All Spring Events Are Canceled

Dear Friends of the Center for the Arts,

With the CDC reporting cases of COVID-19 nationwide doubling since Monday, and Governor Ned Lamont declaring a public health emergency in Connecticut, it has become clear just how rapidly this virus is spreading. After Wesleyan University consulted with a variety of public health experts and other higher education institutions around the country, we wanted to let you know that all on-campus events and exhibitions have been canceled until further notice as a preventive measure. The University will continue to update the website with the latest available information.

Anyone who purchased tickets in advance will be issued a refund from the box office starting the week of Monday, March 16, 2020 and artists who were scheduled to perform this spring will be compensated. We encourage you to utilize your refund to re-invest in the arts through a donation, album, artwork, or ticket to a future performance. If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to donate your tickets to the Center for the Arts, please email boxoffice@wesleyan.edu or call 860-685-3355 Monday through Friday from 11am to 3pm.

Thank you for your continued support of the arts, and for your understanding about this decision.

Stay well and we will be in touch again soon.

Jennifer Calienes
Interim Director
Center for the Arts

Lewis Hyde

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
A talk by poet, essayist, translator, and cultural critic Lewis Hyde, who has a particular interest in the public life of the imagination.
Photography by Richard Marinelli.

To view more photos from this event, click here.

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The Size of the Con: A Public Talk by Laurie Anderson

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 8pm
Smith Reading Room, Olin Library, 252 Church Street, Middletown
Writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson addressed how to prepare for the 2020 election cycle and the tumultuous year ahead in the United States in this free talk.
Photography by Richard Marinelli.

 

For more photos of this event, click here.

 

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“Inaction” Dance Party

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 10pm

Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

Part performance, part dance party, the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery transformed into a night club in this event choreographed by artist Brendan Fernandes.

Photos by Richard Marinelli.

To view more photos from this event on Flickr, click here.

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Amjad Ali Khan: Sarod Trilogy (10/13/19)

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 3pm

Crowell Concert Hall

GRAMMY Award-nominated sarod (19-stringed instrument) master Amjad Ali Khan is joined by his sarod-playing sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash to conclude the Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

Photos by Richard Marinelli.

To view more photos from this event, click here.

 

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Dr. Yashoda Thakore: Courtesan Dance from South India (10/12/19)

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 4pm

Crowell Concert Hall

Dr. Yashoda Thakore balanced the practice of the art of dance with research in her Connecticut debut during the Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan. She has enthralled audiences around the world—from England and Greece to Dubai and Bangladesh—with her flawless artistry.

Photos by Richard Marinelli.

To view more photos from this event, visit: https://www.flickr.com/gp/wescfa/9VPsS8

 

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Opening Reception: Into the Image—Art in Miniature Across the Centuries (10/10/19)

Thursday, October 10, 2019 in the Davison Art Center

Opening reception for exhibition of miniature artworks—drawn entirely from the Davison Art Center collection—featuring objects made across several centuries, including pieces by Rembrandt van Rijn and Henri Matisse.

Photos by Richard Marinelli.

To view more photos from this event, visit: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmHGyWuY

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Fall Photos: Taylor Mac – CFA Theater (9/21/19)

Taylor Mac performs the Connecticut premiere of the highly immersive and outrageously entertaining two-hour abridged version of A 24-Decade History of Popular Music highlighting various musical styles and artistic voices.

Photography by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography

To view more photos from this event, visit: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmHxvcVH 

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Fall Photos: Artist talk with Marc Babej and William Wylie – Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (9/19/19)

A presentation and conversation with Marc Erwin Babej and William Wylie, the artists featured in the exhibition “Urban Space, Roman Couture, and A Living Past: Views of Pompeii and Pantheon,” curated by Wesleyan Professor Andrew Szegedy-Maszak.

Photography by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography

To view more photos from this event, visit: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmHxuzKX

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