Audiences are invited to join Princeton University students to screen recent independent films and meet the filmmakers as part of the Visual Arts Program course “World on a Wire: 12 Films, 12 Filmmakers.” One or two films are being screened each Thursday evening continuing through the end of April. All the films have been produced within the last 18 months and each of the filmmakers will be on hand to discuss their work and answer questions from the audience.
Lecturer in Visual Arts and sculptor/painter Pam Lins has been selected as a recipient of an unrestricted grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. Lins is one of 30 artists awarded $20,000 each to continue their work in painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, video, craft or multimedia.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance at Princeton University will present International Dance Platform: Contemporary Dance in Turkey, Poland, Canada, which brings seven international dancer-choreographers to Princeton for a series of master classes, a panel discussion, and informal performances. The series leads up to the New York Live Arts premiere of faculty member Rebecca Lazier’s new work “There Might Be Others.”
The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts will present a screening of student work in film and video from fall semester courses “How to Make a Film” taught by Keith Sanborn and “Documentary Filmmaking” taught by Princeton Arts Fellow Pacho Velez. The screening, which is free and open to the public, will be presented on Monday, February 8 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater, located on the first floor of 185 Nassau Street. A reception will follow the screening.
Students in the fall 2015 course “The Arts of Urban Transition” have spent the past semester using texts and methods from history, theater and dance to examine artists and works of art as agents of change in New York City and Detroit. Taught by historian Aaron Shkuda, Professor of Dance Judith Hamera, and Princeton Arts Fellow Aaron Landsman, the course explored such topics as artist relationships and the impact of urban arts initiatives.
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.