[Summit] Fw: Featured Events at Brown University through Sunday, December 2

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Mon Nov 19 20:28:54 CST 2018


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Monday 19 November 4:00pmAcross the Aisle: Post-Election DiscussionDemocratic National Committee Chair and 1983 Brown graduate Tom Perez and former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele lead a discussion on the midterm elections, partisanship in politics, and what’s next in Washington, D.C. Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, 111 Thayer Street.Learn more Tuesday 20 November 7:00pmScreening: ‘The Last Pig’Brown’s Animal Rights Coalition hosts a screening of “The Last Pig,” followed by a discussion with the film’s Emmy Award-winning director Allison Argo. The film, a lyrical meditation on what it means to be a sentient creature with the power to kill, follows a farmer in his final year of slaughtering pigs. Room 108, Friedman Hall, 90 George Street.Learn more Monday 26 November 6:00pmBrazilian Rhythm and Style: A Workshop with Rafael BarataGuest percussionist Rafael Barata, a Rio de Janeiro native who specializes in bossa nova, leads a workshop on Brazilian percussion styles. Participants and observers with any level of experience are welcome. Fulton Rehearsal Hall, 105 Benevolent Street.Learn more Tuesday 27 November 7:00pmJavanese Gamelan ConcertThe Department of Music’s Gamelan percussion orchestra gives a performance of diverse music. Gamelan, originally from the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali, is an ensemble of bronze percussion instruments that produce a shimmering, meditative sound when played together. Grant Recital Hall, 105 Benevolent Street.Learn more Wednesday 28 November 12:00pmNeither Slave Nor Citizen: State Control of Brazilian Free Blacks in the 19th CenturyWhile scholars have studied slavery abolition in 19th-century Brazil extensively, few have examined what life looked like after slaves were freed. In a talk, Latin American history scholar Zachary Morgan discusses how state-supported institutions, from orphanages to law enforcement to the military, targeted and controlled the lives of Afro-Brazilians before and after slavery was abolished in 1888. Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, 111 Thayer Street.Learn more Wednesday 28 November 5:30pmRina Banerjee in ConversationMulti-faceted artist Rina Banerjee, born in Kolkata, India, and raised in New York City, discusses her use of natural and man-made materials, from feathers and shells to fabric and plastic, to examine identity, culture and tradition. Registration required. Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell Street.Learn more Thursday 29 November 5:30pmSacred Mountains, Climate Change, Resilience and Adaptation Among Southeast Alaskan NativesA story from Southeast Alaska’s Tlingit tribe describes a catastrophic flood that forced Native peoples to build “stone nests” on high mountains to survive. In a talk, Oxford University’s Tom Thornton argues that this traditional story of adaptation and resilience still holds relevance today, as all of us face the rising threats of flooding due to climate change. A reception will follow. Room 15, 85 Waterman Street.Learn more Thursday 29 November 5:30pmDeath, Dying and Beethoven: How Illness and Recovery Inspired His Greatest QuartetIn 1825, just two years before his death, Ludwig van Beethoven composed a musical movement he called “Holy song of thanks to the Deity from a convalescent, in the Lydian mode.” The music was a reflection, believes Brown Professor of Pediatrics Brian Alverson, on end-of-life experience. Alverson offers an account of the circumstances in which Beethoven found himself while composing this movement, and members of the Newport String Project give a short performance. Room 305, Pembroke Hall, 172 Meeting Street.Learn more 
Saturday 12 May 10:00am to Wednesday 1 May 2019 4:00pmDrone Warriors: The Art of Surveillance and Resistance at Standing RockFrom April 2016 through February 2017, thousands of Native and non-Native people made the North Dakota Plains their home to stand in opposition of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. As the protesters faced police, roadblocks and heavy surveillance, a group of photographic drone operators emerged within their ranks, sending their flying cameras up and over barricades to illuminate spaces hidden from the public, unmask the face of force and show the world the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Their images motivated countless Americans to join the resistance, whether in person, on social media or through donations — and kickstarted a new movement of aesthetic protest. Haffenreffer Museum, Manning Hall, 21 Prospect Street.Learn more Saturday 12 May 10:00am to Wednesday 1 May 2019 2:00pmSacred is Sacred: The Art of Protecting Bears EarsFor centuries, Southern Utah’s Bears Ears region was home to Indigenous people who used its plants, animals and other natural materials to make their food, homes and culture. But while the area is rich in history, it’s also rich in oil and gas, and renewed calls for resource extraction threaten its natural and cultural landscape. This moving exhibition of contemporary and past art explores the beauty of Bears Ears and the ways in which Indigenous peoples have learned and healed through their fight to protect it. Haffenreffer Museum, Manning Hall, 21 Prospect Street.Learn more Friday 28 September 4:00pm to Friday 14 December 6:00pmUnfinished Business: The Long Civil Rights MovementThe Civil Rights movement was composed of ordinary black women, men and children, many of whom placed their lives on the line to fight the laws of racial segregation. This exhibition tells the story of the relationship between the black organizing tradition and the Civil Rights movement, tracing the tradition from the moment of emancipation until the presidential campaigns of Jesse Jackson. Carriage House Gallery, Nightingale-Brown House, 357 Benefit Street.Learn more Wednesday 3 October 9:00am to Wednesday 19 December 6:00pmA Woman Was a WomanBrooklyn-based artist and feminist Sue Julien presents a series of portraits of women from both history and obscurity that illustrates the complexity of being female in a feminist world. Atrium Gallery, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell Street.Learn more Thursday 13 September 9:00am to Monday 27 May 5:00pmJoy + JusticeHow do we live joyfully while working for justice? That question lies at the heart of this exhibit. The 22 artists assembled display a broad range of subjects, styles and traditions, but they share one common thread: connecting joy to justice. Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, 96 Waterman Street.Learn more Friday 26 October 8:30am to Friday 21 December 4:30pmLight-Writings: Koutroulou Magoula 2017-18This collection of images, taken by Brown and RISD students who dug up 6,000-year-old artifacts in central Greece last year, sheds light on archaeological field practices and the excavation process, an exercise that’s both artistic and scientific. Accompanying the photos are passages from the reflective, personal diaries of the students who participated in the project. Atrium, Rhode Island Hall, 60 George Street.Learn more Friday 2 November 11:00am to Wednesday 19 December 4:00pmDanny Lyon: The Only Thing I Saw Worth LeavingIn the 1960s, photographer Danny Lyon made a name for himself photographing everyone from student leaders of the Civil Rights movement to convicts in Texas prisons, insisting they all be seen. This exhibition, part of a broader Brown Arts Initiative series titled “On Protest, Art and Activism,” spotlights some of Lyon’s most thought-provoking work. David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art, 64 College Street.Learn more Friday 5 October 9:00am to Friday 21 December 5:00pmTaming Nature: Gardens and the American WildernessLong before Europeans arrived, indigenous communities all over the world grew plants for subsistence, medicine and myriad other uses. Their small-scale cultivation stands in stark contrast to the export-driven, plantation-based monoculture Europeans introduced in the production of sugar, tobacco and cotton. This exhibition captures the spectacular range of early American gardens, from Mesoamerican chinampas to small plots of medicinal plants. Reading Room, John Carter Brown Library, 94 George Street.Learn more All University Events | 

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