The list of arts and cultural activities is growing for the new 2016-2017 academic year with on-campus events of interest to the College and greater community and visitors, among them: 

The onStage guest artist series is known for its unique, eclectic and innovative programming in music, theater and dance.

Events at a Glance


Prism: An Ensemble Sampler

Evans Hall

A varied Fall Weekend program featuring Camel Heard, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra and Traditional Jazz Band.

Free Admission (General Admission)


A Process of Emphasis: Prints of Robert Motherwell

Manwaring Gallery & Gallery 66

Friday 10/14/2016 - Friday 12/09/2016

(Closed 11/23-27/2016)

This exhibition is made possible by the Dedalus Foundation


Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler"

Tansill Theater

Friday 10/14/2016 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 10/15/2016 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 10/16/2016 2 p.m.

Directed by David Jaffe

Ibsen's groundbreaking and disturbing play brings us one of the most challenging character in Western Drama, Hedda Gabler, and a closed circle of lovers, confidantes, and competitors. Trapped in a life she cannot bear, pressured by the roles that her culture expects her to fulfill, Hedda throws herself against the walls that limit her power and agency. "The play is to be about 'the insuperable' - the longing and striving to defy convention, to defy what people accept." wrote Ibsen. Our production will examine this work with fresh eyes, seeking to expose the connections between Ibsen's complex portrait of a struggling world, and our own.

Tickets: $12; Seniors: $6; Students: $6; Military: $6 (General Admission)

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Music, onStage Guest Artist Series

Maceo Parker

Palmer Auditorium

Saxophonist Maceo Parker embodies the legacy of soul and funk music like no other musician can. Always at the forefront, Parker has been a common thread in the history of funk - helping to pioneer the sound of the genre in collaborations alongside seminal icons like James Brown, George Clinton, and Prince, all while honing his own signature brand of showmanship. Leading his flawlessly tight band with a cool confidence, Maceo transports audiences to the slickest of eras in performances that are positively timeless. The Seattle Times calls Parker a "hurricane" because he gets "everybody swaying out of his or her seats."

Tickets: $28; Seniors: $25; Students: $14; CC Student: $7; CC Faculty & Staff: $25 (Reserved Seating)

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Dance, onStage Guest Artist Series

Rennie Harris Puremovement

Palmer Auditorium

"Mr. Harris shows his razor eye for threading virtuosic moves - the back flips, the aerials, the head spins, oh my! - into a tapestry of elegantly fluid popping and locking or simple walking patterns." — The New York Times

Rennie Harris Puremovement is launching their 25th Anniversary Living History Tour in New England. The company presents more than just a performance; it is a whole body experience. As the longest existing hip hop dance company worldwide, Harris's works are exquisite and not to be missed.

To inquire about the school-time performance call 860-439-2787.

Tickets: $24; Seniors: $21; Students: $12; CC Student: $7; CC Faculty & Staff: $21 (General Admission)

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Dance Club Fall Performance

Martha Myers Studio, College Center at Crozier-Williams

Thursday 10/27/2016 7:30 p.m.; Friday 10/28/2016 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 10/29/2016 7:30 p.m.

Featuring choreography by Connecticut College students.

Tickets: $6; Seniors: $4; Students: $4 (General Admission)


A Process of Emphasis: Artist's Gallery Talk & Reception

Cummings 308

Artist's Gallery Talk: 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Reception: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.


Connecticut College Faculty Exhibition 2016: Reception

Joanne Toor Cummings Gallery

The artists will be present to discuss their works.

Free Admission