Arts and tech collide at CONTACT: The Ammerman Center Symposium
Art exhibits, musical and theatrical performances and cultural discussions fill the month of November at Connecticut College. The Grammy-winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Robert Mankoff, cartoon editor for "The New Yorker," are among the exciting presenters coming to the college. All events are open to the public and free, unless otherwise noted. The schedule of events is:
• Nov 1 - 13, "In Search of the East Asian Art Tradition: Paintings by Suhyong," an exhibit featuring the work of Korean artist Suhyong, Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library. The exhibit is open during library hours.
• Nov. 4 - Dec. 10, "Re-inventing Silverpoint: An Ancient technique for the 21st Century," Cummings Art Center. Silverpoint is a traditional drawing technique that is experiencing a resurgence of interest. The exhibit will feature silverpoint works by a number of prominent artists, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
• Nov. 5, "Soviet Dissidents, American Conservatives and the End of the Soviet Union," a lecture by Abbott Gleason, Keeney Professor of History at Brown University, 4:15 p.m., Blaustein 203.
• Nov. 5, "Comedy, Tragedy, Religion and Me," a lecture by Robert Mankoff, cartoon editor for "The New Yorker," 4:30 p.m., Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library.
• Nov. 6, "Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Ghana's First President Kwame Nkrumah in the Contexts of African Political History, Pan-Africanist Ideals and International Affairs," by A.B. Assensoh, professor of African American and African Diaspora studies at Indiana University, 11:45 a.m., 1941 Room, Crozier-Williams student center.
• Nov. 6, "Vanguard Jazz Orchestra," an onStage at Connecticut College performance, 8 p.m., John C. Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Tickets are $22 for the general public, $20 for seniors and $11 for students.
• Nov. 7, "An Evening of New Music for Violin and Piano," a performance by Lauren Basney, Yale School of Music graduate student and David Kim, Harvard University graduate student, 8 p.m., Harkness Chapel. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for seniors.
• Nov. 8, "Connecticut College Chamber Choir Fall Concert," 7:30 p.m., Harkness Chapel. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for seniors.
• Nov. 9, "From Calundu to Samba Landó: Diasporic Imaginings in Brazil and Peru," by Mark Hertzman, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Wesleyan University, 1:15 p.m., Room 014, Olin Science Center.
• Nov. 9, "Sensory and Motor Challenges to Haptic Perception," a psychology colloquium series lecture by Claudia Carello, professor of psychology at University of Connecticut, 4:30 p.m., Silfen Auditorium, Bill Hall.
• Nov. 10, "Meet the Composer," featuring Martin Boykan, the Irving G. Fine Professor of Music at Brandeis University, 7 p.m., John C. Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center.
• Nov. 10, "Rushing to Judgment? Rush Limbaugh and the NFL," by Charles K. Ross, associate professor of African American studies and history at the University of Mississippi, 7:30 p.m., Coffee Grounds, Katherine Blunt Hall.
• Nov. 11, "Piano Duo Master Class," 1:15 p.m., John C. Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. Hui-Mei Lin, professor of piano at Sacred Heart University and Bari Mort, professor of piano at Sarah Lawrence College, will perform together.
• Nov. 11, "Silverpoint Exhibit Lecture," featuring co-curators Margaret Matthews-Berenson and Susan Schwalb, 4:15 p.m., Cummings Arts Center.
• Nov. 13, "The Calder Quartet," "The Calder Quartet," an onStage at Connecticut College performance, 8 p.m., John C. Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center. The Calder Quartet will perform traditional quartet repertoire and several different genres. Tickets are $22 for the general public, $20 for seniors and $11 for students.
• Nov. 14, "Junior Voice Recital," 8 p.m., Harkness Chapel. Elizabeth Kinder '11 and Kimberly McHugh '11 will both sing.
• Nov. 18, "Ecology, evolution and the impacts of invasive species in southern New England," a biology seminar series lecture by Lauren M. Mathews, associate professor of biology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 11:45 a.m., New London Hall 112.
• Nov. 19, "Seen and Unseen: Human Rights, Sexuality and Gender in the Middle East," by Scott Long, director of the LGBT Rights Program of Human Rights Watch, 4:30 p.m., LGBTQ Resource Center, Basement of Smith-Burdick.
• Nov. 19 - 21, "Doubt, A Parable," a Theater Department production directed by Nancy Hoffman, visiting assistant professor of theater, 8 p.m. each night, Tansill Theater. A nun suspects a priest of abusing a young boy, but doubt still lingers. Tickets are $8 for the general public and $6 for students.