A solo performance by Keith Langsdale, “The Tattooed Man Tells All” is written by Peter Worstman and directed by Ellen W. Kaplan. Woven from interviews the author conducted with Holocaust survivors in Vienna in the 1970s. This program is co-sponsored by Smith Department of Theatre, the Jewish Studies Program, and the Smith College Lecture Committee.
The Smith Wind Ensemble performs “In Living Color” under the direction of Ellen Redman, celebrates the colors of the rainbow in works by Mancini, Griffes, Strauss, Noble, Vaughan Williams, and others.
Lillian Tseng will present “Art, Materiality & Globalization in Early China.” This lecture explores the conflation of globalization and localization through newly excavated art objects from princely tombs in Han China, particularly its formative stage in the second and first centuries BCE. Professor Tseng specializes in Chinese art and archaeology. She received her B.A. and M.A. in History from National Taiwan University, and her Ph.D. in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University. This event is sponsored by Smith College’s Art Department, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, and the Smith College Lecture Committee.
Gallery of Readers featuring Stephanie Schamess and Deborah Schifter. This series has been supporting the work of local writers for over 25 years.
Missa in Angustiis, Haydn's Mass No.11, also known as the Lord Nelson Mass. Featuring the Virginia Glee club, Frank Albinder, Director. With members of the Smith college glee club and Oratorio Orchestra; Katie. Lipow ’14, soprano; Sarah Paquet, mezzo-soprano; Noah Horn, tenor; David McFerrin, baritone. Jonathan Hirsh, conductor.
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects. We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Open to the public. Glimpse the future and get inspired!
A screening of Louis Kahn’s “Tiger City” sponsored by South Asian Studies and the SCMA.
Mark Oppenheimer, hosts a weekly podcast Unorthodox, produced by Tablet magazine, on which he delivers "the News of the Jews to the world." He wrote the "Beliefs" column, about religion, for The New York Times from 2010-2016, and now hosts Unorthodox, the #1 Jewish-themed podcast on iTunes. The author of three books, Oppenheimer contributes to The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Mother Jones, The Nation, and Tablet, where he is editor at large. He holds a Ph.D. in American religion from Yale.
In this lecture, “Haute Couture in Ancient Greece: The Costumes of Ariadne and Helen of Troy,” Dr. Bernice Jones brings to life the costumes of the Minoans and Mycenaeans immortalized by Homer. The reconstructed costumes, decorated with exquisite patterns and appliques of gold and precious gems, show the royal regalia of queens and goddesses and bring Homer's heroes and heroines to life, emphasizing their concurrent ancient, contemporary and eternal significance. Fragmentary figural frescoes are reconstructed to restore lost scenes of palatial and everyday life. Dr. Jones received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, specializing in the art and archaeology of Greece, Rome and the ancient Near East.
With Tabish Khair, Indian English author; Arielle Saiber, Professor of Romance Language and Literature Bowdoin; Michael Thurston, Professor of English, Smith College.
These internationally eminent authors will be talking about the relationship of colleges today to crises across the globe and across time.
Sponsored by the program in the Humanities at Hampshire and the MassReview literary journal.