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  • Creativity in Hard Times: The Federal Music Project of the 1930’s featuring Leslie Amper, piano

    Creativity in Hard Times: The Federal Music Project of the 1930’s featuring Leslie Amper, piano

    March 26, 2015
    Visiting Artist Leslie Amper presents a piano performance and lecture telling the story of the Federal Music Project, the musical division of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s WPA initiative. The live performance preceding the lecture will include music by William Grant Still, Amy Beach, Henry Cowell, Roger Sessions, Ernest Bloch, and Aaron Copland.
    Woolley Room, Mary Lyon Hall, 7:30 p.m.
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  • Voyages on the Black Atlantic

    Voyages on the Black Atlantic

    March 27, 2015
    featuring Paul Lieberman with Fernando Saci, Joel A. Martin, Alexei Tsiganov and Matthew Allen
    An irresistibly rhythmic musical performance powered by the African rhythms at the heart of the music of the Americas.
    Kresge Experimental Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 7:30 p.m.
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  • Wheaton Songwriters with Special Guest Catie Curtis

    Wheaton Songwriters with Special Guest Catie Curtis

    March 28, 2015
    During her twenty-year career, singer-songwriter Catie Curtis has recorded for EMI, performed at Barack Obama’s Inaugural Ball, and won Grand Prize in the International Songwriting Competition. She performs alongside Wheaton students as the culmination of a day-long songwriting workshop.
    The Loft, Balfour Hood Center, 9:00 p.m.
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  • The Geographical Boundaries of Art History: Academia and the Museum

    April 7, 2015
    Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs, and Jen Mergel, Robert L. Beal, Enid L. Beal and Bruce A. Beal Senior Curator of Contemporary Art

    How do curatorial departments, art historical specialities, and the way collections are organized by geography shape the way we study art, and classify the world? Are there practical possibilities for challenging the geographical model for museum exhibitions? Kristen Gresh and Jen Mergel will address these questions as they apply to an exhibition they are currently researching which will explore contemporary art from across Africa and its diaspora, to open at the MFA Boston in Fall 2016.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 6:00 p.m.
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  • What Happens When

    What Happens When

    April 9-12 & 16-19, 2015
    Written by Charlotte Meehan, directed by Stephanie Burlington Daniels
    What Happens When was developed with nine students in a course called Devising Theatre for Social Change, which Charlotte Meehan specifically designed for a student ensemble to create scenes using Sociodrama and Theatre of the Oppressed techniques. The play, a multimedia montage of scenarios revolving around the before-and-after moments of sexual encounters in campus life, darts back and forth between early childhood and present day to shed light on misunderstandings that persist, discussion that needs to increase, and violence that must stop. This project is sponsored in part by a Department of Justice grant. For ticket information and reservations ($10 general, $5 with a Wheaton ID & seniors), contact the Watson Box Office at 508-286-3575 or by email at boxoffice@wheatoncollege.edu.
    Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 8:00 p.m. (4/12 & 4/19—2:00 p.m.)
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