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On Campus - November 2018 Preview

Thursday, November 8

Mer de Glace, 1856, by Henry Moore

Past Time: Geology in European and American Art will be on display at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center through Dec. 9. The exhibition will include sketches and studies by European and American artists from the 1770s through the 1890s, including Frederic Edwin Church, Asher Brown Durand, John Singer Sargent, J. M. W. Turner, and Joseph Wright, who were engaged in scientific investigation of our planet Earth.

The 13th annual Kaleidoscope Festival will take place at 5:00pm in the College Center Villard Room. The event, sponsored by the Office of International Services, will include food, a dessert-baking competition, and a talent show.

Maggie Nelson, author of The Argonauts and other books, will deliver the 2018–19 Gifford Lecture at 6:00pm in Taylor Hall 102.

Friday, November 9

A lecture on the life of Lady Elena Cornaro, central figure in the stained-glass window of the Thompson Memorial Library, will be given at 5:30pm in the Library Class of ’51 Reading Room. In addition, The Most Learned Woman—a play about Cornaro—will take place at 7:30pm in the main reading room of the library. The play is brought to us by Kairos Italy Theater and is joint sponsored by CAAD, Italian Studies, and the Vassar College Libraries.

The Barefoot Monkeys will perform indoor shows at 8:00pm Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, in the Sanders Classroom 212.

An early 2000s version of Shakespeare’s first quarto, or “Bad Hamlet,” directed by Cassidy Nealon ’19, will take place at 8:00pm in the Kenyon Hall 205-Club Room, with a second show at 8:00pm Saturday, Nov. 10, and a third show at 2:00pm Sunday, Nov. 11.

Saturday, November 10

The Vassar Quidditch team will be playing the Butterbeer Classic Tournament on the Outdoor Space at Joss Beach beginning at 8:00am.

The swim teams will compete against RPI at 1:00pm in the Walker Field House Kresge Pool.

The men’s basketball team will play Mt. Saint Mary in a scrimmage at 2:00pm in the Athletics and Fitness Center Gymnasium.

Sunday, November 11

The Vassar College and Community Wind Ensemble will perform at 3:00pm in the Skinner Hall Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall.

The fencing teams will participate in the Vassar Invitational beginning at 10:00am at the Walker Field House.

Monday, November 12

Sarah Weiss, Ethnomusicologist and Associate Professor at Yale University, will present the lecture “Music Performance Identity and Ethnicity in Singapore” at 5:00pm in Taylor Hall 203.

Tuesday, November 13

Edward Ball

Edward Ball, author of National Book Award–winning Slaves in the Family, will be giving a talk titled “Life of a Klansman” at 6:00pm in the Rockefeller Hall 200.

The Free For All Dinner will take place at 6:00pm in the Main Building Gold Parlor. The event is sponsored by the Episcopal Church of Vassar College (ECVC) through the Religious and Spiritual Life and Contemplative Practices Office.

The women’s basketball team will play SUNY New Paltz at 6:00pm in the Athletics and Fitness Center Gymnasium.

Wednesday, November 14

Alberta Martínez (SUNY Albany, IDIEZ) and Abelardo de la Cruz (SUNY Albany, IDIEZ) will give a presentation, “Teaching, Exploring, and Revitalizing our Nahuatl Language and Culture,” at 5:00pm in Kenyon Hall 216.

A lecture by producer Mark Lichty, and film screening of Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children’s Air and Water, will take place at 5:30pm in Taylor Hall 102.

Thursday, November 15

Dr. John Ratey will discuss his book, Go Wild, for the 15th annual Hirsch Lecture at 5:30pm in Rockefeller Hall 300.

A performance of Mal Engine—a student-written piece about the later parts of the Arthurian legend—will take place at 7:00pm in the Susan Stein Shiva Theater.

Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre

The Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre’s final showings will take place at 7:00pm Thursday, Nov. 15, and at 6:45pm Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, in the Frances Daly Fergusson Dance Theater in Kenyon Hall. It will feature pieces choreographed by faculty, students, and guest choreographers. Reservations can be made at vassardance.tix.com.

Friday, November 16           

The men’s basketball Kickoff Tournament will take place in the Athletics and Fitness Center 102-Fit Center Gymnasium. Misericordia will play Penn State Abington at 5:00pm; Vassar will play New Rochelle at 7:00pm; and the tournament will continue with the losing teams playing at 2:00pm on Saturday, Nov. 17, followed by a championship game at 4:00pm.

Sunday, November 18

The Vassar College Choir will perform Mozart’s “Great Mass in C minor, K. 427” at 3:00pm in the Skinner Hall Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall. There will be a preconcert talk at 2:00pm given by Professor Kathryn Libin.

Tuesday, November 20

The Free For All Dinner will take place at 6:00pm Tuesdays, Nov. 20 and 27, in the Main Building Gold Parlor. The event is sponsored by the Episcopal Church of Vassar College (ECVC) through the Religious and Spiritual Life and Contemplative Practices Office.

The men’s basketball team will play Mount St. Vincent at 7:00pm at the Athletics and Fitness Center Gymnasium.

Wednesday, November 28

Professor Christopher White, Professor and Chair of Religion, will discuss his recent book, Other Worlds: Spirituality and the Search for Invisible Dimensions, at 5:30pm in the Library Class of ’51 Reading Room.

Dr. Sauda Smith, Executive Director of the Unite BVI Foundation, will speak on “Post-Irma Recovery and Resilience in the Virgin Islands: The Work of Unite BVI,” at 5:30pm in Taylor Hall 203.

Thursday, November 29

The exhibition Decolonizing the Exhibition: Imagining Indigenous Futures, a presentation of Contemporary Native American Artwork from the Edward J. Guarino Collection, will be on display in the James W. Palmer III Gallery through Dec. 20. The opening event will begin with a panel discussion, “Decolonizing the Exhibition: Four Perspectives on Indigenous Visual Culture in the Museum Space,” at 5:30pm in the Villard Room, followed by a reception in the gallery. The exhibition is sponsored by the American Studies Program and the Campus Activities Office, along with a generous donation by Vassar Trustee Eric Beringause ’80.

Speaker Jane Kamensky will give the talk, “Candy/Candice/Candida: Making a Feminist Porn Star,” at 5:30pm in Taylor Hall 203. This talk, sponsored by the History Department, uses Candida Royalle’s previously untapped archives to explore how young Candy, Brownie and ballet dancer, became Candice, radical feminist and aspiring artist, and then Candida, the San Francisco counterculture darling and sometime porn star.

Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, directed by Henry Wyand ’20, will be performed at 8:00pm Thursday and Friday, Nov. 29 and 30, in the Susan Stein Shiva Theater.

 

-Photo of Mer de Glace, 1856, by Henry Moore courtesy of Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection; Vassar Repertory Dance Theater ©Mark Sugino; and Edward Ball ©New Orleans Center for the Gulf South.

 

 

Posted by Office of Communications Monday, November 5, 2018