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10/24/2018 - onStage Presents Lorelei Ensemble
Connecticut College’s onStage Guest Artist Series will continue with Boston's Lorelei Ensemble, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9.

10/8/2018 - Timothy Snyder to Discuss the Current Political Order at Connecticut College
One of the leading American historians and public intellectuals, Timothy Snyder, will give a talk on his new book, The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America.

10/2/2018 - onStage presents “The Nature of Forgetting”
Connecticut College’s onStage Guest Artist Series presents the Theatre Re production of “The Nature of Forgetting” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Palmer Auditorium.

10/1/2018 - Dr. Mae Jemison to Discuss Race and Science at Connecticut College
Physician, engineer, dancer and the first woman of color in space, Dr. Mae Jemison, will give a talk and participate in a public discussion on science, race and power at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Palmer Auditorium.

09/10/2018 - onStage presents the Dance Theatre of Harlem
Connecticut College’s onStage Guest Artist Series will present a performance by the Dance Theater of Harlem at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Palmer Auditorium.

08/31/2018 - Internationally acclaimed author Mohsin Hamid to speak at Connecticut College
Bestselling author Mohsin Hamid will give a talk on his latest work, Exit West, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Palmer Auditorium, followed by a book signing.

08/24/2018 - 2018-19 onStage at Connecticut College Guest Artist Series Announced
Entering its second century of presenting performing arts for the community, the onStage Guest Artist Series at Connecticut College will kick off the 2018-2019 season on Sept. 29 with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, currently embarking on their fiftieth anniversary tour.

04/24/2018 - Spring concerts to commemorate Leonard Bernstein centennial
The Music Department is joining in the worldwide commemoration of the one-hundredth birthday of the legendary composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.

04/17/2018 - Senior thesis art exhibition May 4-20
Political activism, identity, immigration and sustainability are just a few of the themes explored in this exhibition.

04/17/2018 - Fifth annual Theater Capstone Festival April 26-May 3 showcases seniors' creative works
“We invite our students, as they look toward their culminating project, to take risks, to deepen their work, to find their theatrical voices as actors, designers, directors, scholars, writers, or beyond. This year, the seniors have chosen material that speaks to important issues of the moment,” said David Jaffe, professor of theater.

04/11/2018 - Dance concert, "degrees of disarray," showcases senior dance majors April 19-21
The dance concert, “degrees of disarray,” opens with a work by David Dorfman,  performed by all nine senior majors.

04/11/2018 - Contemporary Chinese Documentary Film Week April 23-29
On Sunday, April 29, immediately after the screening of "Human Flow," universities and colleges across the nation will join in sponsoring a livestream Q&A with its director, artist and activist Ai Weiwei, at 5 p.m.

03/6/2018 - onStage presents Martha Redbone - 'Bone Hill: The Concert' April 6
Martha Redbone and collaborator Aaron Whitby will participate in a discussion about their work and the development of “Bone Hill” on Thursday, April 5, at 4:30 p.m., in the Pepsico Room of Unity House. The discussion is free and open to the public.  

02/26/2018 - Tony-award winning rock musical ‘Spring Awakening’ opens March 2
A rock musical adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play about the trials and tribulations of growing up.

02/15/2018 - Exhibition features Vincent van Gogh self-portraits in the style of classical Zen portraits of Bodhidharma
Thirty-nine ink paintings of Van Gogh by internationally known New York-based Chinese artist Zhang Hongtu.

02/12/2018 - Arboretum offering three free gardening classes at the Public Library of New London
Classes are designed to help city dwellers grow healthy, sustainable and beautiful urban gardens.

02/6/2018 - 'Embargo' documentary screenings, panel discussion on U.S. embargo vs. Cuba, Feb. 18
There will be two screenings, at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m, with a panel discussion taking place from 5:30- 6:30 p.m.  

02/5/2018 - Connecticut College presents Ammerman Center ‘Intersections’ arts and technology symposium Feb. 15-17
Brings artists and researchers together to share ideas and present new works, research and performances, all addressing one or more forms of fusion between technology and the arts.

01/24/2018 - Connecticut College presents the stop-motion animated film ‘Torrey Pines’ Feb. 23
The film is a queer punk coming-of-age tale, taking place in Southern California in the early 1990s.

01/23/2018 - onStage presents Sara Juli’s ‘Tense Vagina,’ Feb. 10
“Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis” is about motherhood—its beauty, challenges, isolation, comedy and influence on the human experience. This solo performance employs humor, movement, sounds, songs, text and audience participation.

01/12/2018 - Three original works of art commissioned for 2018 Arts and Technology Symposium
The selected teams are granted a week-long funded residency which includes presentations, classes, student involvement, campus interaction and performance or presentation of the completed work at the symposium.

01/10/2018 - Future Perfect: Exhibition at Hygienic Art Gallery, Feb. 16-March 3
Exhibition opening and reception from 4:30-9 p.m. on February 16 at the Hygienic Art Gallery in New London. 

01/3/2018 - "Network Effects," Natalie Bookchin's exhibition of media works, Jan. 22-March 2
Bookchin's Dayton Visiting Artist Lecture takes place Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, from 4:15-5:30 p.m., in Oliva Hall, Cummings Arts Center, followed by a reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the galleries.  

11/10/2017 - Award-winning alumna to direct ‘bobrauschenbergamerica’
Read more about director Kimberly Senior and the play in the CC Magazine article, “To Broadway and Back.” 

10/31/2017 - Open Books: A New Dialogue exhibition opens Nov. 15
This international exhibition features artists from China, the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and India whose works are inspired by or responding to the traditional Chinese art format of the folding album.

10/11/2017 - onStage Guest Artist Series presents David Dorfman Dance new work ‘Aroundtown’
With original music, text and visuals, the work explores commitment, community and intimacy in times of violence and strife.

10/8/2017 - “Uncommon Women and Others” Oct. 6-8
Appropriately, the Theater Department will present the play over Fall Weekend, Oct. 6-8, when alumni, parents and students will reunite on campus.

09/29/2017 - Learning a second language provides a ‘bilingual bonus’
A talk by Richard D. Brecht, internationally recognized expert on language policy and research in academe and the government.

09/27/2017 - David Smalley sculpture walking tour Oct. 18
Meet at the Ad Astra Garden (Smalley's sundial sculpture) at the north side of Tempel Green.

09/25/2017 - Tenth annual Tournees Contemporary French Film Festival Oct. 23-27
Featuring six films in French with English subtitles.

09/25/2017 - Wang Ai: Flying Over Ancient Landscapes, exhibition at Shain Library
Wang Ai considers himself a contemporary artist exploring boundaries of tradition and modernity, not merely a painter of any school.

09/25/2017 - onStage Guest Artist Series presents Regina Carter: ‘Simply Ella’ Oct. 7
“Simply Ella” marks the 100th birthday of a musical legend—the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald, and Regina Carter's third appearance at Connecticut College.

09/15/2017 - Kent Monkman's "A Story of Resilience"exhibition
A new sculpture, “Minimalism,” confronts the disproportional incarceration of indigenous peoples, and suggests iconic minimalist sculptures that make up part of a prison cell.

09/13/2017 - Greg Bowerman's "Living While Sleeping" exhibition
Bowerman’s lush works are inspired by the loss of a friend and themes of love, hope, and inspiration

09/13/2017 - “Pathways to the Professoriate” lecture series
A series of lectures to foster awareness of the College’s Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF)

09/7/2017 - “Migration Crisis in Europe” fall film series
A series of five international films that explore the predicaments of the European refugee crisis.

09/7/2017 - Local tree walks, lessons on sustainability and invasives, among Arboretum fall programs
All programs are open to the public, and many are free or available at a discounted rate with a membership to the Arboretum.

08/28/2017 - onStage centennial season opens with A Far Cry
Sept. 23 kick-off event features Simone Dinnerstein on piano

08/28/2017 - onStage Guest Artist Series celebrates centennial
2017-2018 season opens Sept. 23 with A Far Cry

08/22/2017 - Intersections, an immigration- and identity-themed art exhibit
‘Intersections’ will benefit the local Immigration Advocacy and Support Center.

07/26/2017 - Arboretum sponsors Meadows and Fields of SE Connecticut Aug. 19
Tour local meadows with the Connecticut College Arboretum and New England Wildflower Society while native flowers are in full bloom

04/27/2017 - Senior art majors showcase their works May 5-21
Showcasing the artworks of eighteen graduating millennials as they search for their authentic voices through various subject matter and material.

04/24/2017 - Variety, originality in theater as majors present their senior capstone projects April 27-30
Theater majors are invited to take risks, to deepen their work, and to find their theatrical voices as actors, designers, directors, scholars, writers, or beyond with their capstone projects.

04/14/2017 - ‘Writers Helping Writers’ with alumna author Hannah Tinti April 17
'Writers Helping Writers' includes a public conversation and a public reading.

04/13/2017 - Contemporary Chinese documentary filmmakers to screen films April 13-17
Two distinguished filmmakers will hold a panel discussion on contemporary Chinese documentary on Friday, April 14. 

04/12/2017 - The President’s Distinguished Lecture Series presents Eboo Patel, founder of Interfaith Youth Core, and author of 'Acts of Faith' April 25
Patel founded Interfaith Youth Core on the idea that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. 

03/31/2017 - “Years of Living Dangerously” climate change docu-series to be shown April 3-6
The series provides first-hand reports by a team of correspondents from the entertainment and news industries who travel around the world interviewing scientists and experts and covering those directly affected by and seeking solutions to climate change.

03/22/2017 - Holleran Center presents Program in Community Action student research findings April 8
The Center fosters active citizenship and community leadership through scholarship, community partnerships and community-based research.

03/21/2017 - The Arboretum offers perennial, and new, craft and floral workshops
New workshops join popular, perennial programs like growing plants from seed and the art of pruning.

03/16/2017 - “N3w_b0d1es”: A Talk by Lee Blalock, April 3
Final event of Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology 2016-2017 Body and Technology Colloquia Series.

03/16/2017 - Annual Arboretum photo contest invites photographers to "Capture the Beauty of Nature"
Free and open to all, the deadline for entries is Friday, April 7, 2017 at noon; prizes will be awarded at a reception on Arbor Day, April 28.

03/15/2017 - Classics and Theater departments present ‘Queens of Syria,” a documentary film, March 27
Being shown on World Theatre Day, the film shows how on stage 20th-century Syrian women courageously explore parallels between the ancient Greek tragedy “The Trojan Women” and the catastrophe of today’s civil war.

03/6/2017 - International Women's Day, March 8
International Women's Day: "A Day Without a Woman" | March 8, 2017

02/27/2017 - Legendary musical, ‘The Cradle Will Rock,’ at Tansill Theater March 3-5
Set in ‘Steeltown, USA,’ the musical offers an allegory of corruption and corporate greed.

02/14/2017 - Acclaimed cellist to perform March 3
onStage Guest Artist Series presents Matt Haimovitz, who delights with ‘The Bach Suites: A Moveable Feast.’

02/10/2017 - "Unplugged," a new spoken word monologue by Guillermo Gomez Pena of La Pocha Nostra Feb. 27
'the rebel artist @60' faces his inner demons uncensored and wilder than ever! La Pocha Nostra seeks to erase borders between art and politics, practice and theory, artist and spectator, creating performances that speak to the lives of Chicanos, Latinos, and marginalized people throughout the world.

01/17/2017 - onStage Guest Artist Series presents SITI Company's ‘The Room’ Feb. 3
The play is about the room to move, the room to breathe, the room to imagine, emotional room, creative room.

01/13/2017 - Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment sponsors free "Sustaining Pollinators" symposium Feb. 25
The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

01/13/2017 - New craft and floral workshops join popular Arboretum programs for Spring 2017
Nature Printmaking, Grapevine Crafts and Orchids for Beginners are new programs this spring, joining popular, perennial programs like maple syrup-making and pruning workshops, and full moon, winter waterfowl and winter tree ID walks.

01/13/2017 - Ivan Toth Depeña: Interconnections art exhibition opens Jan. 23
On Wednesday, Feb. 22, Depeña will meet with students and give a public lecture from 4:15-5 p.m. in Cummings 308, followed by a reception.

01/11/2017 - Six spring semester concerts offer musical variety
Before the College’s spring break commences in mid-March, the Music Department will offer six concerts with a variety of musical genres. 

12/5/2016 - Dance Department concert, "This Is Where We Are," Dec. 9, 10
Featuring choreography re-staged by guest artist Y'ara Moses.

11/22/2016 - Music from "Mozart in the Jungle" with the Connecticut College Orchestra on Dec. 8
The Connecticut College Orchestra will perform music heard in the popular Golden Globe-winning show “Mozart in the Jungle.”

11/17/2016 - Two music-filled weeks in December
Featuring “Mozart in the Jungle” and performances by the concert band, jazz ensemble and traditional jazz band, new music chamber ensemble, and orchestra

11/15/2016 - Fall Choral Concert features the Music of Spain Nov. 20
The Camel Heard and Chorale will be celebrating the music of Spain from the Renaissance to the present.

11/15/2016 - A “Prince-inspired world” the setting for Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"
The Theater Department takes to the Tansill stage in its fun and free-wheeling adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy.

11/11/2016 - Leader in liberal arts education to speak Nov. 17
Carol Geary Schneider, president emerita of the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), will give a public lecture, “Liberal Learning: Preparing Students to Create Solutions for the Future.”

11/2/2016 - 'Lenin Didn't Work Out: A Conversation with Gary Shteyngart' Nov. 15
Two reading groups on Nov. 4 and 11 will discuss Shteyngart's latest novel, "Super Sad True Love Story."

11/1/2016 - Quince starts Ammerman Center's “The Body and Technology” Colloquia Series
Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble is an all-female vocal quartet specializing in experimental repertoire for voices. 

10/26/2016 - onStage presents contemporary string quartet ETHEL, with Native American flutist Robert Mirabal: ‘The River’ Nov. 11
The audience will be immersed in a flow of music, narrative and ritual, evoking timeless Native American traditions through contemporary musical artistry.

10/26/2016 - Celebrating Native American Heritage Month in November
Free 5 p.m. kickoff event on Nov. 1 with Fort River, an intertribal powwow drum group.

10/25/2016 - John Anthony & Friends Halloween Concert Oct. 31
Spooky sounds of the season will haunt Harkness Chapel. 

10/24/2016 - Artists and activists at Afrofuturism and Social Justice symposium Nov. 4
Afrofuturism is an increasingly popular global phenomenon in Black cultural expression found in Black literature, film, music and graphic arts. 

10/19/2016 - Klagsbrun Symposium brings Margaret Atwood, author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” to campus Nov. 3
The 18th Daniel Klagsbrun Symposium on Creative Arts and Moral Vision to host author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Hag-Seed” and “Angel Catbird."

10/19/2016 - Plays by, about, 17th-century feminist activist Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz on Oct. 21, 24
"Her poetry, plays and feminist arguments ring as true today as they did in 17th-century New Spain."

10/11/2016 - A new adaptation of Ibsen's ‘Hedda Gabler’ to be staged Oct. 14-16
“The play is to be about 'the insuperable' - the longing and striving to defy convention, to defy what people accept.” - Henrik Ibsen

10/6/2016 - Contemporary French film festival from Oct. 17-21
Featuring five free films in French, with English subtitles.

10/4/2016 - A Process of Emphasis: Prints of Robert Motherwell exhibition opens Oct. 14
"... an occasion to experience and think through the procedures of printmaking"

09/30/2016 - onStage presents Rennie Harris Puremovement, a “whole body experience,” Oct. 22
Hip hop’s Rennie Harris Puremovement launches its 25th Anniversary Living History Tour in New London with an eye-popping appearance.

09/29/2016 - onStage presents saxophonist Maceo Parker Oct. 15
Maceo Parker embodies the legacy of soul and funk music like no other musician can.

09/15/2016 - Faculty art exhibit is diverse in ideas and mediums
A vibrant community of artists who not only teach, but actively pursue their art and research, display their works.

09/15/2016 - This Muslim-American Life, in the Age of Donald Trump
A talk by award-winning author Moustafa Bayoumi, who writes about Arabs and Muslims in post-9/11 America.

09/8/2016 - ‘The Undertaking’ world premiere Sept. 17
“The Undertaking” explores the “Near Death Experience”; when someone goes to the beyond and back and can then tell us what’s there on the other side, and more importantly what it really might mean to be alive.

09/8/2016 - Conversations on themes and music-thanatology in 'The Undertaking' Sept. 8
A conversation on the themes explored in the theatrical work “The Undertaking” and on the practice of music-thanatology will be explored in a panel discussion of experts.

09/8/2016 - onStage at Connecticut College 2016-2017 season
Audiences can look forward to another stellar collection of performances during the 2016-17 season of onStage at Connecticut College.