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  • VAP Amy Powell

    Art, Politics, and the Environment in Zina Saro-Wiwa's Port Harcourt Project

    November 6, 2014
    featuring Amy Powell, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Krannert Art Museum

    Since 2013, artist and filmmaker Zina Saro-Wiwa has been in residence in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, making films, a video installation, photography, sculpture, and organizing work in social practice. The Port Harcourt Project recuperates art as a means for political and environmentalist engagement in the oil-polluted Niger Delta, the artist’s native region. The completion of the work is timed to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of the death of the artist’s father, the late writer, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941-1995).
    This talk will report on the work in progress and raise questions around Saro-Wiwa’s unique approach to art practice in the Niger Delta....
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5 p.m. More »
  • VAP Janis Tomlinson

    The Changing Image of Goya: Recent Discoveries and New Questions

    October 7, 2014
    Renowned international Goya scholar, Janis Tomlinson, presents The Changing Image of Goya: Recent Discoveries and New Questions as the first of a series of events heralding the opening of the first major North American exhibition on the Spanish painter in twenty-five years, opening at the MFA October 12th. Entitled Goya: Order and Disorder and co-curated by renowned Goya scholar and Wheaton alum, Stephanie Stepanek '65, this exhibition's catalogue includes numerous essays by Dr. Tomlinson. As Director of University Museums at the University of Delaware and previously Director of Exhibitions and Cultural Programs at the National Academy of Sciences (1999-2003), Dr. Tomlinson not only comes to us with an expertise on "all things Goya" but also with a broad range of knowledge in the museum field.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5 p.m. More »
  • VAP Marshall Rose

    Voice of an Artist—Marshall Rose

    November 17, 2014
    Cinematographer Marshall Rose will screen samples of his film, television, and online work, including Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld, and discuss the art and business of motion picture photography.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5 p.m. More »
  • VAP Clenét Verdi-Rose

    Clenét Verdi-Rose’s Sand Castles

    October 6, 2014
    Wheaton Alum Clenét Verdi-Rose ’04 will screen his award-winning film Sand Castles. Q&A to follow.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5 p.m. More »
  • VAP David Mayo, fall 2014

    How I Leveraged a Great Career from a Fine Arts Degree featuring David Mayo

    September 23, 2014
    It has been said that fine or liberal arts curricula should include training in the art of eloquently asking, “Would you like fries with that?” Career-oriented students (and parents) often consider these areas of study optional or even “recreational.” David Mayo would argue that allowing yourself to pursue knowledge in the abstract is both fulfilling and valuable. There are always risks when following your heart in your choice of study, but there are always career options for those who apply the most important aspect of their education—creativity. Mayo will be speaking about his personal journey after earning his bachelor of fine arts degree in sculpture—and, no, he has never uttered the phrase “Would you like fries with that” professionally.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5 p.m. More »
  • Student Film Festival, spring 2014

    Student Film Festival

    May 7, 2014
    Join us for a screening of the films written, produced and directed by students in Production I, Intro to Animation, and Documentary Storytelling this year
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts 7:00pm More »
  • Jacqueline Salloum

    Documenting a Generation of Palestinian Hip Hop

    March 5, 2014
    Visiting artist Jacqueline Salloum presents a screening of her feature length documentary Slingshot Hip Hop (2008 Sundance) followed by a Q&A session. Salloum is a New York based filmmaker and artist. During her MFA studies at New York University she created pop infused art (toys, gumball machines, etc) documenting histories of people, including her family, that have been altered or erased and challenging the stereotypes of Arabs. Salloum’s love for filmmaking began after creating her short video piece, Planet of the Arabs (2005 Sundance), she continues to write/direct films, music videos and teach workshops at universities and institutions in the US and internationally.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts 5pm More »
  • Todd Reisz

    It Smells Like Dubai

    February 17, 2014
    Todd Reisz will speak about contemporary urban developments in Dubai. Reisz is an architect, researcher, and writer currently focusing on the cities of the Gulf region, from both historical and contemporary perspectives. He is currently appointed the Daniel Rose Visiting Assistant Professor in Urbanism at Yale University School of Architecture. He is also the academic writing editor for Portal 9, a Beirut-based journal focused on cities in Arab countries.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts 5pm More »
  • German Influences in the First Turkish National Movement

    March 31, 2014
    Peter H. Christensen will speak about the role of German influences in the First National Movement of art, architecture and urban planning in Turkey after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Christensen is a Ph.D. Candidate in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Harvard University and currently Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Technische Universität Munich.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts 5pm More »
  • Catherine & Peter McGovern

    A Day in the Life of a Museum

    February 27, 2014
    Join Dr. Catherine Bigley McGovern and Dr. Peter J. McGovern for an engaging lecture and discussion of the many ways the law impacts contemporary museums. As legal academics and practicing lawyers, their expertise ranges from protection of folklore to Nazi-era claims for restitution and from copyright law to the international trade in antiquities.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts 5pm More »