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Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts announces Toshi Reagon as 2021-2022 Artist in Residence

World-renowned singer, composer, musician, curator, activist, producer, and storyteller Toshi Reagon is Wesleyan University's 2021-2022 artist in residence, and will be joined by Nona Hendryx and Bill Coleman for an inaugural live-streamed improvisational performance at the start of her year-long residency on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 8pm. Photo by Flora Hanitijo.

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Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts announces world-renowned singer, composer, musician, curator, activist, producer, and storyteller Toshi Reagon as their 2021-2022 artist in residence, and will partner with the Free Center to host an inaugural live-streamed improvisational performance at the start of her year-long residency on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 8pm. Reagon will be joined by two featured guests for an evening of music and conversation: vocalist, record producer, songwriter, musician, author, and actress Nona Hendryx of Labelle; and artist manager, producer, remixer, music supervisor, performer, recording artist, writer, and DJ Bill Coleman. This collaboration will be streamed online for free from the Center for the Arts YouTube page.

Six free exhibitions on display this spring at Wesleyan University's Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery and the College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center

Dana DeGiulio's "Live or Die" is on display through Sunday, March 6, 2022 in the Main Gallery of the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, located at 283 Washington Terrace on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown, Connecticut. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from Noon to 5pm. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.

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Wesleyan University welcomes the general public to view six free exhibitions this spring in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery and the College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center.

Wesleyan University announces Embodying Antiracism Initiative Fellows

The Embodying Antiracism Initiative is being designed in collaboration with support from three organizational partners—Urban Bush Women, Junebug Productions, and The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond—whose innovative work actively engages in the practice of both unmasking and undoing racism. Image: Urban Bush Women rehearse the Connecticut premiere of their work "Walking with ’Trane" in the Center for the Arts Theater at Wesleyan University in March 2017. Photo by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography.

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Wesleyan University announces the inaugural cohort of Embodying Antiracism Initiative Fellows. The ten 2022-2023 Fellows include community members, faculty, and visiting guest artists who will receive financial support for their work and participate in a collective Think Tank, a central leadership component of the multi-year initiative.

Wesleyan University's College of East Asian Studies Gallery presents "Strong Bodies for the Revolution: Pursuing Health and Power in the People’s Republic of China" through May 21, 2022

View of "Strong Bodies for the Revolution: Pursuing Health and Power in the People’s Republic of China." Image courtesy of John Groo, 2022.

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"Strong Bodies for the Revolution: Pursuing Health and Power in the People’s Republic of China," an exhibition featuring a collection of propaganda posters donated by the family of Ruth and Victor Sidel and curated by faculty and students, is on display in the College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center, located at 343 Washington Terrace on the Wesleyan University campus in Middletown, Connecticut, through Saturday, May 21, 2022. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from Noon to 4pm. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.