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February 2020

Galina Mardilovich: A Close Look at the Schneider Collection

February 26, 12:15 pm1:00 pm

Galina Mardilovich, Ph.D, will discuss the Rona and Martin Schneider Collection of European and American Prints, recently donated to Syracuse University. Contextualizing the late nineteenth-century works in the collection, she will explore topics such as artistic societies, art criticism, and the rise of a modern art market. She will demonstrate how a careful study of prints can illuminate the modernization of the art world during this period. Galina Mardilovich is a specialist in the history of printmaking and Russian art…

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Pictures & Jim Crow: A Conversation about Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography

February 28, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library + Google Map

Join us for a conversation about the currently installed exhibition Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography.  This event is free and open to the public. Panelists: Kyle Bass, Assistant Professor, Theater, Colgate University Marcelle Haddix, Dean's Professor, Reading and Language Arts Department, School of Education Margaret Innes, Postdoctoral Researcher, Art & Music History, College of Arts & Sciences Charisse L'Pree, Assistant Professor, Communications, Newhouse School James Rolling, Dual Professor, Art Education and Teaching & Leadership, School of Education/ College of Visual and…

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March 2020

Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

March 1, 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building, Syracuse University

Join us for a screening of Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People is the first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People probes the recesses of American history through images that have been suppressed, forgotten, and lost.   

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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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CANCELLED: 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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