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Visual Arts
August 27 – December 17
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

This exhibition presents photographs made over the span of more than a decade by Sambunaris as she traversed the United States, stopping to photograph phenomena ubiquitous and familiar to particular regions but anomalous to the ordinary eye. Acting as both document and metaphor for the American experience, Sambunaris’s photographs bring into view the vast, open-ended mystery and unease of a country where human intervention and natural beauty inspire wonder in equal measure. (Click heading for full description.)

Tom Scott Untitled, 1950s, oil on canvas, 69" x 69"

Visual Arts
Thursday, October 9 – Saturday, December 13
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

Tom Scott’s career as an artist spanned more than 60 years, from the early 1950s through the first decade of this century. His output is remarkable not only for its temporal span but for its quantity and qualities, amounting to over 3,000 by his death at age 85 in March 2013. It is also remarkable for the particular span of time it covers: a unique time that saw the ascendancy of American art on the world stage for the first time and an extraordinarily fertile period of general artistic invention worldwide that included the creation and maturing of important sub-movements of modernism, and simultaneously the beginning of post modern tendencies in art. Opening reception on Thursday, October 9. (Click heading for full description.)

Photo: Ken Wyner

Arts & Humanities
Friday, October 17 | 3:00 p.m.
Performing Arts and Humanities Building Grand Opening
Concert Hall and other locations in the PAHB

Hold the date! The campus community and the public are cordially invited to attend the grand opening of the Performing Arts and Humanities Building on Friday, October 17. At 3:00 p.m., an official ribbon cutting ceremony will be held in the Concert Hall, followed by a reception, building tours, performances and open rehearsals. We will also commemorate the installation of the new public artwork, Forum, by Thomas Sayre.

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Music
Friday, October 17 | 8:00 p.m.
Livewire: Patrick Crossland, Trombone
Concert Hall, Performing Arts & Humanities Building

Presented as part of the Livewire new music festival, trombonist Patrick Crossland performs major works from the contemporary music repertoire, including pieces by Leibowitz, Berio, Alsina, Kagel, Wyttenbach, Drouet and Palmer. (Click on heading for full description.)

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Music
Saturday, October 18 | 8:00 p.m.
Livewire: Ensemble Laboratorium
Concert Hall, Performing Arts & Humanities Building

The Department of Music’s Livewire festival presents the Ensemble Laboratorium, which will perform a collection of movements from single work, also entitled Laboratorium, by renowned composer Vinko Globokar. (Click on heading for full description.)

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Interdisciplinary
Monday, October 20 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
CIRCA Catalyst
With presenters Cathy Cook and Lynne Parks
Walker Avenue Apartment Community Center Multipurpose Room

CIRCA Catalyst is an ongoing series promoting conversations around transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research that fuses the performing and visual arts with other fields of inquiry and scholarship. A catered lunch, with vegetarian options, will be provided by CIRCA (the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts).

Anthony Appiah

Humanities Forum
Monday, October 20 | 5:00 p.m.
Daphne Harrison Lecture
Kwame Anthony Appiah, Philosopher, Cultural Theorist and Novelist
Performing Arts and Humanities Building Theatre

Philosophers spend lots of time thinking about what is right and wrong, and some time thinking about how to get people to see what is right and wrong—but almost no time thinking about how to get them to do what they know is right. Anthony Appiah has spent the last decade thinking about what it takes to turn moral understanding into moral behavior. In this talk, he explores one of the keys to real moral revolution: mobilizing the social power of honor and shame to change the world for the better. (Click heading for full description.)

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