Cinephile Sundays: 1966; Persona

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 5:00pm
Collins Cinema

Bakwin Lecture

Waterless Sea: a Cultural and Political History of Mirages

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 5:00pm
Collins Cinema

CWS-Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 8:00am
Wang Campus Center Tishman Commons (105)

Chief Arvol Looking Horse

Lakota Speaker

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 4:30pm
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Ballroom (101)

Chief Arvol Looking Horse Lecture

Alternative venue for Looking Horse

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 4:30pm
Knapp Atrium in Pendleton East

Cinephile Sundays: 1966; Sixty Six

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 5:00pm
Collins Cinema

Film Screening, Filmmaker Fred Kuwornu

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 5:00pm
Pendleton East 239 Amphitheater Classroom

Art, Activism, and Immigration

Julio Salgado Lecture

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 4:30pm
Wang Campus Center Tishman Commons (105)

Julio Salgado is an undocumented, queer artist/activist and co-founder of Using visual art and social media, Salgado captures the stories of undocumented youth and their efforts to confront issues of racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, capitalism, and militarism in the U.S. immigration system. His influential art—including his “Undocumented Apparel” and “I am Undocuqueer” poster campaigns and his collaborative YouTube series, “Undocumented and Awkward”—have helped shape the public narrative of the undocumented youth movement. Salgado’s work has gained significant media coverage and scholarly attention across disciplines. His lecture will focus on what he and other artists call “artivism” in movement organizing. Part of the lecture will discuss how artivism has played a role in the undocumented youth movement’s radicalization from its initial campaign for the Dream Act (using largely assimilationist rhetoric and images) to current tactics that challenge the layers of structural violence in the U.S. immigration system and build solidarity with other groups organizing against state violence (including queer and transgender activists and the growing Movement for Black Lives).

Halverson Lecture

Bulldozer: The Culture of Clearance in Postwar America

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 5:00pm
Jewett Art Center 450 Classroom

The Harry Halverson Lecture on American Architecture

Bulldozer: The Culture of Clearance in Postwar America

Francesca Ammon, Assistant Professor of City & Regional Planning and Historic Preservation, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

Although the decades following World War II stand out as an era of rapid growth and construction in the United States, those years were equally significant for large-scale destruction. In order to clear space for new suburban tract housing, an ambitious system of interstate highways, and extensive urban renewal development, wrecking companies demolished buildings while earthmoving contractors leveled land at an unprecedented pace and scale. This talk explores how postwar America came to equate this destruction with progress.

Davis ReDiscovered Opening Celebration

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 6:00pm
Davis Museum Plaza, Davis Museum Lobby

The Davis Museum kicks off its fall exhibition season with The Davis ReDiscovered—Opening celebration!

Visitors are invited to discover the Davis’ finest objects from across the globe, spanning more than four millennia of civilization: from recently conserved Mycenaean vessels to new acquisitions of art created in the 21st century. Beloved objects from the collections, like the “Wellesley Athlete,” find pride of place alongside lesser-known-works—some of which will be shown in the Davis for the very first time. Special exhibitions, like Charlotte Brooks at LOOK 1951-1971, Annie Albers’ Connections, and Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson will be unveiled.

A lively reception will take place in the lobby of the Davis museum, complete with snacks, beverages, and a DJ! All are welcome; this event is free and open to the public.