Arts

Kaelynne Hernandez '22 (SFA), left, and Ashante Kindle '22 MFA talk about Kindle's art installation at the William Benton Museum of Art recently. The 2022 Studio Art and Digital Media and Design Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition will be on display through May 8. (Kimberly Phillips/UConn Today)

Spring Art Shows Put Graduating Students’ Work on Display

From the everyday to the celestial, students find inspiration for art in many sources

Members of The Bread and Puppet Theater from Vermont performing a play on Fairfield Way. The company will stage a production of the ancient Greek tragedy "The Persians" on the South Campus lawn April 23 and 24.

Weekend Performances of ‘The Persians’ Bring Puppets Back to Life on Campus

Presenting an ancient Greek tragedy with new resonance in light of the war in Ukraine

John Bell, director of the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, turned a cardboard box into a toy theater during an online workshop that can be found at the Ballard website. (Photo courtesy Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry)

Puppets Seize Fairfield Way Today at Noon!

A world-famous puppeteering troupe will perform in the center of campus on April 20, ahead of a weekend production on the South Campus lawn

Hypnotist Asad Mecci and comedian Colin Mochrie, who are performing on Friday at Jorgensen, pose together in front of a dark backdrop illuminated by spotlights.

Audience Members Become Stars of the Show in ‘HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis’ at the Jorgensen

'When you hypnotize somebody, the part of the brain that deals with self-reflection becomes disconnected'

"Marriage Preparations" by Dulari Devi, one of dozens of examples of Indian Mithila art currently on display in an exhibition at the Benton Museum of Art.

Art Professor Shares Personal Collection of Mithila Art in Latest Exhibition at the Benton

The tradition of beautiful, elaborate works was 'hidden from history' until the 20th century

Handmade shadow puppets of Esther and King Ahasuerus were designed for UConn's production of "Wayang Esther: A Contemporary Retelling of the Book of Esther," which will be performed March 12 and 13 at the Mandell Jewish Community Center in West Hartford.

Celebrating Purim with a Spiel That Shows Off What Happens in the Shadows

A production in West Hartford draws on artistic traditions from around the globe to celebrate the Jewish holiday

The puppets on display in the "Hecho en Puerto Rico" exhibit range in age from 1960 to the present, and reflect a variety of styles, artistic media, and purposes (Tom Breen / UConn Photo).

Ballard Exhibit Highlights Depth of Puerto Rican Puppetry to Educate, Entertain, Advocate

'We want to draw attention to what puppetry has been, is, and could be and how it connects with the important ideas that people have about themselves, their communities, and their society'

Poems & Rhapsodies: UConn Professors Fuse Ukrainian, French, British, & American Sound

The National Symphony of Ukraine is considered the preeminent orchestra in Ukraine. “Poems & Rhapsodies” captures the poetic essence and rhapsodic style of Ukrainian, French, British, & American composers.

The Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.

Jorgensen’s Digital Stage Returns For Series of Performances

Four shows this spring will help determine future of livestreaming for performing arts events

A selection of nut shaped masks made from foam, paper, and other materials are a part of Remembering the Nut Museum: Visionary Art of Elizabeth Tashjian on exhibit at the William Benton Museum of Art on Feb. 3, 2022.

‘Remembering the Nut Museum’ Brings Former Quirky Roadside Attraction to the Benton

Here's the story in a nutshell: go see this exhibit. You walnut be disappointed