The Arts at Connecticut College

Katherine Bergeron, President of Connecticut College

Since our founding, the arts have played a seminal role in the educational mission of Connecticut College. We were the first baccalaureate institution in the country to offer music and art as fully fledged academic subjects. There is good reason for this. Visual art, creative writing, film, music, theater, and dance encourage us to see the world, and ourselves, in entirely new ways. They make us reflect more deeply, think more critically, listen more openly, and act more compassionately.

The College launched its first professional concert series in 1917 and never looked back. We look forward to inviting you back to experience the transformative power of art.




Guest Artist Series

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts at Connecticut College: Stories Across Borders

Streaming Virtual Event

Thursday, 11 March 2021



 The hit public radio series Selected Shorts comes to Connecticut College to share dazzling short fiction from across the globe. With stories about parenthood, love, loss, and identity, authors Julia Alvarez, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Alfred Döblin and Laura Chow Reeve reveal that we are united by our joys, fears, grief, and triumphs. With performances by Kate Burton (Grey's Anatomy), Laura Gómez (Orange Is the New Black), Russell G. Jones (Tommy), and Jennifer Lim (Jade Dragon).

 Our greatest actors transport us through the magic of fiction, one short story at a time. Sometimes funny. Always moving. Selected Shorts connects you to the world with a rich diversity of voices from literature, film, theater, and comedy.

The performance is no longer available for viewing.

A copy of the performance program with more information about the event is available here:


Free Admission