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Calendar of Arts: Fall 2014


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Continuing Through Oct. 4


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

Philadelphia artist Phillip Adams works from the tradition of larger-than-life realism and murals. Over the span of several days, he created a massive charcoal-and-graphite drawing in the Goodyear Gallery. That drawing is included in this exhibition, along with smaller works on wood panels that accentuate the play between scale and visual truth. Adams' works are included in permanent collections of the Art Bank, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities (Washington, D.C.) and the Lyndon House Arts Center, (Athens, Ga.). His murals are featured throughout Philadelphia as well as internationally; his most recent commission was in Montreal.

Continuing Through Nov. 1 

ARBUS FRANK PENN: Masters of Postwar American Photography

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Thirty-six vintage prints by three of America’s leading photographers working in the 1950s and '60s are highlighted in this exhibition, including Diane Arbus’ Child With a Toy Hand Grenade, Irving Penn's Nude No. 92, New York and prints from Robert Frank’s landmark collection The Americans

Continuing Through Dec. 5

ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers

Waidner Spahr Library (view library hours)

Earth Vision Trust and Dickinson College present photographs by James Balog, recipient of the 2014 Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism, and by the Extreme Ice Survey. Installed by art & art-history students and faculty members, includes 15 color photographs, text panels, a time-lapse video of a glacier melt, interactive resources and a display showcasing the diversity of Balog's work. This event is part of Dickinson’s fall 2014 One College, One Community programming. Learn about related events.

Thursday, Oct. 2, 5 p.m.

Lombardo, venus

Antonio Lombardo, Venus Anadyomene, c. 1515, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

The Birth of the Paragone Between Ancient Texts and Renaissance Sculpture

Room 106, Althouse Hall

Sarah Blake McHam, distinguished professor of art history at Rutgers University, specializes in Italian Renaissance sculpture, concentrating on the impact of ancient Greek and Roman texts on the works of Michelangelo, Donatello and Giambologna. Her recent book, Pliny and the Artistic Culture of the Italian Renaissance: The Legacy of the “Natural History” (2013), was named Book of the Year by the Times Literary Supplement. This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Art & Art History.

Oct. 7 - 11

ahmernet string quartet

Residency: Amernet String Quartet and Matthew Bengtson

Various locations

Artists-in-Residence Amernet String Quartet and Matthew Bergtson (piano) join the Dickinson community for a series of master classes, workshops, lectures and roundtable discussions. 

Saturday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m.

blanka bednarz, matthew bengtson

Cross Currents: American Modernism
by the Amernet String Quartet with Matthew Bengtson and Blanka Bednarz

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

The Amernet String Quartet joins forces with guest pianist Matthew Bengtson and Associate Professor of Music Blanka Bednarz for an evening of American music. The concert features works by Pulitzer Prize winners Bernard Rands and Elliott Carter, as well as quintets by Vittorio Giannini and Charles Martin Loeffler. It is sponsored in part by the Cecil Andrew and Adeleine Ewing Fund. 

"Immensely satisfying." –The New York Times

"Shimmering textures and full-bodied redolence."
The Washington Post

Thursday, Oct. 16, noon

Noonday Concert

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

This concert features students in Dickinson’s performance-studies program.

Oct. 16 to Nov. 8

Reception/Artist's Talk: Oct. 16, 5 p.m.
Paradise/Paradox: Photographs by Tom Fischer

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

Tom Fischer's photographs juxtapose natural and industrial landscapes, mark human passage through geography and explore the ramifications of altering what we often find pristine. Fischer is an NEA fellow and a professor of photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design; his work is held in numerous public and private collections and has been shown in more than 60 exhibitions in galleries and museums in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 5:15 p.m.

Sylvia Smith

Reveal, Filter, Evolve, Effect:
An Architect’s View of Liberal Thinking

Room 106, Althouse Hall

Sylvia Smith, a 1973 alumna of Dickinson’s art & art-history program, will discuss the ways her liberal-arts education has informed her career as an architect and as partner in FXFowle Architects (New York). Sponsored by the Department of Art & Art History.

Thursday, Oct. 23, 5 p.m.

Public Lecture:
Stephen Perloff, Photographer, Critic

Weiss Center for the Arts, Room 235

Stephen Perloff is the founder and editor of The Photo Review, a critical journal of international scope publishing, and editor of The Photograph Collector, the leading source of information on the photography art market. He has taught photography and photography history at the university level, and  he was awarded two grants from the Council of the Arts for art criticism, the 2000 Sol Mednick Award from the Mid-Atlantic region of the Society for Photographic Education, the Vanguard Award from the Philadelphia Center for the Photographic Image (2007) and the Colin Ford Award (Royal Photographic Society, 2012).

Thursday, Oct. 30, noon

Noonday Concert

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

This concert features students in Dickinson’s performance-studies program.

Thursday, Oct. 30, noon

Lorrie Moore Common Hour Discussion

East College, room 405

The Department of English and the creative-writing program invite students from all disciplines to a discussion of the short fiction of Lorrie Moore, this year's Stellfox Distinguished Writer. Assistant Professor of English Siobhan Phillips will lead a discussion of two short stories, "Foes" and "People Like That Are the Only People Here." Pizza will be served, so your RSVP is required (email Kelly Winters-Fazio by Wed., Oct. 29 by 3 p.m.).

The first 43 students who RSVP and also commit to reading the two stories for discussion may pick up two books by Lorrie Moore—Bark and Birds of America—free of charge. The stories for the common hour appear in these books. Students who RSVP after the free books have run out will receive the two stories electronically.

Note: This event is held in anticipation of Lorrie Moore's residency, to be held in November.

Friday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 8 p.m.

fiddler on the roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Mathers Theatre, Holland Union Building

Tickets: $7 or $5 for advance purchase with student ID

Fifty years ago, one of the world’s best-loved musicals made its Broadway premiere. Now, Fiddler on the Roof comes to the Mathers stage in a production that combines the energies of Dickinson's music, theatre and dance programs. The story of Tevye, a turn-of-the-century milkman, his five daughters and his Russian village was adapted from classic stories by Sholem Aleichem and enlivened by a remarkable score that includes "Sunrise, Sunset," "Tradition," "Matchmaker" and "Miracle of Miracles.”

“Exuberant, touching, funny and wonderful”
 –The Associated Press