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Students learn the art of community change through dance

Students learn the art of community change through dance

April 10, 2018

How can high school students inspire political and social change with the instuments of dance, theater, and visual art? University of Rochester students in the Program of Dance and Movement are working with local high schools to answer that question.

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Fairchild Award honors mural artist Sarah C. Rutherford

Fairchild Award honors mural artist Sarah C. Rutherford

March 21, 2018

A tribute to five Rochester women who work to lift others’ voices in the community, the “Her Voice Carries” art project has earned local artist Sarah C. Rutherford this year’s Lillian Fairchild Memorial Award.

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Five things you might not know about Michelangelo

Five things you might not know about Michelangelo

March 20, 2018

He lived twice as long as other people of his day, and he ‘kind of knew everybody.’

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International Theatre Program presents its first ‘devised’ work

International Theatre Program presents its first ‘devised’ work

March 2, 2018

The spring production We Don’t Live on Mars Yet never started out as your typical theater production. It’s what’s called a devised work — where actors, production artists, and even the director don’t know what the final play will be.

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Symphony Orchestra, dancers to explore theme of immigration

Symphony Orchestra, dancers to explore theme of immigration

March 1, 2018

In her new role in the Department of Music, Rachel Waddell encourages people to “listen to classical music in a different way,” connecting an upcoming performance of Antonin Dvořák’s New World Symphony to issues of immigration, and the meaning of “home.”

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Artist Walid Raad to discuss war, art, and memory

Artist Walid Raad to discuss war, art, and memory

January 19, 2018

Conceptual artist Walid Raad ’96 (PhD), an associate professor of art at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, will be the third speaker in the Humanities Center’s annual public lecture series, devoted this year to the theme of memory and forgetting.

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A stitcher’s story

A stitcher’s story

January 8, 2018

Randall Cook, building and project manager for River Campus Libraries, turned a hobby used to relieve the stress of his previous job as a software engineering into the art quilts featured in the Memorial Art Gallery’s “Hidden Passions” series.

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‘You can dance if you want to:’ Five things you might not know about dance at Rochester

‘You can dance if you want to:’ Five things you might not know about dance at Rochester

January 8, 2018

Did you know you can major in dance? Or take a course in dance even if you’ve never danced before? As the annual inspireDance Festival gears up later this month, learn more about how dance and Rochester go hand in hand.

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Introductory Painting course turns Rochester waiting rooms into ‘welcome rooms’

Introductory Painting course turns Rochester waiting rooms into ‘welcome rooms’

December 18, 2017

Students in Heather Layton’s classes this year have worked with staff and community members at the Jordan Health Centers to fill these spaces with art.

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