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
Music at The Russell House
In the Galleries

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

Fall 2019

Upcoming Events

Opening Reception for Diane Simpson: Cardboard-Plus, 1977–1980
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery


Opening reception for the exhibition Diane Simpson: Cardboard-Plus, 1977–1980, which presents her large-scale cardboard sculptures and collaged constructions in their most comprehensive presentation since 1980. Artist talk by Diane Simpson at 5pm.
Golden Hornet’s The Sound of Science featuring Jeffrey Zeigler
Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:30pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown


Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler performs the Connecticut premiere of The Sound of Science, featuring Pastaza, which reflects on the work of Wesleyan's Robert Schumann Professor of Environmental Studies Barry Chernoff.
Hidden Volumes
Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 12:00pm
Olin Library, 252 Church Street, Middletown


A durational performance of Hidden Volumes is expanded to include music faculty, graduate students, alumni, and other improvisors.
Living Tones
Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 6:00pm
Smith Reading Room, Olin Library, 252 Church Street, Middletown


The conclusion of a two-part celebration of the Music Library’s recent acquisition of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Jin Hi Kim’s scores for Living Tones.

Tickets are on sale now online. Pick your own seats! The Wesleyan University Box Office is open for walk-up and phone sales Monday through Friday from 11am to 3pm. 860-685-3355

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