November

Continuing Exhibition

Through Feb. 17 - William Kentridge: Universal Archive and Journey to the Moon

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts
Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

In Universal Archive, internationally acclaimed South African artist William Kentridge (b. 1955) revisits images that appear frequently in his work—coffee pots, typewriters, cats, trees—through a sequence of prints that progresses gradually from identifiable forms to seemingly abstract marks. The images are printed on dictionary pages, which juxtapose creativity with authoritative text to examine the nature of rational thought and knowledge construction. This exhibition was organized by the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College and is made possible, in part, by contributions from Alva Greenberg, the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.

Complementing Universal Archive, Kentridge’s live-action/animated short film Journey to the Moon will be projected continuously in the gallery. William Kentridge’s films are provided courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/London.

See related events below.

Kentridge and Animated Shorts: Film Screenings

William Kentridge work

 

Room 235, Weiss Center for the Arts

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 5-6:30 p.m.: William Kentridge’s 10 Drawings for Projection

Beginning in 1989, Kentridge began work on a series of short animated films (four to six minutes each) that consider the tumultuous political and social changes in South Africa under the last years of apartheid. For these animated films, Kentridge worked in charcoal, making successive drawings on the same sheet of paper, so each previous mark is erased, but only partially. This technique produces an evocative, palimpsest quality that suggests memory, the passing of time and the act of drawing.

Thursday, Nov. 9, 5-6 p.m.: A Night of Animated Shorts

Recent Academy Award-nominated animated shorts include Historia de un Oso (Bear Story), Gabriel Osorio Vargas’ moving depiction of life in Chile under Pinochet, and Don Hertzfeldt’s comical, mind-bending view of the future in World of Tomorrow.

Thursday, Nov. 2, noon

Noonday Concert

chamber music concert
Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

 

 

This concert features students in Dickinson’s performance studies and chamber music programs.

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Nov. 3-Feb. 3
Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 3, 5-7 p.m.

Rachel Eng: Irreversible Results

work by rachel eng

 

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts
Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

This exhibition investigates the phenomenal aspects of the natural world and also responds to our current climate situation. Using different materials—some with inherent meaning and others transformed—the pieces in this exhibition question our human curiosity, empathy and potential for change. Rachel Eng is Dickinson’s newly appointed assistant professor of ceramics.

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Saturday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m.

The Highlands Duo

The Highlands Duo

 

St. John’s Episcopal Church, corner of High and Hanover

Artists-in-Residence The Highlands Duo (Benjamin Shute, baroque violin; and Anastasia Abu Bakar, harpsichord) will present an evening of music of the 17th and 18th centuries, using historical instruments and performance practices. This concert is dedicated to Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Peter Martin. 

Associated events:

  • Thursday, Nov. 2, 6 p.m., Rubendall Recital Hall
    Public master class featuring Dickinson student-musicians
  • Friday, Nov. 3, 5 p.m., Rubendall Recital Hall
    Lecture by Benjamin Shute: "Symbolism in J.S. Bach's Solo Violin Works: A Hypothesis Re-examined"

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Nov. 8-Dec. 8
Reception: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5:30-7 p.m.

Senior Studio Art Seminar: Works in Progress

Talia Amorosano ’17, View of Senior Art Studio (2017).

Talia Amorosano ’17, View of Senior Art Studio (2017).

Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar St. entrance)
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 3-5 p.m., Saturday 2-5 p.m.

This exhibition features works in progress from students enrolled in the senior studio art seminar. 

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Thursday, Nov. 16, noon

Noonday Concert

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

This concert features students in Dickinson’s performance studies and chamber music programs.

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Thursday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m.

The Heart That Remembers: Stories of Zimbabwean Mbira Music and Musicians

Book cover (detail): Soul of Mbira by ethnomusicologist Paul Berliner

Book cover (detail): Soul of Mbira by ethnomusicologist Paul Berliner.

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

Ethnomusicologist Paul Berliner delivers a talk on his most recent research. A professor emeritus of arts and sciences at Duke University, Berliner is the author of Thinking in Jazz: The Infinite Art of Improvisation and Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe. This presentation is sponsored by the Truman and Beth Bullard Music and Culture Series.

Friday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 18, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m.

iEcho: Bodies and Technology

Nichole Canuso and Dito VanReigersberg. Photo by Lars Jan.

Nichole Canuso and Dito VanReigersberg. Photo by Lars Jan.

Mathers Theatre, Holland Union Building
Tickets $7, or $5 with student ID


Echo chambers, robots, algorithms, live feeds, sharing, oversharing, augmented reality, fake reality and artificial intelligence are technological phenomena that shape our lives and create slippery definitions of reality. iEcho examines some of these topics through dance, video and audience interaction. Dance works created by Philadelphia-based artist Nichole Canuso, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Erin Crawley-Woods and Director of Dance Sarah Skaggs examine and articulate how our bodies and selves navigate the shape-shifting effects of technology and social media.

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Friday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m.

"Here’s to the Ladies": Dickinson College Jazz Ensemble

Jazz ensemble performs in spring 2016.

Rubendall Recital Hall

The Dickinson College Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Jeffrey Wohlbach, presents a concert featuring composers Mary Lou Williams, Maria Schneider, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Melba Liston and more.

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Saturday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.

The Dickinson College Choir

choir

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, corner of Bedford and High streets

The Dickinson College Choir explores night—still, and often solitary—as a poetic metaphor for how human beings remember and process intimate memories of loss. This concert features works by Corigliano, Brahms, Ešenvalds, Gjeilo and Vaughan Williams and a performance by Assistant Professor of Music James Martin (baritone) and Dianna Grabowski of Susquehanna University (mezzo-soprano).

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Thursday, Nov. 28, noon

Dickinson College Chamber Music Concert I

students perform chamber music in Rubendall Recital Hall.

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

This concert features students who have been working in chamber ensembles coached by music faculty.

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Thursday, Nov. 30, noon

Dickinson College Chamber Music Concert II

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

This concert features students who have been working in chamber ensembles coached by music faculty.

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All events are open to the public and are free, unless otherwise noted. Events listed in the Calendar of Arts are subject to change. Please contact the appropriate department prior to an event to confirm that it will take place as listed.