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9/3/2015 The 104th Annual Exhibition, "Breath/Breadth: Contemporary American Black Male Identity" Opening Reception
9/24/2015 Sir Nicholas Penny, former director of The National Gallery in London presents "The Natural Arch and the Concealed Mask" (PP

On Exhibit at the Maier (see full exhibition schedule)

September 3   Thursday
5 P.M. The 104th Annual Exhibition, "Breath/Breadth: Contemporary American Black Male Identity" Opening Reception
Maier Museum of Art
The 104th Annual Exhibition, "Breath/Breadth: Contemporary American Black Male Identity" Opening Reception - The 104th Annual Exhibition, "Breath/Breadth: Contemporary American Black Male Identity," explores wide-ranging visual expressions, defying the impulse to hone in on singular, cohesive definitions because it is precisely the impulse to categorize that encourages racial profiling. While focusing on a particular demographic, "Breath/Breadth" demonstrates the complexity of this demographic. Artists include Kevin Beasley, Mark Bradford, Nick Cave, Todd Gray, Barkley Hendricks, Rashid Johnson, Titus Kaphar, Kerry James Marshall, Toyin Odutola, Hank Willis Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley. Breath/Breadth aims to be intentional about revealing diversity, while also making reference to recent racial strife embodied in the concept of “breath” as it refers to the now very charged quote “I can’t breathe” resonating with the current dialogue over how we identify and value black lives. At the same time, our collective concept of breath is poetic and meditative, ultimately common, life-sustaining, non-racial. Reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments and a cash bar (beer/wine) provided.

September 4   Friday
6 P.M. The 24th Annual Helen Clark Berlind Symposium: Panel Discussion
Maier Museum of Art
The 24th Annual Helen Clark Berlind Symposium: Panel Discussion - Panel discussion with artists Kevin Beasley, Todd Gray, and Toyin Odutola whose work is featured in the Annual Exhibition, "Breath/Breadth: Contemporary American Black Male Identity." The Helen Clark Berlind Symposium was established by friends and family of Helen Clark Berlind ’58, to honor her memory on the occasion of the 80th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art. The Symposium has expanded and extended the educational significance of the Annual Exhibition every year since, hosting scholars and artists to discuss issues relevant to each Exhibition. Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.

September 5   Saturday
11 A.M. The 24th Annual Helen Clark Berlind Symposium
Maier Museum of Art
The 24th Annual Helen Clark Berlind Symposium - 11 am - Artist Talk by Toyin Odutola / 1:30pm- Artist Talk by Todd Gray / 3:00pm- ‘Civil War to Civil Rights: How African American Artists Engage the Past’ Lecture by Evie Terrono: Through the critical lens of the political, legal, and cultural changes that marked the transition from slavery to the Civil War to the Civil Rights period in the 1960s and 1970s, this presentation will examine depictions of the multifaceted and highly politicized dimensions of “race” and American identity in the artistic production of African American artists. Artists as such as Elizabeth Catlett, Faith Ringgold, Kara Walker, Fred Wilson, Kehinde Wiley, and Hank Willis, among many others, will be discussed. Lecture by Evie Terrono, who has a BA from the University of Crete in Greece and MA from Queen's College. She earned an MA and PhD from the City College of New York and is currently a professor of Art History at Randolph-Macon College. Symposium is free and open to the public. Reception with refreshments to follow.

September 8   Tuesday
7 P.M. Auditions
Thoresen Theatre, Harold G. Leggett Building
Auditions for TWELFTH NIGHT

September 9   Wednesday
7 P.M. Auditions
Thoresen Theatre, Harold G. Leggett Building
Auditions for TWELFTH NIGHT

September 12   Saturday
7:30 P.M. Guest Artist Recital
Wimberly Recital Hall, Presser Hall

September 23   Wednesday
4:30 P.M. Literature Lecture by Harvard Professor Stephen Burt
Wimberly Recital Hall, Presser Hall
Literature Lecture by Harvard Professor Stephen Burt
8 P.M. Poetry Reading by Harvard Professor Stephen Burt (PP)
Alice Ashley Jack Room, Smith Memorial Building
Poetry Reading by Harvard Professor Stephen Burt

September 24   Thursday
7:30 P.M. Sir Nicholas Penny, former director of The National Gallery in London presents "The Natural Arch and the Concealed Mask" (PP
Smith Hall Theatre, Smith Memorial Building
Sir Nicholas Penny, former director of The National Gallery in London (February 2008 – August 2015), will trace the fascination that artists have had with rock structures and marble patterns which seem to mimic architectural or sculptural forms or have been taken to be representational pictures. It will be argued that this topic connects with important stands in the history of European ornament and in abstract art.

September 26   Saturday
4 P.M. Family Weekend Showcase
Wimberly Recital Hall, Presser Hall

October 3   Saturday
8 P.M. ARC and Free Clinic of Central Virginia Fundraiser: "Driving Miss Daisy" Reading
Thoresen Theatre, Harold G. Leggett Building
A reading of the Tony Award winning play, "Driving Miss Daisy" will be held at Randolph College. This production will benefit The Arc of Central Virginia and The Free Clinic of Central Virginia. This event will feature award winning actress, Miss Michael Learned in the title role. Miss Learned is best remembered for her portrayal of Olivia Walton in the long running television series, 'The Waltons". It will also feature Lance Nichols another professional actor best known for his role as the Police Commissioner in the series, "NCIS, New Orleans". Ticket prices are $60 for the October 3 reading which includes a "Meet & Greet" reception and $45 for the October 4 reading. The Saturday reading begins at 8 p.m. and the Sunday reading begins at 2 p.m. Tickets will go on sale in September! Co-sponsored by Randolph College

October 4   Sunday
2 P.M. ARC and Free Clinic of Central Virginia Fundraiser: "Driving Miss Daisy" Reading
Thoresen Theatre, Harold G. Leggett Building

October 7   Wednesday
8 P.M. Randolph College Writer in Residence Reading (PP)
Alice Ashley Jack Room, Smith Memorial Building
Randolph College Writer in Residence Reading (PP)

October 10   Saturday
7:30 P.M. Guest Artist Recital
Wimberly Recital Hall, Presser Hall

October 11   Sunday
2 P.M. Screening of 'Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People'
Maier Museum of Art
Screening of 'Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People' - 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. Inspired by the book 'Reflections in Black' by photo historian Deborah Willis, the film features the works of esteemed photographic artists Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Anthony Barboza, Hank Willis Thomas, Coco Fusco, Clarissa Sligh, James Van Der Zee, Gordon Parks, and many others. Event is free and open to the public.

October 25   Sunday
1 P.M. 'That's Me! Portraits' Family Program
Maier Museum of Art
“That’s Me!: Portraits” Family Program - Who are you? What are the important ideas and symbols that express your wishes, dreams, and everyday life? From Ancient Egypt to modern times, man has used art to record his identity through portraits, self-portraits, and symbols. In this workshop, students use a mixed-media approach, including monoprint, chine colle, collage, and stamping, to construct a self-portrait that captures their identity and puts it on display. No drawing experience necessary! Bring the whole family! Led by Fenella Belle, an instructor of art at the Piedmont Virginia Community College, earned her MFA in fibers at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Visit www.ThatsMePortraits.BrownPaperTickets.com to register and pay online OR register at museum@randolphcollege.edu to pay at the door. Admission: $5 ($4 Maier Members/Volunteers)

November 6   Friday
5 P.M. 'Venetian Visions: Selections from the National Gallery in London' Exhibit Opening Reception
Maier Museum of Art
'Venetian Visions: Selections from the National Gallery in London' Exhibit Opening Reception - The inaugural exhibition of the partnership between the National Gallery in London and Randolph College explores the richness and variety of Venetian painting in the Renaissance and offers three themes for visitors to consider: friends and heroes; art, poetry, and the pastoral; and the Madonna and Child. Cima da Conegliano’s 'David and Jonathan' represents two heroes of the Israelites, but departs from the biblical narrative of their military exploits and seems instead to highlight their friendship. Cima’s 'Madonna and Child' is exhibited with two paintings from other collections to illustrate how Venetian artists responded to the demands of changing tastes and different contexts in the representation of Mary and Jesus. The 'Homage to a Poet' by a follower of Giorgione intrigues us with its still-unidentified subject. It embodies the spirit of ancient poetry celebrating nature that was eagerly collected and emulated by Renaissance scholars, poets, and artists. It demonstrates the contribution of Venetian painters to the development of the pastoral, an important subject to European art and literature for subsequent centuries. Free and open to the public. Cash bar (beer/wine) with refreshments provided.
7:30 P.M. Fall Dance Concert
Smith Hall Theatre, Smith Memorial Building

November 7   Saturday
2 P.M. “Innovations of the Venetian Masters” Lecture by Dr. Andrea Campbell, Randolph College Professor of Art History and Curator of 'Venetian Visions'
Maier Museum of Art
“Innovations of the Venetian Masters” Lecture by Dr. Andrea Campbell, Randolph College Professor of Art History and Curator of 'Venetian Visions'
7:30 P.M. Fall Dance Concert
Smith Hall Theatre, Smith Memorial Building

November 11   Wednesday
8 P.M. Pearl S. Buck Writer in Residence Reading: Sue William Silverman (PP)
Alice Ashley Jack Room, Smith Memorial Building
Pearl S. Buck Writer in Residence Reading by Sue William Silverman

November 13   Friday
7:30 P.M. Fall Theatre Production
Thoresen Theatre, Harold G. Leggett Building
"Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare directed by Glenn Schudel In Shakespeare’s last great festive comedy, two shipwrecked twins wash up on the coast of Illyria, a country full of lovers, liars, tricksters, and clowns, most of whom are desperate to attain something or someone they cannot have. Through a series of journeys, practical jokes, and gender-bending disguises, order is more-or-less restored and some (although certainly not all) of the characters get their happily-ever-after.

November 14   Saturday
7:30 P.M. Fall Theatre Production
Thoresen Theatre, Harold G. Leggett Building
"Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare directed by Glenn Schudel In Shakespeare’s last great festive comedy, two shipwrecked twins wash up on the coast of Illyria, a country full of lovers, liars, tricksters, and clowns, most of whom are desperate to attain something or someone they cannot have. Through a series of journeys, practical jokes, and gender-bending disguises, order is more-or-less restored and some (although certainly not all) of the characters get their happily-ever-after.

November 15   Sunday
2 P.M. Fall Theatre Production
Thoresen Theatre, Harold G. Leggett Building
"Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare directed by Glenn Schudel In Shakespeare’s last great festive comedy, two shipwrecked twins wash up on the coast of Illyria, a country full of lovers, liars, tricksters, and clowns, most of whom are desperate to attain something or someone they cannot have. Through a series of journeys, practical jokes, and gender-bending disguises, order is more-or-less restored and some (although certainly not all) of the characters get their happily-ever-after.
4 P.M. Screening of ‘National Gallery’ Documentary
Maier Museum of Art
Screening of ‘National Gallery’ Documentary - Frederick Wiseman’s National Gallery takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century. National Gallery is the portrait of a place, its way of working and relations with the world, its staff and public, and its paintings. In a perpetual and dizzying game of mirrors, film watches painting watches film. Light refreshments provided.

November 20   Friday
7:30 P.M. Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert
Smith Hall Theatre, Smith Memorial Building
7:30 P.M. Fall Theatre Production
Thoresen Theatre, Harold G. Leggett Building
"Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare directed by Glenn Schudel In Shakespeare’s last great festive comedy, two shipwrecked twins wash up on the coast of Illyria, a country full of lovers, liars, tricksters, and clowns, most of whom are desperate to attain something or someone they cannot have. Through a series of journeys, practical jokes, and gender-bending disguises, order is more-or-less restored and some (although certainly not all) of the characters get their happily-ever-after.

November 21   Saturday
7:30 P.M. Fall Theatre Production
Thoresen Theatre, Harold G. Leggett Building
"Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare directed by Glenn Schudel In Shakespeare’s last great festive comedy, two shipwrecked twins wash up on the coast of Illyria, a country full of lovers, liars, tricksters, and clowns, most of whom are desperate to attain something or someone they cannot have. Through a series of journeys, practical jokes, and gender-bending disguises, order is more-or-less restored and some (although certainly not all) of the characters get their happily-ever-after.

December 6   Sunday
7:30 P.M. Christmas Vespers
Houston Memorial Chapel

December 10   Thursday
7:30 P.M. Touch of Harmony Winter Recital
Wimberly Recital Hall, Presser Hall

December 11   Friday
2 P.M. Music Department Recital
Wimberly Recital Hall, Presser Hall

April 1   Friday
7:30 P.M. Guest Artist Recital
Wimberly Recital Hall, Presser Hall

 

 

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