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April 2020

CANCELLED: Moby-Dick and Environmental Trauma: The Leviathan in the Permanent Collection

April 15, 12:15 pm1:00 pm

Can we in the 21st-century learn about the harms of environmental devastation and the resilience of communities by reading Moby-Dick? Join Lenny Grant, Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric, as he combines passages of Herman Melville’s 1851 novel with images in the permanent collection to explore how we and our natural world can endure in the time of climate change.

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Avalokiteshvara Sand Mandala

April 23April 29

The School of Architecture has invited the monks of Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies to ritually construct and then disassemble a sand mandala dedicated to Chenrezig or Avalokiteshvara, the boddhisatva of compassion. These cultural ambassadors have become well known for the creation of sand mandala exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the world. An opening program will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 23rd, with observation through the week and a closing event at 1 p.m. on April 29th. A mandala is a visual prayer…

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CANCELLED: Spring Exhibitions Reception

April 30, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Join us for a gallery reception celebrating the newly installed exhibitions Becoming Brilliant: MFA 2020, Books Unbound: How We Read the Artist's Book, Domesticities: The Art of Daily Life, and A Terrible and Exciting Age: W. Eugene Smith’s Industrial Photography, 1953 – 1967. Free and open to the public. For parking information, please visit parking.syr.edu

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