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Film & Performance
July 18, 7pm
CF's Summer Film Series: Exit Through The Gift Shop

Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture with Dr. Patricia J. Graham

Feb 18, 2015, 6:30pm
Singer Hall Simply put, Japanese design is a significant contribution to world cultural heritage. What exactly is the singular attraction of Japanese design? Why does it speak so clearly to so many people all over the world? The Japanese sensibility often possesses an intuitive, emotional appeal, whether it is a silk kimono, a carefully raked garden path, a teapot, or a contemporary work of art. In her just-published book, Dr. Graham explains how this aesthetic based in fine craftsmanship and simplicity developed. Accompanied by a light supper buffet. FREE for Asian Arts Council members. $20 for the general public.  To receive your free AAC tickets you must log in to your Membership account. If you do not know your Membership account logi... (View more)

Celestial Sleuth: Using Astronomy to Date Monet’s Étretat, Sunset

Mar 18, 2015, 7pm
Whiteman Hall Speaker: Donald W. Olson, professor at Texas State University and author of Celestial Sleuth: Using Astronomy to Solve Mysteries in Art, History and Literature.  How do astronomical methods make it possible to identify celestial objects and to calculate dates and times for night-sky paintings by Vincent van Gogh and J. M. W. Turner? Why is there a blood-red sky in Edvard Munch’s The Scream? On what dates did Ansel Adams create his moonrise photographs in Yosemite?  To answer questions like these, faculty and students from Texas State University have made research trips to the relevant sites and have published a series of articles over the last two decades, applying astronomy to art. This talk will focus on a resea... (View more)