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  • Film Screening with HipStory Founder Cliff Notez '15

    Film Screening with HipStory Founder Cliff Notez '15

    May 1, 2017
    Cliff Notez '15, founder of hipstory.org, will screen two short films, The Art of Being Haunted and Vitiligo. These films depict the relationship between racism, mental health and social justice. There will be a talk back session following the screening.
    Hindle Auditorium, Science Center, 7:00 p.m.

Past Events

  • Screening of Do Not Resist with Director Craig Atkinson

    Screening of Do Not Resist with Director Craig Atkinson

    April 17, 2017
    Craig Atkinson will be present his directorial debut, Do Not Resist, a feature-length documentary on the militarization of the police and its alarming impact on American communities. Do Not Resist won the jury prize for Best Documentary Feature at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Atkinson's other credits include Detropia (2012) and Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016).
    Hindle Auditorium, Science Center, 7:00 p.m.
  • Gallery Talk by 2017 Biennial Juror Andrew Raftery

    Gallery Talk by 2017 Biennial Juror Andrew Raftery

    April 5, 2017
    Renowned printmaker Andrew Raftery will share insights on the history and constant reinvention of printmaking through a look at the Printmaking Reimagined exhibition.
    Beard & Weil Galleries, Watson Fine Arts, 6:00 p.m.
  • Screening of What Tomorrow Brings with Director/Producer Beth Murphy

    Screening of What Tomorrow Brings with Director/Producer Beth Murphy

    April 4, 2017
    With unprecedented access, What Tomorrow Brings goes inside the very first girls’ school in one small Afghan village. Never before had fathers there allowed their daughters to be educated. From the school’s beginnings in 2009 to its first graduation in 2015, filmmaker Beth Murphy embeds herself in this community for a most intimate look at what it really means to be a girl growing up in Afghanistan today and what it takes to change hearts and minds. A Q&A with Director/Producer Beth Murphy will follow the screening.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 7:00 p.m.
  • Life After College: Just Keep Swimming

    Life After College: Just Keep Swimming

    March 29, 2017
    Through the lens of his work, filmmaker Ben Marlowe shares candidly and honestly his examination of post-graduation life as an artist, and of the art world and how to find your place in it. With examples from his own experiences, Marlowe will home in on the crucial moments when creatives must locate themselves, pick a direction and simply keep moving forward.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5:30 p.m.
  • Curator's Preview: Matisse in the Studio

    February 21, 2017
    Ellen McBreen, associate professor of art history, and curator of the upcoming Matisse in the Studio at the MFA Boston (April 9-July 9, 2017), will share an exclusive preview of this first major international exhibition to examine Matisse’s personal collection of objects.
    Room 301, Meneely Hall, Mars Arts & Humanities, 7:00 p.m.
  • Conversation with George Kunhardt ‘09

    Conversation with George Kunhardt ‘09

    February 10, 2017
    Emmy Award-winning documentary producer and Wheaton alumnus George Kunhardt ’09 will discuss the art and practice of producing documentaries with a spotlight on his newest film, Becoming Warren Buffett, which will debut on HBO January 30. A screening of Becoming Warren Buffett will precede the discussion.
    Screening—Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 11:30 a.m.
    Discussion—Woolley Room, Mary Lyon Hall, 1:00 p.m.
  • Picasso’s Demoiselles: Africa, Sex, Origins and Creativity—9th Annual Mary L. Heuser Lecture featuring Suzanne Preston Blier, Ph.D.

    Picasso’s Demoiselles: Africa, Sex, Origins and Creativity—9th Annual Mary L. Heuser Lecture featuring Suzanne Preston Blier, Ph.D.

    February 7, 2017
    For years, Picasso’s deep engagement with African cultures in his iconic Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907) was often played down to avoid any potential embarrassment that one of the more influential works of the western canon, created by one of the 20th century’s most famous innovators, had its key sources outside Europe. In this talk, Harvard Professor Suzanne Blier will reintegrate Africa and Picasso’s other key sources back into the history of this revolutionary work.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 6:00 p.m.
  • Elephants in the Room: Four South African Women Artists Address Hidden Issues

    Elephants in the Room: Four South African Women Artists Address Hidden Issues

    April 28, 2016
    South African artist and activist Sue Williamson presents a lecture about South Africa's emerging and mid-career women artists, with an emphasis on how each engages with a particular social problem.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5:00 p.m.
  • Cabinets for Collections: From Wunderkammern to the Athenaeum—8th Annual Mary L. Heuser Lecture featuring Christopher Monkhouse

    Cabinets for Collections: From Wunderkammern to the Athenaeum—8th Annual Mary L. Heuser Lecture featuring Christopher Monkhouse

    April 21, 2016
    The Wheaton Friends of Art welcome Christopher Monkhouse, Eloise W. Martin Curator of European Decorative Arts at the Art Institute of Chicago, for a lecture exploring the history and design of masterwork cabinets for collections. Often as fascinating as the objects they were created to contain, these cabinets reproduce the Wunderkammer—the Renaissance “wonder-room”—in miniature form, magnifying the artistic and intellectual value of their contents. Of particular interest is the Providence Athenaeum’s tour-de-force Egyptian Elephant Folio Cabinet, conceived and executed in the 1830s by John Russell Bartlett and Frederick Catherwood.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 6:00 p.m.
  • Registering the Queer Past: Activist Pedagogy and Public History

    Registering the Queer Past: Activist Pedagogy and Public History

    November 2, 2015
    Professor Kelly Ball presents a workshop and lecture for students and faculty focused on the Queer History Project—an initiative that she undertook in response to the National Register of Historic Places’ initiative to increase the number of historical sites dedicated to LGBT history.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5:00 p.m.

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