dr. Katharine Owens, and Save the Sound’s inaugural Environmental Justice Specialist Alex Rodriguez will look at the potent relationship between imagined futures and mappable realities. Moderated by Strategic Advisor in the Arts Michael Feldman ’84. If not able to attend in-person, view also on Zoom.
Opening Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibitions Week One
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery


The opening reception for the first week of the annual Senior Thesis Exhibitions, held from 4pm to 6pm. Featuring works by seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History: Riya Devi-Ashby, Alec Black, Peter Ketels Fulweiler, Skye Gao, Eden Lanois, and Bell Rush.
Music Department Colloquium: Anya Shatilova—“Nizovaia Traditsiia and The Great Russian Orchestra: National Identity and Music in Late Nineteenth-Century Russia”—and Manuel J. Perez III—“Unmanifest Merging: Compositional Structures for (Communal) Reflection, Healing, Actualization, and Embodiment”
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 4:30pm


Anya Shatilova is a Ph.D. candidate in Ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University. Her paper will focus on Vasilii Vasil’evich Andreev’s project of modernizing Russian plucked lutes—domra and balalaika—in late Imperial Russia. Manuel J. Perez III is a second-year M.A. Composition student at Wesleyan University. His talk will explore the relationship between artwork and the artist’s conception of self and lived experience through an analysis of his selected compositions. The colloquium is organized by Assistant Professor of Music John Dankwa and Assistant Professor of Music and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Saida Daukeyeva as part of the Music Department Colloquium Series.

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