The Friends of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University will host Boston Globe fashion columnist and culture and arts writer Tina Sutton for a reception, book signing and talk on Thursday, September 19th at 6:00 PM.
Ms. Sutton will talk about her new book The Making of Markova, a biography of acclaimed ballet choreographer and prima ballerina Alicia Markova. An exhibition of selections from Markova’s archive will be on display.
Alicia Markova (1910 – 2004) was one of the finest classical ballerinas of the 20th century and an innovator throughout her six-decade career. Born Lillian Alicia Marks in London, England, on December 1, 1910, the child dance prodigy made her professional stage debut at age 10. By 14, she was the youngest-ever soloist with Sergei Diaghilev’s famed Ballets Russes, where she worked with many of the greatest creative artists of her time, including George Balanchine, Igor Stravinsky, and Henri Matisse.
Tina Sutton is a culture, arts, and fashion writer for newspapers and magazines, currently The Boston Globe. She has been a writer, researcher, and journalist for over 30 years. She is co-author of The Complete Color Harmony: Expert Color Information for Professional Color Results (2008); and her Color Harmony Compendium: A Complete Color Reference for Designers of All Types recently saw the publication of its 25th anniversary edition (2009).
The book signing, reception, and lecture will be held in the Metcalf Ballroom of the George Sherman Union at 775 Commonwealth Avenue. Admission is free to members of the Friends of HGARC and students with a BU ID, admission for the general public is $25.
How do you experience the world around you? Touch? Sight? Sounds? What if learning took place the same way? Rather than differentiate between these subjects, the Boston University Arts Initiative will present the phenomenon of climate change via a combination of science, art and music. Appropriately titled, The Crossroads Project will be held Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 pm at the Tsai Performance Center at 685 Commonwealth Avenue.
By combining compelling information and imagery, the Crossroads Project reinforces a theme, and then unleashes powerful music in an effort to inspire deep and personal contemplation of this theme — that is, the choices we are making and the scale of their consequences. Crossroads takes an audience from intellectual understanding, to emotional experience, to personal resolve.
The Crossroads Project showcases a unique and compelling presentation featuring stunning visuals and moving music by the Fry Street Quartet along with Physicist Robert Davies exploring the science of climate change. The presentation includes a community conversation moderated by Boston University Dean of Students Kenn Elmore as well as distinguished guests Brian Swett, Chief of Environment & Energy for the City of Boston and Lynn Allen, Director of the School of Visual Arts at Boston University. Nathan Phillips and Cutler Cleveland, both professors of Earth and Environment at Boston University will also lead discussions on sustainability and the science behind climate change.
The Crossroads Project is co-sponsored by sustainability@bu and the Boston University Dean of Students. The event is free and open to the public, but you must register in advance, tickets are limited. Registration is available online at www.bu.edu/arts/crossroads-registration/.
For more information, contact Ty Furman at 617-358-0489 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the College of Communication on Friday, February 24 for an evening with renowned and experimental filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh. Ahwesh’s captivating and unique shorts are influenced by such contrasting factors as feminist and gender theory, Bataille, Jack Smith, virtual realities, pornography, and Peewee’s Playhouse. The College’s Cinematheque Series will show a range of her astounding, intricate works covering twenty years of film and video. This event will begin at 7 p.m. and go until 9 p.m. It will take place in COM Room 101, and is free to BU students and their friends or guests.
Ever wonder what goes on at<a href=”www.bu.edu/cfa“> CFA </a>all summer? Take a look…
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Discussion on BUAG’s latest exhibition, “Exposures: Other Histories in Early Postcards from Africa” today!
<a href=”http://blogs.bu.edu/bunow/files/2008/11/1_sigbondugirls4.jpg”><img style=”float: left” src=”http://blogs.bu.edu/bunow/files/2008/11/1_sigbondugirls4-192×300.jpg” alt=”" width=”192″ height=”300″ /></a>The Boston University Art Gallery (BUAG) is hosting a gallery discussion featuring curators Cynthia Becker and Christraud Geary who will explore the conception of the exhibit. The event is taking place in conjunction with the gallery’s latest exhibition which features postcards produced from Africa between 1870 and the 1930s. The symposium will be held at the Boston University Stone Gallery today, Tuesday, December 9, at 4:00 PM. <strong>The event is free and open to the public.</strong> <a href=”http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/news/releases/display.php?id=1707″>Exposures</a>
The Boston University Art Gallery (BUAG) will host curators, students, and University visitors for a night of art viewing and conversation during the opening reception of their latest exhibition tonight, November 20, from 6-8 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Exposures
Symposium for BUAG’s latest exhibition, “Exposures: Other Histories in Early Postcards from Africa” today!
<a href=”http://blogs.bu.edu/bunow/files/2008/11/1_sigbondugirls3.jpg”><img style=”float: left” src=”http://blogs.bu.edu/bunow/files/2008/11/1_sigbondugirls3-192×300.jpg” alt=”" width=”192″ height=”300″ /></a>The Boston University Art Gallery (BUAG) is hosting a symposium entitled “Cosmopolitan Identities and Alternative Histories: Africans in Front and Behind the Camera.” The event is taking place in conjunction with the gallery’s latest exhibition which features postcards produced from Africa between 1870 and the 1930s. The symposium will be held at the Boston University African Studies Center at 270 Bay State Road today, Saturday, November 22, from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM<em>. The event is free and open to the public.</em> <a href=”
The Boston University Art Gallery Presents “Exposures: Other Histories in Early Postcards from Africa”
The Boston University Art Gallery (BUAG) continues its 2008-2009 season with the presentation of Exposures: Other Histories in Early Postcards from Africa. The exhibit presents early African postcards as a reflection of life on the continent between 1870 and the 1930s. The exhibition is a collaborative effort between Cynthia Becker, Assistant Professor of African Art at Boston University and Christraud M. Geary, Teel Curator of African and Oceanic Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It showcases selections from private collections and creates a poignant display of postcards produced from images by both African and foreign photographers during that era. Exposures