This week in Arts Buzz: new artwork, old legacies and a trio of lectures in between.
ARTS & CULTURE
› New Artist Exhibits ~ The Department of Art & Design presents two new exhibits. Attention Please, by Tanya Harnett, showcases original artwork inspired by the notions of Aboriginal identity, history, spirituality and place. In Tagged, Marilène Oliver uses scanning technologies such as MRI, CT and PET to create artwork inspired by the interior of the body. October 24 – November 10, FAB Gallery. Opening Reception, Thursday October 26, 7 – 10 p.m.
› Annual Tova Yedlin Lecture ~ The Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies is pleased to present their annual Tova Yedlin Lecture, “Myth, Politics and Empire: The Jews of Habsburg Bukovina” with David Rechter, Professor of Modern Jewish History, University of Oxford. Tuesday, October 24, at 5 p.m. Telus Centre Auditorium 150.
› Controversial Commemorations ~ Recent calls to change the names of schools, neighbourhoods and parks, and for the removal of statues, plaques and other memorials to prominent people such as John A. Macdonald and Frank Oliver have generated heated and contentious public debate. In response, the Department of History and Classics presents Controversies Over Commemoration: John A. Macdonald, Frank Oliver and other Contested Legacies panel discussion this Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Humanities L 1.
› Research Colloquium ~ The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies presents their next Research Colloquium: Dr. Shifra Armon – Skepticism and Science on the Spanish Stage: 1665-1765. Tuesday, October 24, 3:30 p.m. pm, 2017 3:30 – 5 p.m.
› Egyptian Landscapes ~ The Edmonton Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) in conjunction with the Department of History and Classics is pleased to announce the first of its 2017-2018 evening lectures. Join Caitlin (CornellU) for Domesticating Empire: “Egyptian Landscapes in the Casa dell’Efebo, Pompeii”, Thursday, October 26 at 7 p.m. in Tory B 87.
THIS AND THAT
› United Way Campaign ~ In our community, 120,000 people are living in poverty, and 40,000 of those are children and youth. These numbers are not just statistics. They are our neighbours, friends, family members, colleagues and many students here at the U of A. Between October 11 and 27, please take the time to learn more about the campaign and to donate, and if you want to know how the United Way saves lives, read Nicola Dakers story here.
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