February

Continuing Through Feb. 22

A Decade of Art Made Possible Through the Sylvia J. Smith ’73 Artist-in-Residence Program

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

The Department of Art & Art History is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the  Sylvia J. Smith Artist-in-Residence Program. Established in 2009 to complement the mission of the Department of Art & Art History, the program has brought 11 national and international artists to campus to make artwork, engage with students and contribute to the creative culture at Dickinson during six- to eight-week residencies. To commemorate this anniversary, an exhibition of artworks donated by past artists-in-residence will be on display in the Goodyear Gallery.

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Thursdays, ongoing

Twilight at the Trout Lecture Series

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts

Join student educators, special guests and performers for a series of after-hours lectures, events and family activities related to current exhibitions and works of art from the permanent collection. For a detailed schedule and specific program descriptions and times, please visit www.troutgallery.org.

Thursday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m.

How to Be an Antiracist 

Ibram Kendi, author.

 

Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium

When America’s first black president entered the White House, Americans described their nation as “color blind” and the era as “post-racial.” That was a short-lived illusion. In this deeply personal and empowering lecture, National Book Award-winning historian and author Ibram X. Kendi shifts the discussion from how not to be racist to how to be an antiracist. He shares his own racist ideas and how he overcame them, and provides direction to those who want not just Band-Aid programs but actual antiracist action that builds an antiracist America.

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Balinese, Monkey King Sugriva, shadow puppet

Balinese, Monkey King Sugriva, shadow puppet.

Feb. 7–April 4
Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 7, 5-7 p.m.

Imagining the Divine: Religious Mythology and Art

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

This selection of works from the museum’s permanent collection considers how artists manifest notions of spirituality in the visual arts. The exhibition is curated by Abbie Cottle ’20, a double major in religion and archaeology.

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Friday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m.

Guest Artists Helen Kim, Violin, and Sakiko Ohashi, Piano

Helen Kim (left) and Sakiko Ohashi.

Helen Kim (left) and Sakiko Ohashi.

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

Guest artists Helen Kim (violin) and Sakiko Ohashi (piano) will perform works by de Falla, Janacek and Franck and will premiere a work by Dickinson Professor Helen Kim Sakiko Ohashi of Music Robert Pound.

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Friday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 16, 4 p.m.

Lyric Performance Practicum: Hansel and Gretel

From My Book Of Favourite Fairy Tales, illustrated by Jennie Harbour.

From My Book Of Favourite Fairy Tales, illustrated by Jennie Harbour.

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

The Lyric Performance Practicum presents 19th-century composer Engelbert Humperdinck’s beloved German opera, Hansel and Gretel, based on the writings of the Brothers Grimm. The hungry siblings Hansel and Gretel forage for food in the forest and find their greatest desires mixed with their greatest nightmares. Hansel and Gretel will be presented in English with a prologue.

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Thursday, Feb. 20, noon

Noonday Concert 

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts 

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

February 21-28
Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 21, 5-7 p.m.; Juror Talk and Awards, 6 p.m.

Arts Collective Juried Exhibition

Goodyear Studios, second floor project space; Viewing hours: Monday-Friday, 3-5 p.m.

This juried exhibition, presented by the Arts Collective, highlights student works selected by a guest juror.

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Saturday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.

Orbit of the Soul: Jonathan Hays, Baritone, and Craig Ketter, Piano

Detail of cover art for "Orbit of the Soul."

 

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

Baritone Jonathan Hays and pianist Craig Ketter perform Professor of Music Robert Pound’s critically acclaimed composition Orbit of the Soul, commissioned to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Oscar Wilde’s death. A Roven Records/Naxos USA recording of the work is available for download on iTunes, Amazon music and other digital-distribution websites.

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Feb. 25–Feb. 28

Artistic Residency: Copland House

Various locations

Artists-in-Residence Copland House join the Dickinson community for a series of master classes, workshops, lectures and community outreach. Please see associated event below.

Friday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.

Migration Tales

The Copland House ensemble.

Photo by Alison Bert (cropped).

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

Copland House presents a musical world tour, launched by the sounds of identity and assimilation across the generations. Heard through a remix of music inspired by ancestral homelands, family roots and ethnic and cultural heritage, this vibrant, wide-ranging program includes three Copland House commissions and features works from around the globe by Angel Lam (China), Reena Esmail (India), Saad Haddad and David Schiff (the Middle East), and Pierre Jalbert (Canada).

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Framing Space

 

Feb. 28–April 11
Opening Reception: Friday, February 28, 5-7 p.m.

Framing Space—Depictions of Land, City and Sea 

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

Framing Space explores the concept of represented and perceived space in paintings, prints, drawings and photographs from the permanent collection of The Trout Gallery. It is cocurated by senior art history majors Kaila Basile, Ashlyn Buffum, Bizz Fretty, Hannah King and Natura Sant Foster, under the direction of Melinda Schlitt.

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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.