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2015-2016

Spirit Trust written by Katie Ka Vang '16 MFA | December 14, 2015 - December 16, 2015  + -

Monday - Wednesday Dec 14-16: Spirit Trust written by Katie Ka Vang '16 MFA
7:30 Studio 1
Spirit Trust, part of Writing is Live 2015-16, is a play about guardian angels helping their spirits and humans to heal and live. Tickets are free but advance reservations are recommended. More information and tickets available here.

Advanced Screening of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies | December 10, 2015  + -

Thursday Dec 10: Advanced Screening of Joy
6:30pm Martinos Auditorium
Ivy Film Festival presents an advanced screening of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Free tickets available here.  *Please note, this event is replacing the originally planned advanced screening of Joy, which has been cancelled.

Physical Computing Final Show and Reception | December 9, 2015  + -

Wednesday Dec 9: Physical Computing Final Show and Reception
5:30 - 7:30 Physical Media Lab and other spaces
Final presentation of work developed in Physical Computing (VISA1720), including work by Miriam Ashton, Tenzing Dakpa, Denis Dukhalov, Bridget Ferrill, Adam Gosselin, Angela Guo, Alif Ibrahim, Maggie Mathieu, Marley Rafson, Ben Wilson, Emily Wu, and Eugenia Zobel.

Fight Logic: Performance by Brian House | December 8, 2015  + -

Tuesday Dec 8: Fight Logic: Performance by Brian House
6:00pm Cohen Gallery

On the occasion of the exhibition Take Karaoke: A Proposition for Performance Art, artist and musician Brian House will stage a performance in collaboration with Michela Bentel and Hawk Lao. Taking seriously the "proposition" afforded by Wickerham and Lomax's installation, House will engage, multiply, and redeploy its logics of scripting and performance. Performance 6:00-6:45 followed by a reception and conversation with Wickerham, Lomax, and House moderated by curator Nathan Lee. 

Brazenly Brown: John Lee Beatty '70 | December 3, 2015  + -

Thursday Dec 3: Brazenly Brown: John Lee Beatty '70
6:00pm Englander Studio
Tony Award winning scenic designer John Lee Beatty has created set designs for more than 100 Broadway shows and has designed for other productions. In 2003, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame. Join John Lee Beatty for a presentation and discussion of his work. Free and open to the public. Space is limited, please RSVP by sending an email to Nancy_Safian@brown.edu.

How Structural Racism Works Lecture with Tricia Rose | December 2, 2015  + -

Wednesday Dec 2: How Structural Racism Works Lecture with Tricia Rose
5:30 Martinos Auditorium
Join us for "How Structural Racism Works", a lecture by Tricia Rose, Director, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) with an introduction by Richard M. Locke, Provost. Lecture begins at 5:30pm. Doors will open at 5:00pm. Free and open to the public. To register click here

Brazenly Brown: A Conversation with Edwidge Danticat and Jesmyn Ward | November 19, 2015  + -

Thursday, Nov 19: Brazenly Brown: A Conversation with Edwidge Danticat and Jesmyn Ward
6:00 Martinos Auditorium
Edwidge Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Claire of the Sea LightBrother, I'm Dying and many more. She is the recipient of a National Book Critics Circle Award, an American Book Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Danticat will be in conversation with novelist, Jesmyn Ward. Brought to you in part by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. Free and open to the public. 

Mozart's Requiem | November 19, 2015 - November 22, 2015  + -

Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, Nov 20 - 22:  Mozart's Requiem
Studio 1
Brown Opera Productions and Brown Student Chamber Orchestra presents: Mozart's Requiem. Come enjoy 45 minutes of Mozart from a collaboration of students, faculty and community members. Experience Mozart like never before! More information and performance times available here

SCAC Fall Lecture: Juliana Huxtable | November 17, 2015  + -

Tuesday, Nov 17: SCAC Fall Lecture: Juliana Huxtable
6:30 Martinos Auditorium
The Student Creative Arts Council is excited to present the Fall 2015 Lecture Series installment: artist Juliana Huxtable. Huxtable has spoken about her work as exploring, "the fragmented, mutating and mutable nature of identity; utilizing race, gender, and queerness as mediums to explore the possibility of a post-identity politics." More information available here. Free and open to the public. 

Under His Midas Touch - I Gyrate! | November 17, 2015 - December 15, 2015  + -

Lower Lobby Gallery

Under His Midas Touch - I Gyrate!  is a collaborative art show on money.  It makes currency complicit in a joke at its own expense and leverages humor to critique the stories currency tells about American identity, patriarchy, and power. Under His Midas Touch - I Gyrate is curated and created by Polina Volfovich + Jennifer Dalton Vincent, Ariana Gharib Lee + Marcella Marsella.
Roomful of Blues Concert | November 13, 2015  + -

Friday, Nov 13: Roomful of Blues Concert
8:00 Martinos
Join Roomful of Blues, a highly acclaimed American blues and swing revival big band based in Rhode Island, for an evening of rock and roll, jump blues, boogie-woogie and soul. Information and tickets available here. Presented by Brown's Department of Music.

One on One: New Solo Performances | A Department of Music Faculty Showcase | November 9, 2015  + -

Monday, Nov 9: One on One: New Solo Performances | A Department of Music Faculty Showcase 
7:30 Martinos Auditorium
An evening of music, video, movement, and electronics. Presented by the Department of Music and the David Winton Bell Gallery as part of the 2015 Faculty Exhibition. Reception to follow. Full program here. Free and open to the public.

Against Respectability Politics: Conversations on Latina Suciedad | November 6, 2015  + -

Friday, Nov 6: Against Respectability Politics: Conversations on Latina Suciedad
1:00 Martinos Auditorium
Organized around feminist and queer approaches to performance and unconventional archives, this event brings interdisciplinary scholars Deb Vargas (UC Riverside) and Dixa Ramirez (Yale) and renowned performance artist Nao Bustamante together to discuss Latina suciedad (dirtiness) and abjection as the basis for politicized aesthetics. Free and open to the public. More information here
 

Brazenly Brown Presents Saya Woolfalk | November 5, 2015  + -

Thursday, Nov 5: Brazenly Brown Presents Saya Woolfalk
6:00 Martinos Auditorium
Artist Saya Woolfalk's work considers the idea that symbolic and ideological systems can be activated and re-imagined through collaboration, imaginative play, and masquerade. Join Woolfalk for a presentation and discussion of her work. Free and open to the public. Visit Woolfalk's website here. Current visual art students at Brown may be able to join the artist for a workshop or critique by contacting olanda_estrada@brown.edu

ANTHOLOGY | November 5, 2015  + -

Thursday, Nov 5: ANTHOLOGY
7:00 Studio 1
ANTHOLOGY is an eclectic evening of readings, performances and visual works featuring the graduate students of Providence RI and beyond. It's a platform for artists from all disciplines to share their work and to start new conversation and collaborations. Free and open to all graduate students. Information about past events here

A Proposition for Performance Art Opening Reception of work by Wickerham and Lomax | November 4, 2015  + -

Wednesday, Nov 4: A Proposition for Performance Art Opening Reception of work by Wickerham and Lomax
6:00 Cohen Gallery
Acclaimed multimedia artists Daniel Wickerham and Malcolm Lomax will present an installation of work produced for the Cohen Gallery. The project features video projection and the repurposing of gallery space as a performance platform. Curated by Nathan Lee. More information here.

Clytigation: State of Exception Performance by Michelle Ellsworth | October 29, 2015  + -

Thursday and Friday, Oct 29 and 30: Clytigation: State of Exception Performance by Michelle Ellsworth
7:00 Studio 1
Starting from her native medium of dance, Michelle Ellsworth works within video, text, web design, and installation to pursue topics ranging from gender to the human condition. Find out more at michelleellsworth.com. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Literary Arts department.

A Window on the Work: A Talk with Michelle Ellsworth on her project, "Clytigation" | October 28, 2015  + -

Wednesday, Oct 28: A Window on the Work: A Talk with Michelle Ellsworth on her project, "Clytigation"
5:00 Studio 2
Michelle Ellsworth will discuss how she has come to work within video, text, web design, and installation to pursue topics ranging from gender to the human condition. She'll address the artistic and social concerns related to her project, "Clytigation," which she is slated to perform the following night. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Literary Arts department.

[INFINITE SPACE] Opening Reception | October 22, 2015  + -

Thursday, Oct 22: [INFINITE SPACE] Opening Reception
5:00 Level 2 Lobby
Since early September, James Weingrod has worked closely with students and alums to develop and install a large-scale mural rendered in vinyl in the main entrance of Granoff Center. Countless hours of plotting, tracing, cutting and problem solving resulted in a complex design fusing architecture and space (literally and conceptually). Join us for a reception and celebration beginning at 5:00. 

Steve Lehman Octet in Concert | October 22, 2015  + -

Thursday, Oct 22: Steve Lehman Octet in Concert
7:30 Martinos Auditorium
The Steve Lehman Octet is comprised of an all-star assemblage of performer/improvisers who represent the absolute state-of-the-art on their respective instruments. The ensemble has received an abundance of critical acclaim for its synthesis of spectral harmony and improvisation. Reception to follow. Free. Tickets reserved here.