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.
The W. E. B. DuBois African-American Studies department and the W. E. B. DuBois Center invites you to a screening of the new documentary "Fanon yesterday, today" followed by a conversation with the visiting film director Hassan Mezine.
Fanon Yesterday, Today is a new documentary about the legacy of Martiniquan intellectual Frantz Fanon. Through the testimonies of his comrades and the people who knew him, Hassane Mezine explores Fanon's eventful life and extraordinary struggles. The Caribbean intellectual died in 1961 yet the impact of his work is still tremendous on social movements and subaltern groups. The documentary examines the relevance of Fanonian thought in the context of contemporary revolts in South Africa, Palestine, Algeria, and the United States. The film has been nominated for awards at the Documentaire Mediterraneen at Tunis and Guadeloupe Festival Monde en vue and recently won the best film and director award at Festival Santiago Alvarez Festival in Cuba.
Hassan Mezine has worked as a photographer and film maker with anti-colonial filmmaker Rene Vautier and with Leila Morouche and Oriane Brun-Moschetti (Algeria Twists/Turns, 2004). Since 2016, he works as director of photography for "Delou" a Nigerian TV series directed by Souleymane Maharanee. He teaches
digital photography and multimedia in Paris.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature
The University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) is pleased to present Art + Math =, an afternoon Symposium in conjunction with a yearlong series of exhibitions about the intersection of art and math, including: Xylor Jane Counterclockwise; Terry Winters: Facts and Fictions; The Concinnitas Portfolio, curated by Daniel Rockmore; and Pau Atela’s (Re)Creations and MathStudio.
This symposium and accompanying concert will be an engaging platform for public discussions that bridge the disciplines of art and math and celebrate the innovative work by those influenced by these fields. The symposium will highlight the connection between art and science while recognizing the gender disparities in the male-dominated art world and STEM fields. The presenters, from a diverse range of disciplines including; quantum physics, education, economics, biology, music, studio arts, and architecture, will discuss their respective fields and the connections among them.
Symposium topics will include “Computers in Creative Disciplines”; “Women in Their Fields”; and “What is Beauty? From Line to Finished Composition”. The day will close with a screening of a video by filmmaker Kate Geis about artist Xylor Jane, whose work is now on view at the University Museum.
The symposium will end with a free, public music performance on Tuesday, April 2 — Art + Math = Music — featuring UMass Department of Music and Dance faculty percussionist Ayano Kataoka and electronic artist Jazer Giles, at 7:30 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall.
Word! A Five College Festival of staged readings (of recently written short plays or excerpts from them) builds on a highly successful model originated by the University’s New World Theater. The primary goals of the festival are to identify and nurture student writers who are engaging in multicultural themes and/or aesthetics; to increase contact between the departments of theater and the communities of color on the respective campuses; and to further Five College exchange through the mechanism of a rotating festival.
The writers of the works selected to be presented each year receive an award of $100 from the Five College James Baldwin Memorial Fund. The American writer James Baldwin spent several years at the five colleges as a Five College Distinguished Joint Faculty Appointee. Following his death in 1987, a memorial fund in his name was established by the Five College community. To date, over 100 students have been recognized with this award.
Word! is hosted by a different campus each year. it’s one of several activities supported by the Multicultural Theater Committee, which was established in 1986 by the chairs of the theater departments.
Please join the Social Thought and Political Economy Program for a lecture with Silvia Federici. Professor Federici is an Italian-American scholar, teacher and activist from the radical autonomist feminist Marxist tradition. She is one of the most important contemporary theorists of capitalism and feminist movements. She is the Co-Founder of the International Feminist Collective and the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa and the organizer of the International Wages for Housework Campaign. She has written several influential works including Caliban and the Witch and Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction and Feminist Struggle. She has recently published Witches, Witch-Hunting and Women and Re-Enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons. She is a Professor Emerita at Hofstra University.
*Doors open at 4:30pm