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FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of November 8, 2010

BOCA RATON, FL (November 8, 2010) – Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:

FAU Jupiter Library Gallery Hosts ‘You Were Almost Extinct Too’ Exhibition by Derek Weisberg

The free exhibition runs through Friday, December 3, at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. For more information, call 561-799-8530 or visit

The “You Were Almost Extinct Too” exhibition by California artist Derek Weisberg features works created with ceramic, wood and mixed media. The artist used found wood and objects from the local neighborhoods to give his work a sense of place in the university community. Weisberg’s evocative figurative sculptures are detailed, especially in the faces, which take on more individualistic characteristics. The exhibition is not only visually interesting, but brings up tougher issues, such as life and death, and sadness and loss. Weisberg is the first ceramic sculptor to show his work in the MacArthur Campus library gallery space. The library’s hours are Sundays from 12:30 to 11 p.m.; Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. 

FAU’s University Galleries Presents Linda Nochlin with a Conversation on Art History

This free lecture will take place on Wednesday, December 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the Schmidt Gallery on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. For more information, call 56-297-3870. 

Linda Nochlin, a Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art, from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, is one of the most influential art historians and feminist thinkers of the past 50 years.    


About Florida Atlantic University:

Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. For more information, visit

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