The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, in partnership with Princeton’s Council on the Humanities, the Committee for Film Studies, and Princeton Garden Theater, present an evening of film and conversation with award-winning director Abderrahmane Sissako, part of the John Sacret Young ’69 Lecture Series. The evening will include a screening of the award-winning feature film, Timbuktu about jihadists arriving in northern Mali in 2012, shattering the peaceful lives of the local inhabitants, followed by a Q&A with the director and a reception. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street.
The Princeton Atelier at the Lewis Center for the Arts, in conjunction with the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, presents “Artists Making Cities: A Panel Discussion and Workshops on Creative Placemaking” on February 24. A panel discussion by three artists working in different ways to revitalize cities will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at Betts Auditorium in the School of Architecture on the Princeton campus. Workshops with the artists will follow from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 185 Nassau Street. Both events are free and open to the public.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance will present a conversation with popular American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland on February 16 at 4:30 p.m. in McCosh 50 (room 50 in McCosh Hall) on the Princeton University campus. The ballet superstar will discuss her professional career, her struggles as an African American in the ballet world, and her preparations to dance Swan Lake in American Ballet Theater’s spring season. Princeton’s Center for African American Studies and Princeton University Ballet are cosponsoring the conversation. The event, the third and final in the 2015 Masters of Dance Series, is free and open to the public, however tickets are required.
The 2013-14 Report of the Treasurer has been published, and it features an exciting focus on the creative life of Princeton University. Included are photographs, quotes from faculty, and student profiles highlighting activity in the Lewis Center for the Arts along with the Department of Music, the Princeton University Art Museum, and student groups.
The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, in conjunction with the Department of English and Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, will present a lecture by author, cultural historian, and Harvard Professor Robin Bernstein entitled “‘I’m proud to be part of the reality-based community’: How Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home Uses Digital Photography and Performance to Counter the Post-Reality of George W. Bush”. The lecture will take place on Monday, December 8 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 207 at 185 Nassau Street and is free and open to the public.