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  • Contemporary Art: How does it become art history?

    March 17, 2015
    Peter Kalb, Cynthia L. and Theodore S. Berenson Associate Professor of Contemporary Art Dept. of Fine Arts, Brandeis University, Author, Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary

    Dr. Kalb will address the ways in which undergraduate art history textbooks are researched, written, and published, within a larger contextual discussion of how contemporary art is taught at the university level. Who is represented by those texts and why? He will also address the ways in which the traditional art history model of the survey is responding and adapting to digital resources and online courses, which are increasingly accompanying, and perhaps eventually replacing, print textbooks. He will also be advising students on best practices.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 6:00 p.m.
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  • Readings by the Author: Tara Sullivan

    March 19, 2015
    Author Tara Sullivan will read from her debut novel Golden Boy, a YA novel that draws attention to albinism in East Africa. The child of international aid workers, Ms. Sullivan spent her childhood in various developing countries. She teaches high school Spanish and lives in Malden, Massachusetts.
    May Room, Mary Lyon Hall, 5:00 p.m.
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  • "Darkness from which I come": A new song cycle by Delvyn Case

    March 19, 2015
    Soprano Jennifer Ashe and pianist Brady Millican will perform Assistant Professor of Music Delvyn Case's new song cycle based on R.M. Rilke's evocative and transcendent sacred poems. Following the performance, join an interdisciplinary panel of Wheaton faculty for an engaging, interactive conversation about the music, the poetry, and the challenging theological ideas they raise.
    Woolley Room, Mary Lyon Hall, 7:30 p.m.
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  • Ten-Minute Play Festival

    March 21, 2015
    Ten 10-minute plays—written, directed and performed by Wheaton students—will be showcased in our biannual festival.
    Kresge Experimental Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 7:30 p.m.
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  • Bach’s St. John Passion featuring Emmanuel Music

    March 22, 2015
    The Baroque specialists from Emmanuel Music in Boston present one of Bach's masterworks, the St. John Passion, BWV 245. For this special performance at Wheaton, the visiting ensemble of professional singers and instrumentalists will be joined by the Wheaton Chorale and Chamber Singers and the OP Singers, led by Emmanuel Music's Artistic Director Ryan Turner. Suggested donation $10.
    Cole Memorial Chapel, 8:00 p.m.
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  • What Does an Art Historian Bring to Contemporary Art, and Vice Versa?

    March 24, 2015
    Martha Lucy, Assistant Professor of Art History, Drexel University; Consulting Curator, Barnes Foundation/Former Associate Curator, Barnes Foundation

    Dr. Lucy is currently preparing “The Order of Things” (an exhibtion at the Barnes, May 16-Aug 3, 2015). The exhibition invites contemporary artists Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, and Fred Wilson to critically respond to Barnes installation of his collection into “ensembles,” and the narratives of modernist art they construct. She will address how historical analysis intersects with, and differs from, theories of contemporary art and its curation.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 6:00 p.m.
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  • Celebrating Bach

    March 25, 2015
    William MacPherson, organ
    Happy Birthday, Johann Sebastian! Organ music by J. S. Bach, celebrating his 330th birthday, on Wheaton's magnificent Casavant pipe organ.
    Cole Memorial Chapel, 7:30 p.m.
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