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  • Silk Road of Pop

    Cinema Spotlight: The Silk Road of Pop

    February 3, 2015
    A special evening with the internationally-acclaimed filmmaker and artist Sameer Farooq and screening of his film, The Silk Road of Pop. One of the only documentaries to come out of Xinjiang, The Silk Road of Pop taps into the rhythmical zeitgeist of what it means to be young, Muslim and Uyghur in China, showing how music becomes a liberating element for a minority trying to assert its identity within a repressive environment.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5:00 p.m. More »
  • 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 making video and large format photographs in Port Harcourt and Ogoni villages in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Featuring subjects ranging from masquerade to food, Saro-Wiwa’s new work aims to engage and further cultivate creative relationships between self and environment. In anticipation of a solo exhibition Powell is organizing, this talk will raise questions around the work in progress, which is immersed in the Niger Delta but also in conversation with broad interdisciplinary fields, including socially engaged contemporary art and ecocriticism.
    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 »