Arts & Culture

Speakers dissect art’s role in decolonizing institutions

Speakers dissect art’s role in decolonizing institutions

October 24, 2018 0 comments

Amin Husain and Nitasha Dhillon from the group MTL Collective analyzed activist efforts during recent global crises through the lens of modern art in a talk Tuesday at Pembroke Hall.

“SORRY, A Live Listening Party” was presented by audio storytelling collective “Now Here This” at the RISD Museum’s new exhibition, “Repair and Design Futures.”

“Now Here This” performs at new RISD exhibition

October 22, 2018 0 comments

“Dear listeners, apologies for our late response. … We’ve been busy making stories about what it means to apologize,” said Mitchell Johnson ’18.5 and Alex Hanesworth ’20, managing editors of Brown and Rhode Island School of Design’s joint audio storytelling collective “Now Here This.”

Mitski, the New York City based singer-songwriter, performed at the House of Blues in Boston October 20 as part of her U.S. tour.  Her fifth studio album “Be The Cowboy” features three singles.

Mitski’s latest album offers listeners emotional complexity

October 22, 2018 0 comments

Mitski’s latest album “Be the Cowboy” distills complex emotions; in her clear voice, the artist captures love and loneliness.

“Repair and Design Futures” highlights the themes of repair and transformation, both literally and metaphorically, through pieces from the Rhode Island School of Design’s permanent collection as well as the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology.

RISD Museum exhibit delves into repair, renewal

October 19, 2018 0 comments

The Rhode Island School of Design Museum’s latest exhibition, “Repair and Design Futures,” opened its nine-month run Oct. 5.

Isabel Hofmeyr, a professor of African literature at the University of Witwatersrand and a professor of English at New York University, delivered a lecture on the British Empire’s colonial censorship of literature in South Africa.

Lecture contextualizes South African colonial literature

October 18, 2018 0 comments

Professor Isabel Hofmeyr opened her lecture Monday evening by taking the audience underwater. At the start of her talk, she detailed the dumping of books deemed unacceptable by the British Empire’s custom houses into what she termed “Davy Jones’ library.”

A packed Salomon Center heard photography critic Teju Cole discuss photos he has critiqued for the New York Times Magazine.

Teju Cole’s photos cross disciplinary lines

October 15, 2018 0 comments

Teju Cole, New York Times Magazine photography columnist and professor of the practice of creative writing at Harvard, spoke to an almost fully packed Salomon 101 Monday night.

Mark Seto will lead the orchestra’s first concert of the semester Oct. 20 and Oct. 21. He comes to the University from Connecticut College.

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New orchestra director talks background, future projects

October 15, 2018 0 comments

Last May, the Department of Music announced that Mark Seto would serve as the new director of the Brown University Orchestra effective July 1. Prior to this appointment, Seto was an associate professor of music and director of the Connecticut College Orchestra.

Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Gemma Chan (left to right, above) starred in the film “Crazy Rich Asians,” which was the subject of a University panel last week. Professors and graduate students discussed how wealth, class and ethnicity were depicted in  the film, a romantic comedy that has sparked discussion since its release.

University panel discusses film “Crazy Rich Asians”

October 15, 2018 0 comments

he film “Crazy Rich Asians” has sparked discussions since its release. In efforts to create a space for open dialogue on how the film impacts and portrays both Asian American and wider Asian communities, student groups held a panel and critical discussion forum last Thursday in List Auditorium.

The John Hay Comic Book Collection includes roughly 60,000 comics viewable by request and is currently expanding its offerings. Six comics will be displayed during Family Weekend.

Hay Library invites class of 2021 to explore collections

October 15, 2018 0 comments

The John Hay Library held an open house for sophomores in the Lownes Room this past Friday. The room featured a variety of items drawn from the Hay’s major collections to showcase the manifold subject interests attended to by the library.

Slowdive’s “Souvlaki” celebrates 25 years of influence on indie rock

October 15, 2018 0 comments

English indie band Slowdive celebrates the 25th anniversary of their seminal 1993 LP “Souvlaki” this year.