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

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


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.
Ananya Dance Theatre: Dastakā€”I Wish You Me [CANCELED]
Friday, February 4, 2022 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater


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.

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


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.
Opening Reception: Strong Bodies for the Revolution
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 12:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center


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.

Tickets for spring 2022 events will go on sale on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 11am.
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