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The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Programs in Dance and Visual Arts at Princeton University will present Excess, a multimedia, interactive performance work conceived by senior Alex Quetell that builds and deconstructs a party to reveal the dissonances propagated in the human pursuit of technology and progress. Performances will be held April 27 and 28 at 8:30 p.m. and April 29 at 8:00 and 10:30 p.m. at the Patricia and Ward Hagan’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The performances are free and open to the public, however participation at each performance is limited and reservations are recommended at arts.princeton.edu/excess.

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The Visual Arts Program at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present “Privacy Settings” by Princeton senior Emily Madrigal. Sculpturally and photographically, this exhibition reflects on the artist’s childhood and her critique of social media. The work will be on view April 24th through April 28th in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street with an opening reception on April 27th at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

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Audiences are invited to join Princeton University students to screen recent independent films and videos and meet filmmakers, musicians and scholars as part of a semester-long series focusing on sound in film, Sonic Cinema: Sounding Resistance. The series is presented by the Visual Arts Program of the Lewis Center for the Arts and is in conjunction with the spring course “Sonic Cinema: Music, Noise, and the Moving Image” taught by Visiting Associate Professor Amy Herzog, who curated the series. Films and videos will be screened on select Tuesdays through the end of April. Filmmakers, musicians and scholars associated with the work will be on hand to discuss the work and answer questions from the audience.

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On Wednesday, April 19, poet John Ashbery and screenwriter and director Jim Jarmusch will read from their work as part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University. The reading, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in McCosh Hall, Room 50, on the Princeton campus, is free and open to the public. Ashbery will be appearing via Skype. (Note: this reading is not being held in the usual venue at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center.)

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The Visual Arts Program of the Lewis Center for the Arts will present an exhibition of recent work in a wide range of media by juniors in the Program opening April 19 and running through May 5 in the James S. Hall ’34 Memorial Gallery in Butler College on the Princeton University campus. The gallery is open to the public weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. An opening reception will take place on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. A screening of short films by two juniors in the Program will be presented on May 4 at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ‘32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The exhibition, reception, and screening are free and open to the public.

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The Visual Arts Program in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University and the Princeton Garden Theatre will present a special screening of Princeton alumni Todd and Jedd Wider’s documentary God Knows Where I Am as a part of the new collaborative film series Cinema Today. Followed by an in-person discussion with the filmmakers and actor Lori Singer, the screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13 at the Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street. Tickets are available to the public through the Garden Theatre online or at the box office; Princeton University students, faculty and staff may reserve a free ticket with ID at the Garden Theatre box office.

The Visual Arts Program at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present “Knot Knot,” an exhibition visually exploring family roots and oral histories of farming, slavery, and rural ghettos by Princeton senior Alexis Foster, and “IЯIƧ,” an exhibition of paintings examining technology, cognition, and the digital aesthetic through pop art and optical illusion by Princeton senior Crystal Qian. Foster’s work will be on view April 10 through April 14 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street with an opening reception on April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery. Qian’s work will be exhibited on the second floor of the Frist Campus Center on the Princeton University campus April 10 through 21with an opening reception on April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center. The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.

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Audiences are invited to join Princeton University students to screen recent independent films and videos and meet filmmakers, musicians and scholars as part of a semester-long series focusing on sound in film, Sonic Cinema: Sounding Resistance. The series is presented by the Visual Arts Program of the Lewis Center for the Arts and is in conjunction with the spring course “Sonic Cinema: Music, Noise, and the Moving Image” taught by Visiting Associate Professor Amy Herzog, who curated the series. Films and videos will be screened on select Tuesdays through the end of April. Filmmakers, musicians and scholars associated with the work will be on hand to discuss the work and answer questions from the audience.

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Audiences are invited to join Princeton University students to screen recent independent films and videos and meet filmmakers, musicians and scholars as part of a semester-long series focusing on sound in film, Sonic Cinema: Sounding Resistance. The series is presented by the Visual Arts Program of the Lewis Center for the Arts and is in conjunction with the spring course “Sonic Cinema: Music, Noise, and the Moving Image” taught by Visiting Associate Professor Amy Herzog, who curated the series. Films and videos will be screened on select Tuesdays through the end of April. Filmmakers, musicians and scholars associated with the work will be on hand to discuss the work and answer questions from the audience. On April 4 “Serious Games: Sound, Torture, and Acoustemologies of Violence” will feature presentation of works by Harun Farocki and discussion with musicologists Suzanne G. Cusick and William Cheng at the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street.

The Program in Visual Arts at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present “G(oo/ew),”an exhibition of sculptural paintings exploring the dichotomy of beauty and revulsion by Princeton senior Anna Kalfaian, and “Everything's for $ale,” an exhibition of works in a range of media exploring social status, wealth and privilege by Princeton senior Nathan Makarewicz. Their work will be on view March 27 through March 31 in the Lucas Gallery and Room 301, respectively, at 185 Nassau Street. An opening reception with Makarewicz will be held on March 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 301, and an opening reception with Kalfaian will be held on March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery. The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.

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Lighting and projection designer David Bengali, performance artist and poet Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, and writer Erika L. Sánchez have been named Princeton University Arts Fellows for 2017-19 and will begin two years of teaching and community collaboration in September. The Arts Fellows program of the Lewis Center for the Arts provides support for early-career artists who have demonstrated both extraordinary promise and a record of achievement in their fields with the opportunity to further their work while teaching within a liberal arts context. Funded in part by the Mellon Foundation, Fellows are selected for a two-year residency to teach a course each semester or, in lieu of a course, to undertake an artistic assignment that deeply engages undergraduate students, such as directing a play, conducting a music ensemble, or choreographing a dance piece. Fellows are expected to be active members of the University's intellectual and artistic community while in residence; in return, they are provided the resources and spaces necessary to their work.

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The Visual Arts Program in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University and the Princeton Garden Theatre will present a special screening of Professor of Visual Arts Su Friedrich’s new documentary I Cannot Tell You How I Feel and her 2005 short diary film Seeing Red as a part of the collaborative film series Cinema Today. Followed by an in-person discussion with filmmaker Friedrich, the screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 16 at the Garden Theatre. Tickets ranging from $6 to $11 are available to the public at princetongardentheatre.org; free to Princeton University students, faculty and staff with ID at the Garden Theatre box office.

The Visual Arts Program of the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present “&thunk,” an exhibition of collages by senior Aubree Andres, and “Talking to You is Exhausting,” an exhibition of portraits and text-based paintings by senior Yankia Ned. Their work will be on view March 13 through March 17 in Room 301 and the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. An opening reception with Andres will be held on March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 301, and an opening reception with Ned will be held on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lucas Gallery. The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.

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The Visual Arts Program in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University and the Princeton Garden Theatre will present a special screening of Afia Nathaniel’s award-winning film "Dukhtar (Daughter)," opening the spring edition of the collaborative film series Cinema Today. Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, the screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 at the Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street. Tickets ranging from $6 to $11 are available to the public at princetongardentheatre.org; tickets are free to Princeton University students, faculty and staff with ID at the Garden Theatre box office.