Theatre critic and scholar Fintan O’Toole will present the 2016 Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture entitled, “Carnival and Ruin: Looting in the 1916 Rising,” on Friday, February 12 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. Part of the 2015-16 Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University, the event is free and open to the public.
Award-winning poet Claudia Rankine will read from her work on Wednesday, February 10, as part of the Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series of the Program in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts. After the reading, Tracy K. Smith, director of the Program in Creative Writing, will join Claudia Rankine for an onstage conversation. The event, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, is free and open to the public.
Professor of Creative Writing Edmund White has been named New York’s 11th State Author by Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with former Creative Writing faculty member Yusef Komunyakaa as the State Poet.
Brian Eugenio Herrera, assistant professor in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University, has received the prestigious George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for his book, Latin Numbers: Playing Latino in Twentieth-Century U.S. Popular Performance, which examines Latino representation and Latino artists in American theater and culture.
Four North Dakota tribal colleges hosted visits from Princeton University Lewis Center for the Arts Lecturer Daniel Heyman and UND art faculty Kim Fink and Lucy Ganje. During these visits, they spoke with 12 tribal members and created their portraits.
Demetrius Oliver: Canicular, a new publication showcasing the work of Lecturer in Visual Arts Demetrius Oliver, is now available. The book documents Oliver's 2014 installation at The Print Center in Philadelphia, in which he transformed the gallery spaces into an observatory.
Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts named Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith as the new director of the University’s Program in Creative Writing. Smith, a Professor of Creative Writing on the Princeton faculty since 2005, succeeds National Book Award finalist and poet Susan Wheeler, who has led the program since 2011.
Work by Lecturer in Visual Arts Eve Aschheim and recent graduate Gerardo Veltri ’15 will be featured in Living Threads, a summer invitational exhibition at The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture.
The Program in Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University is pleased to announce that Deana Lawson and Jeff Whetstone will join the photography faculty. Both appointments will commence September 1, 2015.
Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf is featured on the HuffPost Arts & Culture blog this week. She writes about how to make Broadway musical theater more diverse and how to empower kids along the way.