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October

Wesleyan University's Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery presents "The Language in Common" through Sunday, December 12, 2021



Artist Julien Creuzet will address his practice and focus on the new works included in "The Language in Common" that tie together American chemical production, French colonialism, and a contemporary health crisis in Martinique during his free artist talk on Zoom on Monday, November 15, 2021 at Noon. Image: Julien Creuzet, "Meander, mix, Wawette, moving world, wind sweeping, my ocean angel, blue phantom buoy, drink, piece of atom, tub, when I breathe in the flavors of autumn, clouds. A moment between two gestures, a thought nap under the celestial beauty. Evening imaginary sharing, our bodies submerged. Sweet beatitude for our worlds, mouthed, speckled under the orange sky in fire, sweet kisses," 2020. metal, plastic, fabric. 55h x 71w x 36d in.

August

Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts announces highlights of 2021 fall season



Vocalist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan will be joined by Adjunct Associate Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam to perform the free virtual concert "Vocal Music of South India" on YouTube during the 45th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan University on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 7pm. Image by John Groo.

July

“Echoes of Attica” play to commemorate 50th anniversary of Attica Prison uprising with free outdoor preview performance in New York on Thursday, August 5, 2021



The exhibition “Behind Enemy Lines: The Prison Art of Ojore Lutalo" featuring prison protest art by Ojore Lutalo will be on display in the South Gallery of the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery on the Wesleyan University campus in Middletown, Connecticut from Tuesday, September 21 through Sunday, October 17, 2021. Lutalo will give an artist talk at the opening of the exhibition on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 4pm.

February

Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts announces highlights of 2021 spring season



On Friday, May 28, 2021 at 8:30pm, Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Residence in Dance, debuts a newly updated, 75 minute rendering of "A Body in Fukushima," edited over the course of 2020 during her virtual creative residency at Wesleyan, and featuring hundreds of photographs taken by John E. Andrus Professor of History and Professor of East Asian Studies, Science in Society, and Environmental Studies William Johnston. This special outdoor screening, the United States premiere of the work, will include a live performance by Eiko with an original score by violinist David Harrington, founder and artistic director of the Kronos Quartet. Image: Eiko at Tomioka Sanitation Plant Ruins , 2019 1223, No. 0034. Photo by William Johnston.

Wesleyan University’s WESU Middletown 88.1FM to rebroadcast all episodes of “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson” Thursday, February 18 through Thursday, May 6, 2021



Episode Ten of “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson” featuring bassist and composer Christian McBride will air on Wesleyan University’s WESU Middletown 88.1FM on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 10pm. Image by Anna Webber.

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Wesleyan University's Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery presents "A SCULPTURE, A FILM AND SIX VIDEOS" through November 22, 2020



"APEX" by Arthur Jafa is the fifth video being screened as part of the exhibition "A SCULPTURE, A FILM & SIX VIDEOS" in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery from Thursday, October 29 through Sunday, November 8, 2020. Gallery open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff. Image courtesy Arthur Jafa, Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.

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Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts announces highlights of 2020 fall season



Center for the Arts Virtual Artist-in-Residence Eiko Otake will hold a conversation and tour of her Virtual Studio on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 7pm. She will be joined by collaborators DonChristian Jones '12 and Iris McCloughan ’10. Image: Eiko at Martha's Vineyard, 2016 0606, No. 1278. Photo by William Johnston.

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Wesleyan University's Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery presents "Diane Simpson: Cardboard-Plus, 1977-1980" January 28 through March 1, 2020



Diane Simpson, "Corrugated Drawing," 1978. Corrugated board, graphite, 110 × 46 × 18 inches. Courtsey of the Artist; Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago; JTT, New York; and Herald Street, London.

Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts Appoints Interim Director Jennifer Calienes



Wesleyan University Center for the Arts Interim Director Jennifer Calienes. Photo by Victoria Dosch.

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Wesleyan University’s Theater Department presents “The Laramie Project” by ​Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project Friday, November 15 through Sunday, November 17, 2019



(Left to right): Max Johnson '20 and Johnny Hayes '20 in "The Laramie Project" at Wesleyan University, Friday, November 15 through Sunday, November 17, 2019. Photo by Richard Marinelli.

Wesleyan University's Davison Art Center presents "Into the Image: Art in Miniature Across the Centuries" October 11 through November 24, 2019



Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669). "Man Drawing from a Cast," ca. 1641. Etching on cream laid paper. First state; shadow behind cast’s head barely distinguishable from shading on side. Plate: 93 x 63 mm (3.7 x 2.5 in.). DAC accession number 1947.D1.217. Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1947. Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (photo: R. Lee).

43rd annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan University Thursday, October 10 through Monday, October 14, 2019



Vocalist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan is joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam to perform "Vocal Music of South India" during the 43rd annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan University on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, Connecticut. Image by John Groo.

September

Wesleyan University's Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery presents Brendan Fernandes' "Inaction" October 2 through December 8, 2019



Brendan Fernandes, “Free Fall: For Camera.” 2019. Video still. Image courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.

Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts announces 2019-2020 Performing Arts Series



The New England premiere of Tabaimo and Maki Morishita's "Fruits borne out of rust" will take place on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:30pm and Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2pm in the CFA Theater, 271 Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut. Image credit: Bozzo.

Wesleyan University's Davison Art Center presents "Entering Edo: A World of Pleasure" and "Find Me Unafraid" September 5-26, 2019



Utamaro Kitagawa, aka Shimbi, Toyoaki, Yûsuke, Yûki Entaisai, Issôshurichôsai (Japanese, 1753–1806). "People in Covered Boat on River at Night" [descriptive title], late 18th century – ca. 1806. Color woodcut. Image: 354 x 233 mm (13.9 x 9.2 in.). Sheet: 354 x 233 mm (13.9 x 9.2 in.). DAC accession number 1948.D2.348.1. Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1948. Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (photo: R. Lancefield).

June

Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts summer series to feature free outdoor concert and street-theater style performance art



Dr. Susan Russell, Associate Professor in the School of Theatre at Penn State, will speak Wesleyan on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 12:10pm.

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Wesleyan University’s Davison Art Center presents "For Effect: Emphatic Bodies from the Renaissance to the Industrial Age" April 5 through May 26, 2019



Jacques Callot (French, 1592–1635). "The Two Pantaloons (Les Deux Pantalons)," 1616. Etching. Second of two states. DAC accession number 1971.18.1. Friends of the Davison Art Center, Theater Department, and purchase funds, 1971. Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (photo: M. Johnston).

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Wesleyan University's Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery presents "Audible Bacillus" January 29 through March 3, 2019



Stromatolite, Hoyt Limestone, Saratoga Springs, New York, Late Cambrian (~490 million years old). Courtesy of the Joe Webb Peoples Museum and Collections, Wesleyan University. Photography by John Giammatteo.

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Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts announces highlights of 2016-2017 season



A Compagnia de' Colombari Production: "texts&beheadings/ElizabethR" by Karin Coonrod. Photo by Teresa Wood.

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