e-Veritas Archive | November 3rd, 2010

Cosford screening: Back to the Future

Nov ’10
8:00 pm
Nov ’10
2:30 pm
Nov ’10
12:30 pm

In this classic sci-fi adventure from director Robert Zemeckis, eccentric inventor Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) turns a DeLorean into a time machine that inadvertently sends his young friend, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), 30 years into the past. While stuck in the 1950s, Marty disrupts his parents’ destiny and risks throwing the time-space continuum completely out of whack. The only way back to 1985 now is to get mom and dad to pucker up. All screenings of Back to the Future are free. The film screens on Thursday, November 4 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, November 6 at 2:30 p.m.; and Sunday, November 7 at 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.cosfordcinema.com or call 305-284-4861.

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Center for the Humanities to present S. Hollis Clayson lecture, “Paris at Night: Art and Illumination in the Age of Thomas Edison”

Nov ’10
4:30 pm

Noted art history scholar and author S. Hollis Clayson will present “Paris at Night: Art and Illumination in the Age of Thomas Edison” on Thursday, November 4 at 4:30 pm. The lecture will pose the question: To what extent did the electrical revolution in artificial lighting technologies shape the Parisian printmaking of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas?

Clayson  is professor of art history and history, Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities, and director of the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities at Northwestern University.

The University of Miami Center for the Humanities will host the event at the College of Arts and Sciences Gallery/Wesley House, 1210 Stanford Drive, on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus. The program is open to the public and free of charge.

S. Hollis Clayson is a historian of modern art who specializes in 19th-century France and transatlantic exchanges between France and the U.S. She is the author of Painted Love: Prostitution in French Art of the Impressionist Era (1991, 2003) and Paris in Despair: Art and Everyday Life Under Siege 1870-71 (2002, 2005). Understanding Paintings: Themes in Art Explored and Explained (2000), which she co-edited, has been translated into six other languages. The Times Literary Supplement stated, “Clayson’s outstanding strength is that she combines the painstaking technical expertise of the art historian with the broad perspectives of an accomplished social and political historian.”

Clayson’s current research focuses on U.S. artists in Paris (1870-1914) and their preoccupation with night in the City of Light. At Northwestern, she has held a Charles Deering McCormick Professorship of Teaching Excellence (1993-96) and was the Martin J. and Patricia Koldyke Outstanding Teaching Professor (2004-06). She has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Getty Research Institute, the Clark Art Institute, the Huntington Library, and Columbia University Reid Hall in Paris, among others.

Mihoko Suzuki, director of the UM Center for the Humanities, stated, “We are delighted that Dr. Clayson is able to give her talk during Homecoming Weekend, when alumni can enjoy and benefit from her visit to the University of Miami.”

The College of Arts and Sciences Center for the Humanities at the University of Miami is dedicated to supporting humanities, arts, and interpretive social science research and teaching, as well as to presenting public programs to enrich Miami’s intellectual culture. For further information, please call 305-284-1580 or visit www.humanities.miami.edu.

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LoweDown Happy Hour: Post Election Pizza Party

Nov ’10
7:00 pm

Learn about the influences of politics on art with a tour of the student-curated exhibition ArtLab @ the Lowe: The Changing Face of Art and Politics, by Joel Hollander, faculty member in the Department of Art and Art History. Enjoy pizza from Pizza Rustica along with cocktails generously provided by Bacardi, Pama, and other beverages courtesy of Vitamin Water Zero and Honest Tea. The event takes place on Thursday, November 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowe. Admission is $10; free for Lowe Members.

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Meyerhoff-Katz Lecture: Being Indian, Being Israeli: Migration, Culture, and Identity in the Jewish Homeland

Nov ’10
7:30 pm

The Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies will present the Meyerhoff-Katz Lecture by Maina Chawla Singh on “Being Indian, Being Israeli: Migration, Culture, and Identity in the Jewish Homeland” on Thursday, November 4 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Miller Center Auditorium, 105 Merrick Building. Doors open at 7 p.m. The lecture is co-sponsored with the Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center’s 30th Annual Jewish Book Festival. Special introduction by Laura Katz Cutler. The lecture is open to the public. $7 admission to benefit the JCC. Free for 2010 supporters of the Miller Center and UM faculty, staff, and students with ’Cane ID. Seating is limited; first come, first served. The event also will include a book signing and pre-lecture light refreshments on the Scharlin Patio. To RSVP, e-mail [email protected], call 305-284-6882, or fax 305-284-5274.

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Department of Art and Art History to present exhibition by Ricardo Estanislao Zulueta

Nov ’10Nov

The Department of Art and Art History in UM’s College of Arts and Sciences will present a solo exhibition by Ricardo Estanislao Zulueta from November 2-28 at Wynwood Project Space, 2200-A NW 2nd Avenue, Miami. An opening reception will be held Saturday, November 13 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The exhibition features Zulueta’s impressive digital performance categorization project of more than 35 images addressing the social practice of consumerism in an era of globalization.

Zulueta’s interdisciplinary exhibition, “Domesticated Homosapiens in Traditional Costume Circa Twenty-First Century,” includes a diverse cross section of participants typically marginalized from mainstream advertising that Zulueta directs in order to create a digital record of a pseudo anthropological ethnography study. The concept deals with expanding the tradition of photographic categorization projects of the past by documenting relevant social practice today.

Zulueta has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally at such venues as the International Center for Photography, Smithsonian Institution, and the Centro Reina Sofia in Madrid. He has been awarded fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Cintas Foundation, and National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.

For more information regarding the artist, visit www.ricardozulueta.com. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. Wynwood Project Space is open from 6 to 10 p.m. every second Saturday of the month and by appointment. Admission is free. For more information about the exhibition or Wynwood Project Space, call 305-284-2543 or e-mail [email protected].

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