The Creative Reactions Contest, a new initiative of Princeton University Concerts (PUC), gave student participants the opportunity to attend a free concert and write a response in any form — blank verse, prose, poetry, narrative, even lyrics. Susannah Sharpless '15, a certificate student in the Program in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center, earned first place for her poem, "Space and Time."
On Friday, May 1, Ghost Trio, comprised of singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, fiddler Cleek Schrey, and uilleann piper Ivan Goff, will perform a Féile Na Bealtaine or “May festival” concert of Irish songs at 4:30 p.m. at Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall on the Princeton University campus. The concert, part of the Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University and co-sponsored by the Department of Music and Lewis Center for the Arts, is free and open to the public.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier will present wE-unions: Green is the New Orange and Black, an outdoor environmental festival presented by the students of the spring Princeton Atelier course “Performing Environmental Stories,” led by Kelly Baum and Jenny Price. The festival will take place on Monday, May 4 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (sunset) on the north lawn of the Frist Campus Center on the Princeton University campus. This event is free and open to the public.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance will present a master class for Princeton students with New York City Ballet principal dancer Wendy Whelan on Monday, April 27, in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event, which is presented in conjunction with Whelan’s April 28 performance of Restless Creature at the McCarter Theatre, is free and open to the public to observe.
Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, in collaboration with the English Department, the Muslim Life Program in the Office of Religious Life, the Program in Theater, and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, will present a panel on the dramaturgy of political violence and Muslims on U.S. stages on April 6 in the Friend Center Convocation Room (113) on the corner of William and Olden Streets. The panel will begin at 6:00 p.m. and feature Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, actor/writer Aasif Mandvi, playwright/producer Jamil Khoury, theater historian Neilesh Bose, and theater scholar Fawzia Afzal-Khan. The panel is organized by Afzal-Khan and Jill Dolan, Professor of Theater, Annan Professor in English, and Director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton. The event is free and open to the public.
Princeton University Art Museum has earned a spot alongside the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., and the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., on Fodor's Travel's "15 Best Small-Town Museums in the U.S." list.
Juli-anne Jensen, Advisor in the Arts, Non-Profit & Public Sector from Princeton University Career Services, will be hosting Office Hours every Tuesday this spring from 11 am – 1:30 pm in the student lounge on the 1st floor of 185 Nassau Street.
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.