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Monthly Archive for May, 2019

Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2019’s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program from 2pm to 4pm. The exhibition is curated by two students, Cara Blumstein’20 and Emma Frohardt ’20, who will comment on the exhibition at 3:30pm. The exhibition presents a work by each […]

This year’s concert will include special guest Wil Smith, as well as a parting cameo by Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht, who retires at the end of the month after 30 years of teaching at Wesleyan. Photography by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography To view more photos from this event, visit: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmHxwUFe  […]

Spring Photos: Jim McNeely Tentet

On Saturday, April 27, 2019 Jim McNeely’s acclaimed ten-piece jazz ensemble performed a selection of music from their album Group Therapy during their New England debut. GRAMMY Award-winning pianist/composer Jim McNeely has performed with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra (now the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra), the Stan Getz Quartet, the Phil Woods Quintet, Bob Brookmeyer, […]

Spring Photos: inDANCE: SKIN

On Friday, April 26, 2019 and Saturday, April 27, 2019 Associate Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan presented his company inDANCE and Wesleyan students in an evening of dance, transgressing the boundaries of culture, race, gender, and sexuality during the Connecticut premiere of SKIN during the Spring Faculty Dance Concert. inDANCE featured an international cast of […]

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 inDANCE’s Roney Lewis, Xi Yi, Paul Charbonneou, and Eury German ’16 spoke about the Spring Faculty Dance Concert, SKIN, and its inherent aesthetic and socio-political representations about queer sexuality and cultural appropriation as part of the Cynthia Novack in Memoriam Lecture. The lecture was in the format of a conversation […]

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Wesleyan’s Taiko Drumming Ensemble performed the thunderous and thrilling rhythms of Japanese kumi daiko drumming under the direction of Adjunct Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan. Beginning students of the Korean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble played a variety of mesmerizing rhythmic patterns derived from tradition and new creative sounds on […]

On Thursday, April 18, 2019 artist, Rajiv Joseph, gave a lecture at Memorial Chapel. Rajiv Joseph’s play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo was a 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama, and also awarded a grant for “Outstanding New American Play” by the National Endowment for the Arts. He has twice won the Obie Award […]

On Thursday, April 4, 2019 an opening reception and gallery talk by Miya Tokumitsu were held at the Davison Art Center. From eye rolls to statement jewelry—we exaggerate with our bodies as much as with our words, if not more so. Yet, more than 500 years after the Renaissance, conceptions of the “normal” body remain […]

On Saturday, March 9, 2019 an opening reception was held for the 38th annual Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition at Wesleyan, which has taken place in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery since 1982. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography.  Click here to view the full album on Flickr.

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019 a dress rehearsal was held for Ray Achan’s senior thesis theater production, Action by Sam Shepard. The Obie-Award winning play Action (1974) takes the audience inside the living room of Liza, Lupe, Jeep, and Shooter in the midst of a mysterious crisis. Limited food and overwhelming boredom begin to take […]

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