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This Week in Arts and Letters

 

Thursday, Jan. 12, 4 p.m.

“Arguments about Art in the 19th Century”

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton Campus

Tickets: $20 at www.fauvents.com , 561-297-6124 or at the door

FAU faculty, staff, students FREE

Karen Leader, Ph.D., visual arts and art history professor, surveys the Paris art world from the mid-19 th century to the fin-siècle, a period in which the visual arts underwent significant change. While looking at individual artists, the emphasis will be on major themes and debates. It was the period that saw the emergence of art criticism as professional practice, the establishment of the dealer-gallery marketing of contemporary artists, and the challenges to the prevailing academic system. In addition, the barriers preventing women artists from participating in the fruits of this growing enterprise will be considered, as well as the influence of France’s colonial enterprises. Works comfortably ensconced as “masterpieces” will be interrogated anew through the lens of art history’s critical eye.  

 

Sunday, Jan. 15, 3 p.m.

“Circles” with Heather Coltman

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton Campus

Tickets: $20 at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0D0050F6A748968F?brand=fau#efeat4211 ,

561-297-6124 or at the door

FAU Faculty, staff, students FREE

Join pianist Heather Coltman, violinist Laura Klugherz and cellist Claudio Jaffe for exciting  performances of great masterworks that demonstrate the "circle of musical influence." Starting with Beethoven, who was admired by Brahms, who in turn inspired Turina to write his exquisite "Circulo," these exuberant performers will take you 360 degrees in one special afternoon.

 

Sunday, Jan. 15, 4 p.m.

“Reflections of a Holocaust Survivor”

Performing Arts Building, room 101, FAU Boca Raton campus

Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Information: 561-297-2979

Holocaust survivor Norman Frajman was born in the city of Warsaw, Poland, which was occupied by the Germans in 1939.  Norman was only 10 years old at that time. He experienced and witnessed the heroic Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1943 and together with his mother, sister and other survivors, was taken to the extermination camp of Majdanek where his mother and only sister were murdered, along with extended family numbering more than 100 people.

 

Thursday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m.

Opening reception for “Community Justice: The Black Panther Party and Other Civil Rights Movements”

Exhibition runs through Saturday, March 4

Ritter Gallery, FAU Boca Raton campus

Free and open to the public

www.fau.edu/galleries or 561-297-2966

The “Community Justice” exhibition will feature photography, film/video and vintage and digital print materials that highlight various social justice movements, including the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement.

 

Thursday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Florida Dreaming Exhibition Artist Talks with Adler Guerrier and Kathleen Hudspeth

Performing Arts Building, room 101, FAU Boca Raton

Free and open to the public

Information: www.fau.edu/galleries or 561-297-2966

 

Sunday, Jan. 22, 4 p.m.

“The Longest Hated Renewed: Reflections on Today’s Antisemitism” with Professor Alvin H. Rosenfeld

Performing Arts Building, room 101, FAU Boca Raton

Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Information at 561-297-2979

Rosenfeld, professor of English and Jewish Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, received his Ph.D. from Brown University in 1967 and has taught at Indiana University since 1968.

 

Thursday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m.

Repertory Dance Theatre Ensemble

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Tickets: $20

www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

FAU faculty, staff, alumni $15; students $12

 

Thursday, Jan. 26 – Sunday, Feb. 12

Theatre Lab at FAU presents “Motherland,” by Alison Gregory

Theatre Lab, Parliament Hall Residence Hall, FAU Boca Raton

Tickets: $35 at www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124

FAU students, faculty and staff $10 cash at the door on availability.

A self-made woman does her crafty best to protect her wayward children, keep her food truck business thriving, and impart some kind of moral code in a city battling collapse. In “Motherland,” grit, guile, and guns are everyday parenting tools, and hope comes at a cost.

 

Monday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.

“A New President Confronts the World” with Jeffrey Morton

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Tickets: $25 at www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124

 

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