Past Events

Image of an artwork by John Herschend.
Artworks by Jonn Herschend
Exhibit
Tuesday, Oct 25, 2005 to Sunday, Jan 15, 2006
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

An MFA Candidate at UC Berkeley, Jonn Herschend has exhibited at locations around the Bay Area, and in Portland, Nashville, and Norway. In 2002 he was artist in residence at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Hershend’s works have been critiqued in The New York Times Magazine and the San Francisco Examiner. He serves on the board for Out of Site, the center for art and architecture in San Francisco.

With Avenali Resident Fellow Daniel Mason
Thursday, Oct 13, 2005 | 4:00 pm
220 Stephens Hall
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United States
With Avenali Resident Fellow Suman Mukherjee
Thursday, Sep 22, 2005 to Friday, Sep 23, 2005
Durham Studio Theater
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United States

Suman Mukherjee, eminent theater director from India and Townsend Center Visiting Artist in Residence, directs Professor Sudipto Chatterjee in a solo-performance piece on the life, times and music of Lalon Phokir, the saint-composer of the multireligious “Baul” of Bengal.

Photo of Suman Mukherjee.
With Avenali Resident Fellow Suman Mukherjee
Thursday, Sep 15, 2005 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Public discussion with Suman Mukherjee.

Image of an intricate, vibrant, almost abstract painting of trees by Saule Suleimenova.
Paintings by Saule Suleimenova
Exhibit
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2005 to Thursday, Oct 20, 2005
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Saule Suleimenova’s style, says art historian and professor A. Mukhambetova, “is deeply individual and instantly recognizable. Many influences make up its pedigree, including European expressionism, symbolism and dada, the decorative component of Central Asian miniatures, Kazakh ornamental style…One should add God-given talent and hard work by the soul and mind, a unique psyche, both sensitive and dynamic, plus a heightened reaction to falsity, both in life and in creative work.”

Photo of J. Ignacio Diaz de Rábago's installation of floating balls over a walkway, mounted by strings.
Sketches of Art Installations by J. Ignacio Diaz de Rábago
Exhibit
Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 to Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Rábago draws on his training in sculpture and painting to create large-scale, site-specific public art installations. His award-winning work has been exhibited widely at museums and galleries throughout Europe. He is particularly known for his Babel towers, monumental works made entirely out of books that he has installed in libraries in Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and elsewhere. This exhibit featured sketches by Diaz de Rábago of proposed installations for sites across the UC Berkeley campus.

With Avenali Resident Fellow Gareth Stedman Jones
Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 | 4:00 pm
3335 Dwinelle Hall
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United States

A conversation with Catherine Gallagher (English).

Old photograph of four children holding Norway flags.
A traveling collection of the Norwegian Consulate
Exhibit
Thursday, Apr 7, 2005 to Monday, Apr 11, 2005
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Photographs and texts presenting the story of Jewish life in Norway as it flourished in the period from 1851 until the Second World War.

Photo of Gareth Stedman Jones .
With Avenali Resident Fellow Gareth Stedman Jones
Wednesday, Apr 6, 2005 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

A conversation with Paul Thomas (Political Science).

With Avenali Lecturer Joan Acocella
Friday, Feb 25, 2005 | 3:15 pm
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United States

A discussion with Joan Acocella specifically geared toward undergraduates, on dance, gender, and life at The New Yorker.

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