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Representing AIDS, then and now

Representing AIDS, then and now

November 30, 2016

Although AIDS is no longer the subject of his work, art and cultural critic Douglas Crimp—the Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History and a professor of visual and cultural studies—played a central scholarly role in the first two decades of the AIDS crisis.

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Installation shows ‘beauty in inclusivity’

Installation shows ‘beauty in inclusivity’

November 18, 2016

On Display, a “deconstructed art exhibit,” explores the diversity of the human form. The piece been performed around the world and had its Rochester premiere at the Memorial Art Gallery in October. A December performance is planned at the Disability Studies Cluster conference.

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Eastman presents world premiere of <em>Don’t Blame Anyone</em>

Eastman presents world premiere of Don’t Blame Anyone

November 16, 2016

Eastman School of Music’s BroadBand Ensemble has joined forces with Mexico’s El Arte de los Titeres and Universidad de Guadalajara, and Rochester’s PUSH Physical Theatre to produce an international opera of original sound, puppetry, theater, and visual arts.

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Five lives connect, unspool in Annie Baker’s <em>Circle Mirror Transformation</em>

Five lives connect, unspool in Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation

November 16, 2016

The International Theatre Program closes its fall semester with guest director Pirronne Yousefzadeh’s production of what she calls “a love letter to the theater.”

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Archives offer artists, historians rich source of inspiration

Archives offer artists, historians rich source of inspiration

November 11, 2016

Archived letters between artist Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz were the inspiration for the Letters from Georgia song cycle by Kevin Puts ’94E, ’99E (DMA). Rochester’s collections–like others around the world–provide insight in an age of email and texting.

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Events pay homage to Cervantes on 400th anniversary of his death

Events pay homage to Cervantes on 400th anniversary of his death

November 10, 2016

For the 400th anniversary of Cervantes’s death, students and librarians are hosting an exhibit and a presentation examining how Cervantes and Quixote have inspired interpretations and representations across the centuries.

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Film series explores power of looking

Film series explores power of looking

November 9, 2016

A fall film series hosted by InVisible Culture, an electronic visual studies journal celebrating its 25th anniversary year at the University, and the George Eastman Museum, explores the power of looking.

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Eastman musician has ‘hidden passion‘ for fabrics with flow

Eastman musician has ‘hidden passion‘ for fabrics with flow

November 4, 2016

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra violist and Eastman School of Music professor Melissa Matson talks about her “hidden passion” for creating dyed fabric pieces and garments.

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Author Mia Alvar receives 2016 Kafka Prize

Author Mia Alvar receives 2016 Kafka Prize

October 31, 2016

On the 40th anniversary of its inception, the Janet Heininger Kafka Prize recognized a short story collection: Mia Alvar’s, In the Country. The University awards the annual prize to a promising but less established American woman writer of fiction.

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Eastman Philharmonia to perform world premiere of <em>Letters from Georgia</em>

Eastman Philharmonia to perform world premiere of Letters from Georgia

October 25, 2016

At performances at Eastman Theatre on Saturday, November 12, and at Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday, November 14, the Eastman Philharmonia and world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming ’83E (MM) will present a new song cycle by Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts ’94E, ’99 (DMA).

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