Events

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
Toshi Reagon Residency
“Black Sounds Matter” Music Department Colloquium Series

Events by Genre

Art Talks
Dance Events
Music Events
Theater Events

Events by Department

Dance Department
Music Department
Theater Department

Events by Season

Spring 2022

Upcoming Events

Opening Reception: Nick Raffel Exhibition
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Nick Raffel’s (b. Portland, ME, 1982) work in sculpture, installation and digital modeling considers architectural and infrastructural systems which facilitate the flow of air, water and gas. Recent works intervene in pre-existing mechanical systems, questioning their efficiency, sustainability, adaptability and healthfulness. The opening reception will feature a curator talk by Associate Director of Visual Arts and Adjunct Instructor in Art Benjamin Chaffee at 5pm. This exhibition is on view from Tuesday, September 6, 2022 through Sunday, October 16, 2022.
Opening Reception: Renee Gladman Exhibition
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

Renee Gladman (b. Atlanta, GA, 1971) is a writer and artist preoccupied with crossings, thresholds, and geographies as they play out at the intersections of poetry, prose, drawing and architecture. Her visual work regards the drawing space as a kind of laboratory for thinking about writing: how writing emerges from the body, how narrative moves and takes shape below the semantic level. The opening reception will feature a curator talk by Associate Director of Visual Arts and Adjunct Instructor in Art Benjamin Chaffee at 5pm. This exhibition is on view from Tuesday, September 6, 2022 through Sunday, October 16, 2022.
Opening Reception—Karen Xu: Massive Power Ball
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 12:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center

FREE!

Celebrate the opening of the new exhibition Karen Xu: Massive Power Ball. The exhibition will be on display from Wednesday, September 21 to Sunday, December 11, 2022. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, from Noon to 4pm.