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01/24/2022 - 2021-22 onStage at Connecticut College Guest Artist Series Continues With Spring Lineup
Connecticut College’s onStage Guest Artist Series continues this spring with three signature performances.

11/9/2021 - onStage at Connecticut College Guest Artist Series Presents Okaidja Afroso
Ghanaian singer/songwriter Okaijda Alfroso visits as part of the onStage at Connecticut College Guest Artist Series.

09/22/2021 - Connecticut College Hosts Charles Yu at The Garde Arts Center
Yu’s book, Interior Chinatown, featured for One Book One Region 2021

06/14/2021 - Charles Yu’s Interior Chinatown Selected for One Book One Region 2021
Virtual kickoff event to be held on June 24

03/9/2021 - onStage Presents Selected Shorts: Stories Across Borders
onStage Guest Artist Series to feature streaming virtual event 

06/12/2020 - Joy Harjo’s “Crazy Brave” Chosen for 2020’s One Book One Region
Harjo's memoir will be formally introduced at a virtual kickoff event on June 17 at 7 p.m.

02/4/2020 - onStage Presents A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra
Connecticut College’s onStage Guest Artist Series continues with the Grammy-nominated, self-conducted string orchestra A Far Cry.

01/27/2020 - onStage Presents “A(Way) Out of My Body” by David Dorfman Dance
Connecticut College’s onStage Guest Artist Series starts anew this spring with “A(Way) Out of My Body” by David Dorfman Dance.

01/24/2020 - Connecticut College’s Dayton Artist in Residence Program Presents "Cunningham"
Connecticut College’s Dayton Artist in Residence Program will screen Cunningham, a 3D cinematic experience about American choreographer Merce Cunningham.

01/9/2020 - Connecticut College’s Ammerman Center for Arts & Technology Presents: [Re]Generation
The Connecticut College Ammerman Center for Arts & Technology presents their spring exhibition, [Re]Generation.

10/31/2019 - Connecticut College's Ammerman Center Presents Scholar and Activist Sasha Costanza-Chock
Connecticut College’s Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology will host Sasha Costanza-Chock for a guest lecture on social movements and design justice.

10/22/2019 - Connecticut College and Wesleyan University Orchestras Present “Frankenstein Live”
The Connecticut College Orchestra will team up with the Wesleyan University Orchestra to perform a live orchestral accompaniment to a screening of the classic 1931 film, “Frankenstein.”

10/18/2019 - Connecticut College’s East Asian Languages and Cultures Department Welcome Motoko Dworkin
Connecticut College’s East Asian Languages and Cultures Department has invited Motoko Dworkin, an award-winning theatrical storyteller, to perform on Weds., Oct. 30 at Cummings Arts Center in Oliva Hall. 

10/8/2019 - Connecticut College Art Department Presents: “Revisiting the Nut Museum”
The Connecticut College Art Department will present a retrospective of artist Elizabeth Tashjian’s paintings, drawings and sculptures from the 1930s through the late 1990s.

09/30/2019 - onStage Presents Kittel & Co.
Connecticut College’s onStage Guest Artist Series presents Kittel & Co. 

09/18/2019 - onStage Presents Pianists Kathleen Tagg and Andre Petersen
Connecticut College’s onStage Guest Artist Series presents “Where Worlds Collide,” featuring South African pianists Kathleen Tagg and Andre Petersen.

08/29/2019 - Connecticut College Art Department Presents “Saturation Point”
The Connecticut College Art Department will present “Saturation Point: New Paintings and Cyanotypes” at the Cummings Art Center Gallery.

08/29/2019 - 2019-20 onStage at Connecticut College Guest Artist Series Announced
Connecticut College’s onStage Guest Artist Series will kick off the 2019-2020 season on Sept. 20.

06/4/2019 - Jarrett Krosoczka’s “Hey, Kiddo” chosen for 2019’s One Book One Region
Jarrett Krozoczka’s “Hey, Kiddo” is this year’s read for One Book One Region.

05/2/2019 - 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.

03/20/2019 - Connecticut College Art Department Presents Annual Senior Thesis Art Exhibition
Cummings Arts Center and the Connecticut College Department of Art will present the annual Senior Thesis Art Exhibition on May 3.

03/20/2019 - Connecticut College Choirs, Guest Artists to Premiere ‘Seven Living Words of the HIV Positive’
Connecticut College, in partnership with the Dayton Artist in Residency Program, will host the Chorosynthesis Singers April 9-13. This residency will culminate with a special concert, "Empowering Silenced Voices" on April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Evans Hall, featuring the East Coast premiere of Thomas Schuttenhelm's "Seven Living Words of the HIV Positive."

03/8/2019 - onStage presents "Star-Spangled Banner Fractured" at Connecticut College
Connecticut College's onStage Guest Artist Series completes its 2018-19 season with "Star-Spangled Banner Fractured" by Donal Fox, piano, and Quincy Troupe, poet, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 29, in Evans Hall.

02/1/2019 - onStage presents Pickup Performance Co(s) at Connecticut College
Connecticut College's onStage Guest Artist Series presents "Radicals in Miniature" by the Pickup Performance Co(s) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16, in Tansill Theater. 

11/20/2018 - AIDS Memorial Quilt Returns to Connecticut College
In recognition of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, Connecticut College will host more than 70 panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

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.

09/27/2017 - 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. 

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. 

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