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A Designed Life

Visual Arts
A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers, and Containers & Packaging, 1951 – 1954
Continuing through December 8
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textile, Wallpapers, Containers and Packaging, an exhibition based on three historically significant traveling exhibitions of contemporary mass-produced, American-designed consumer goods that were commissioned by the U.S. Department of State in the early 1950s. It recreates and interprets those early Cold War exhibitions — including American textiles, wallpapers, containers, and packaging — restating and interpreting part of each display as it might have appeared in the early 1950s. (Click heading for full description.)

Visiting Artist Ryan Hoover

Visual Arts
Visiting Artist Ryan Hoover
Thursday, September 27, 5 p.m.
Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building 118

The Department of Visual Arts presents a visiting artist lecture by Ryan Hoover, an interdisciplinary artist and researcher actively addressing the impact of emerging technologies on our more-than-human world. (Click heading for full description.)

Mark Alice Durant and Gary Rozanc – New Publications

CIRCA Presents 
Mark Alice Durant and Gary Rozanc — New Publications

Wednesday, October 3, 12 – 1 p.m.

223 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Mark Alice Durant and Gary Rozanc, who will speak about their recent publications. (Click heading for full description.)

Designing America’s Face In The Cultural Cold War

Visual Arts
Designing America’s Face in the Cultural Cold War
Lecture with Beverly Payeff-Masey
Tuesday, October 23, 7 p.m.
Lecture Hall 306, Fine Arts Building

Beverly Payeff-Masey is a design historian and educator with extensive US Foreign Service experience in Europe and Southeast Asia. Presented in association with the exhibition A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textile, Wallpapers, and Containers & Packaging, 1951 – 1954. (Click heading for full description.)

Visiting Artist Iman Djouini

Visual Arts
Visiting Artist Iman Djouini
Wednesday, October 24, 5 p.m.
Recital Hall, FA118

Iman Djouini is a multidisciplinary artist who works in print media, digital fabrication, installation, photography, film and public art. Her research-based practice explores the employment of language and design as tools for shaping perception. (Click heading for full description.)

Timeless String Quartets

Music
Timeless String Quartets
Thursday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents Timeless String Quartets, a recital of works composed in Vienna between 1825 and 1905 by Beethoven, Webern, and Wolf, performed by Christian Tremblay (violin), Nicholas Currie (violin), Lisa Steltenpohl (viola), and Gita Ladd (cello). (Click heading for full description.)

Winterreise

Music
Winterreise
Sunday, November 11, 3 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
 

Tenor Andrew Sauvageau and pianist Hui-Chuan Chen and perform Franz Schubert’s Winterreise (D. 911), the darkest of the composers three seminal art song cycles. Setting 24 poems of Wilhelm Müller to music, Schubert transports listeners on a moving, but mournful “winter journey” — that of a lonely traveller wishing to rid himself of the despair of lost love — composed almost entirely using minor keys. (Click heading for full description.)