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26th April 2012
Art
   
 

"A Paste Paper Celebration"
"A Paste Paper Celebration" features an opportunity to see paste papers made by local book artists, to meet the paste paper makers, to see paste papers being made, and to make your own. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Mortimer Rare Book Room (mrbr@smith.edu or 585-2906)and will take place there (Neilson Library, 3rd floor).

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Community
   
 

Henna Night
Come enjoy an evening of traditional body art with this natural, ancient dye
and delicious Indian snacks!




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Exhibitions
   
 

Picturing Enlightenment: Thangka in the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
This special exhibition marks the completion of an extensive project to conserve the Mead Art Museum’s collection of thangka (pronounced “tan-kah”)—scroll paintings of Buddhist figures. So fragile that they have remained largely inaccessible to scholars and museum visitors for nearly six decades, Amherst College’s eighteen thangka, primarily from Tibet, have been gently cleaned, stabilized, and repaired by conservators at Museum Textile Services in Andover, Massachusetts, under the leadership of Camille Myers Breeze. A generous grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and additional support from the Amherst College Department of Religion underwrote the conservation treatment. The Louis and Nettie Horch Foundation provided further support for the conservation of one thangka.
For more information, visit www.amherst.edu/museums/mead/programs/2011exhib/picturingenlightenment.

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Photo Exhibition: The Gesture in Light: Illuminated
Exhibit: The Gesture in Light: Illuminated by Theresa Antonellis runs from Monday Jan. 9 through Sunday May 11.
A reception will be held Thursday, February 2, from 4-6pm.

The exhibit consists of a related series of framed prints featuring photo-enhanced light photography by Theresa Antonellis.

Info: 577-0785, mcharney@library.umass.edu  

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Exhibition: Eija-Liisa Ahtila: The Annunciation
February 22-May 6, 2012

The University Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to present The Annunciation, a new work by Eija-Liisa Ahtila, the internationally acclaimed artist from Finland who is a pioneer in the development of multi-media art. Her work explores the potential of the film medium, weaving an intricate web of references between film and theater, painting and poetry, fiction and documentary.

Museum Hours: Beginning February 1, 2012
Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 AM-4:30 PM, Saturday/Sunday 2-5 PM
Closed Mondays and Spring Break, March 17-26

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Exhibition: The Domestic Sphere Goes Pop
The Domestic Sphere Goes Pop, a new exhibition at the University Museum of Contemporary Art, investigates what happens to unremarkable objects when they are elevated to the status of art. The exhibition will open on Wednesday, April 4 and be on view through May 6. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday, April 4 from 5-7 p.m. and will include a gallery talk by Rebecca Bernard and Kristen Rudy, co-curators and candidates for Master's of Art in Art History, UMass Amherst.

The Domestic Sphere Goes Pop examines works on paper from the 1960s and 1970s. It focuses particularly on the ways artists manipulate color, form, scale, context, and technique to defamiliarize the everyday. Artists in this exhibition include: Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein, Eduardo Paolozzi, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol. The works of art in this exhibition have been drawn from the strong permanent collection of the University Museum of Contemporary Art.

The Domestic Sphere Goes Pop is co-curated by Rebecca Bernard and Kristen Rudy, Masters in Art History candidates, 2012. This exhibition is presented as the culmination of their Curatorial Fellowship. The Curatorial Fellowship is a year-long Independent Study that is conducted in collaboration with the Art History Program. The Fellowship entails all aspects of producing an exhibition, including grant writing, researching the UMCA's permanent collection, and developing concepts and theoretical underpinnings. The success of this program is made possible through the support and guidance of Loretta Yarlow (Gallery Director), Eva Fierst (Curator of Education), and
Mario Ontiveros (Assistant Professor of Art History).

Museum Hours:
Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday/Sunday 2 to 5 PM
Closed Mondays

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Film/Video
   
 

Russian Film Series Screening - "9th Company"
Part of the Russian Department's Spring Semester Film Series! Film is in Russian with English subtitles. For more information please see: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/russian/film.

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Screening of documentary "Carbon Nation"

This documentary was produced by two Hampshire alums, Artemis Joukowsky and Craig Sieben, as an answer to Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth. Artemis, together with three other prominent Hampshire alums and environmental activists, will lead a panel discussion afterward, on the global reaction and solutions to climate chance, and Hampshire's role. On the panel, we also have Tom Stoner, and potentially Kert Davis, research head of GreenerU, and David Adamian, founder of Greenpeace.

Deserts, Coffee, and FREE SUSHI!

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Lecture/Reading
   
 

Being Queer and of Color
Join Familia and the Ortega House Coordinators for a dialog about the intersections of race and sexual orientation at MHC and in the world.

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"Sleep On It: The Power of Sleep" a NATURES public lecture with Dr. Rebecca Spencer  
Dr. Rebecca Spencer, Psychology professor and renowned sleep  
researcher, discusses the impact of sleep on cognitive function across the lifespan. Reception follows. For more information, visit: www.cns.umass.edu/natures

Handicapped accessible.

Sponsor: College of Natural Sciences NATURES Faculty Speaker Series

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Climbing PoeTree.
Climbing PoeTree's acclaimed performance is composed of dual-voice spoken-word and multi-media theatre that explores diverse themes, including: healing from state and personal violence, spiritual expansion, social, environmental, racial, and sexual justice, and womans empowerment. Soul-stirring and heart-opening, the poetry they deliver challenges its listeners to remember their humanity, dissolves apathy with hope, exposes injustice, and helps heal our inner trauma so that we may begin to cope with the issues facing our communities." These two women are fantastic. If you like Andrea Gibson, you'll love these two, also. Theyre a mixture of slam poetry and general awesomeness .

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Music
   
 

Opera Workshop
Opera Workshop singers & University Orchestra
Vince Lee, conductor; Amy Johnson, program director & Nicholas Shaneyfelt, musical preparation
Both performances in Bowker Auditorium
10am Thursday 4/26 No charge

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Arabic Music Festival
Featuring the band Sokoun from Montreal. Enjoy Arabic food, drinks and wonderful music! Sponsored by the Betty Hamady Sams '57 and James F. Sams Fund, theatre and Spanish and Portuguese departments at Smith College, and the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies at the University of Massachusetts.

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Emerging Choreographer Series
Emerging Choreographers Series

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Symphony Band
James Patrick Miller, conductor
Dana Wilson, guest composer
Greg Spiridopoulos, trombone
Music by Dana Wilson, Frank Ticheli & others; includes two works by Wilson and Ticheli's Concertino for Trombone and Band
8pm Fine Arts Center Concert Hall $5/$10

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Theater
   
 

Private Lives by Noel Coward.
Directed by Emma Weinstein. British divorcees Elyot and Amanda unwittingly book adjoining rooms while honeymooning with their new spouses. Realizing a pair of mismatched marriages, Elyot and Amanda flee their unsuspecting spouses and resume their romance in Amanda’s secluded Paris flat, only to be discovered several days later by their jilted lovers. The comedy of manners lampoons the hypocrisies and pretensions of modern marriage as Elyot and Amanda seek true love regardless of the cost. The 1930 production of Private Lives is considered one of the enduring successes of modern comedic theatre. Thursday, April 26 is dollar night for Smith students.

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