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aLL aBOUT art ARTS AT AMHERST/SPRING 2016

In This ISSUE NEW in 2016:

ral The Inaugu ^LitFest with NATIONAL BOOK AWARD- and PULITZER PRIZEWINNING AUTHORS

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SHAKESPEARE’S FIRST FOLIO COMES TO AMHERST

GREAT STUDENT ART BLOGS & PUBLICATIONS

➳ page 15 CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS: TOM FRIEDMAN WILLIAM KENTRIDGE ZANELE MUHOLI ➳ page 3

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SHAKESPEARE FIRST FOLIO, 1623. FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY.


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From the Collection

TOM FRIEDMAN: UNTITLED (FOUNDATION) Tuesday, Feb. 16–Sunday, June 26 ➛ Opening reception with the artist: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6–7:30 p.m. ➛ Gallery talk by the artist: Thursday, May 5, 6:30 p.m. Mead Art Museum

JOURNEYS IN SPACE AND MEMORY: URBAN SCENES AND LANDSCAPES BY RUSSIAN ARTISTS Through Spring 2016 ➛ Tour: Tuesday, March 8, 12:30 p.m. Webster Hall, Amherst Center for Russian Culture

SECOND-HAND READING: WILLIAM KENTRIDGE and ZANELE MUHOLI Tuesday, Feb. 16–Sunday, April 3 ➛ Opening reception: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6–7:30 p.m. Mead Art Museum

On Tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, his original 1623 First Folio is embarking on a cross-country tour. See it at Amherst College, the only Massachusetts stop for the traveling exhibi­tion, May 9–31.

FIRST FOLIO! THE BOOK THAT GAVE US SHAKESPEARE Monday–Tuesday, May 9–31 ➛ Opening reception: Monday, May 9, 6–8 p.m. Mead Art Museum

UNIMAGINABLE BY ONE MIND ALONE: EXQUISITE CORPSES FROM THE WILLIAM GREEN COLLECTION OF JAPANESE PRINTS Thursday, April 14–Sunday, July 24 Mead Art Museum SEA CHANGE: TRADE AND TRANSFORMATION IN THE AGE OF DISCOVERY AND BEYOND Through Spring 2016 Mead Art Museum

FACSIMILE OF ONE OF WILLIAM HENRY IRELAND’S FORGERIES, A PRIMITIVE PORTRAIT OF SHAKESPEARE. PUBLISHED FOR SAMUEL IRELAND, NORFOLK STREET, STRAND, DEC. 1, 1795. FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY.

SENIOR THESIS ART EXHIBITION Monday, April 25–Sunday, May 22 ➛ Opening reception: Thursday, April 28, 4:30 p.m. Fayerweather Hall

ZANELE MUHOLI (SOUTH AFRICAN, B. 1972), SOMNYAMA III (PARIS), 2014. © ZANELE MUHOLI, COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND YANCEY RICHARDSON GALLERY.

ALUMNI ART EXHIBITION Monday, Feb. 8–Friday, March 11 ➛ Discussion and reception with the artists: Thursday, Feb. 11, 4:30 p.m. Fayerweather Hall, Eli Marsh Gallery

EXHIBITIONS

NATASHA BLACKMORE ’15, CIRCUMSTANCE, 2015. STUDIO HONORS EXHIBITION, SPRING 2015.

Amherst Artists

Contemporary Art

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NEW MUSIC BY THE LYDIAN STRING QUARTET Saturday, Feb. 6, 4 p.m. Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall

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MUSIC BY DEMETRIUS SHAHMEHRI ’16 and ASA GOODWILLIE ’16 (SENIOR THESIS) Sunday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall

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RECOLLECTING THE DAYS AND MOMENTS: JAPANESE EXPERI­MENTAL CINEMA ➛ Curated by Tomonari Nishikawa ➛ Run time: 70 minutes Wednesday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. Keefe Campus Center Theater

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PERFORMED BY CHRIS AIKEN AND ANGIE HAUSER (PICTURED) WITH AMHERST PROFESSOR PAUL MATTESON DURING EVENING AT THE MEAD, FEB. 4.

ALUMNI ARTISTS PANEL DISCUSSION Thursday, Feb. 11, 4:30 p.m. Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall MUSIC BY STEVEN MOLITOR ’16 (SENIOR THESIS) Sunday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall

PHOTO BY JONATHAN HSU

SEE A DANCE IMPROVISATION PIECE CREATED AND

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EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION WITH ARTIST TOM FRIEDMAN Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6–7:30 p.m. Mead Art Museum

TWINE: AFTER TROY, BY ELENA MARIONE ’16 (SENIOR THESIS) Thursday, Feb. 18–Saturday, Feb. 20, 8 p.m. ➛ Free, reservations recommended: 413-542-2277 Kirby Theater

FROM JAPAN CENTERING ON IDEAS OF PERSONAL

MEMORY, FEB. 10.

STILL FROM ATARU SAKAGAMI’S A PLACE TO NAME (2015).

EXPERIMENTAL FILMS

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EVENING AT THE MEAD Thursday, Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m. Mead Art Museum

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STUDENTS TOOK A MASTER

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M@A PRESENTS BORROMEO STRING QUARTET Friday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m. ➛ Tickets required: amherst.universitytickets.com ➛ Free student rush tickets available at 7 p.m. Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall

CLASS WITH MEMBERS OF THE BORROMEO STRING QUARTET. SEE THE BORROMEO STRING QUARTET PERFORM ON CAMPUS, FEB. 19.

GALLERY GALA: MIDWINTER AT THE MEAD (ESPECIALLY FOR STUDENTS) Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Mead Art Museum MCBRIDE ’59 JAZZ COMMISSION SERIES CONCERT ➛ World premiere of piece composed by Alex Lee-Clark Saturday, Feb. 27, 8 p.m. Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall MEAD READS: THE IMPROBABILITY OF LOVE (2015) BY HANNAH ROTHSCHILD ➛ with MFA Boston curator Victoria Reed Sunday, Feb. 28, 2:30–3:30 p.m. Mead Art Museum

SEE EXCITING NEW WORKS BY CONTEMPORARY

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ARTIST TOM FRIEDMAN, CREATED IN RESPONSE TO ARTWORKS IN THE MEAD’S PERMANENT COLLECTION, FEB. 16.

DETAIL OF TOM FRIEDMAN (AMERICAN, B. 1965), MOTHER AND CHILD, 2016. © TOM FRIEDMAN. IMAGE COURTESY OF TOM FRIEDMAN STUDIO.

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IN OCTOBER 2015, AMHERST

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LECTURE, MAR. 3.

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➛ For details, visit amherst.edu/go/litfest

RAPAPORT LECTURE BY PHOTOGRAPHER PAUL GRAHAM Thursday, March 3, 4:30 p.m. Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall

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THE RIGHT MOVE, BY LARA MIN ’16 (SENIOR THESIS) Thursday, March 3–Saturday, March 5, 8 p.m. ➛ Free, reservations recommended: 413-542-2277 Holden Theater

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DIRECTING STUDIO ONE-ACTS Thursday, March 3–Thursday, March 10 Time and location details TBA: amherst.edu/arts

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“AFTER WYNTON: RETHINKING JAZZ CULTURES IN THE POST NEO-TRADITIONAL ERA” ➛ A talk by Professor David Ake (University of Miami) Friday, March 4, 4 p.m. Arms Music Center, Room 3

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AMHERST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORAL SOCIETY PRESENT FRANCIS POULENC’S GLORIA WITH SOPRANO SOLOIST CORRINE BYRNE Saturday, March 5, 8 p.m. Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall

› YEAR’S RAPAPORT

LitFest

With award-winning authors MARK BOWDEN, MICHAEL CHABON, ANGELA FLOURNOY, LAUREN GROFF ’01 and STACY SCHIFF

ENTER TO WIN: Text “LitFest” + your full name to 413-400-1050 and be entered to win an autographed copy of the New York Times best-selling novel Fates and Furies by LitFest author Lauren Groff ’01.

GRAHAM FOR THIS

THE AMHERST COLLEGE INAUGURAL

LitFest

Thursday, Mar. 3–Saturday, Mar. 5

JOIN DISTINGUISHED PHOTOGRAPHER PAUL

“STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT: MAPPING, GEOGRAPHY AND THE VISUAL CULTURES OF BLACKNESS” ➛ A talk by Professor Steven Nelson (UCLA) Wednesday, March 2, 4 p.m. Stirn Auditorium

Contest closes Mar. 2. One winner will be notified via text on Mar. 3. One entry per person. Your carrier’s standard message and data rates may apply.

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STILL FROM BETZY BROMBERG’S VOLUPTUOUS SLEEP, 2011.

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RUSSIAN CENTER ART GALLERY EXHIBITION TOUR Tuesday, March 8, 12:30 p.m. Webster Hall, Amherst Center for Russian Culture SCREENING OF VOLUPTUOUS SLEEP ➛ Run time: 95 minutes ➛ Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Betzy Bromberg Monday, March 21, 7 p.m. (OFF-CAMPUS) Hampshire College, Jerome Liebling 120

SEND HIM HOME, BY DAPHNE THOMPSON ’16 (SENIOR THESIS) Thursday, March 24–Saturday, March 26, 8 p.m. ➛ Free, reservations recommended: 413-542-2277 Holden Theater MEET AT THE MEAD: OUT TO SEA! (ESPECIALLY FOR FAMILIES) Saturday, March 26, noon–4 p.m. Mead Art Museum BOBBY BRADFORD (TRUMPET) AND HAFEZ MODIRZADEH (TENOR SAXOPHONE) IN CONCERT Wednesday, March 30, 6 p.m. Arms Music Center, Room 3

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SEE VOLUPTUOUS SLEEP, A MESMERIZING TWO-PART 16MM MEDITATION ON THE SEE LEGENDARY CALIFORNIA TRUMPETER BOBBY BRADFORD AND SAXOPHONIST

NUANCES OF LIGHT, SOUND AND FEELING

AS EVOKED THROUGH THE POETIC ARTIFICES OF CINEMA, MAR. 21.

HAFEZ MODIRZADEH PERFORM, MAR. 30.

(AT HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE)

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IMAGE OF BRADFORD COURTESY OF POMONA COLLEGE.

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M@A PRESENTS PACIFICA QUARTET WITH ANTHONY MCGILL (CLARINET) Saturday, April 2, 8 p.m. ➛ Tickets required: amherst.universitytickets.com ➛ Free student rush tickets available at 7 p.m. Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall

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GLEE CLUB PERFORMANCE Sunday, April 3, 3 p.m. (OFF-CAMPUS) Mount Holyoke College, Abbey Memorial Chapel

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ARABIC LITERATURE & CULTURE NIGHT, HOSTED BY THE COMMON AND THE FIVE COLLEGE ARABIC INITIATIVE Friday, April 8, 6:30–9 p.m. Coolidge Cage

UNIMAGINABLE BY ONE MIND ALONE EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, April 14, 6–7:30 p.m. Mead Art Museum ARTS AT AMHERST SPRING FESTIVAL Friday, April 15–Sunday, April 17 ➛ For details, visit amherst.edu/arts/festival GLEE CLUB CONCERT Saturday, April 16, 5 p.m. Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall

THE ANNUAL ARTS AT AMHERST

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SPRING FESTIVAL BRINGS ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, PERFORMERS, FILM­MAKERS

AMHERST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS CARMEN & ESPAÑA! Sunday, April 17, 7 p.m. Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall

AND AUDIENCES TOGETHER IN A CELEBRATION OF COLLABORATION AND DISCOVERY.

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STUDENT ARTS SHOWCASE (ESPECIALLY FOR STUDENTS) Tuesday, April 19, 8 p.m. Mead Art Museum

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OPERA: I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI BY VINCENZO BELLINI Libretto by Felice Romani, choreography by Idan Cohen, costume and set design by Suzanne Palmer Dougan Thursday, April 21, and Saturday, April 23, 8 p.m. Kirby Theater

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M@A PRESENTS SUSAN GRAHAM, MEZZO-SOPRANO Sunday, April 24, 3 p.m. ➛ Tickets required: amherst.universitytickets.com ➛ Free student rush tickets available at 2 p.m. Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall

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DIRECTING STUDIO DEVISED WORKS Sunday, April 24–Saturday, April 30 Time and location details TBA: amherst.edu/arts

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SCREENING OF 16MM EXPERIMENTAL FILMS ➛ Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Fern Silva Wednesday, April 27, 7 p.m. Keefe Campus Center

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SENIOR THESIS ART EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, April 28, 4:30 p.m. Fayerweather Hall

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AMHERST COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR PERFORMANCE Friday, April 29, 8 p.m. Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall

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AMHERST COLLEGE WOMEN’S CHORUS PERFORMANCE Saturday, April 30, 1 p.m. Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall

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AMHERST COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE Saturday, April 30, 8 p.m. Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall

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AMHERST COLLEGE JAZZ COMBOS PERFORMANCE Sunday, May 1, and Monday, May 2, 7 p.m. Arms Music Center, Room 7

Art Student Corner

EVENING AT THE MEAD WITH CONTEMPORARY ARTIST TOM FRIEDMAN Thursday, May 5, 6:30 p.m. Mead Art Museum

SEVEN DEVILS AND A FRENCH NUN, BY RON BASHFORD AND CARINE MONTBERTRAND Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, 8 p.m. Webster Hall, Studio 3

AC Voice | web publication acvoice.com

BASHFORD ’88’s NEW PLAY SEVEN DEVILS

AND A FRENCH NUN,

The Amherst Student | web and print newspaper amherststudent.amherst.edu

DERIVED FROM THE LIFE OF SOEUR JEANNE DES ANGES, THE URSULINE NUN AT THE HEART OF

ADD TO THIS LIST: Know of a student-run/ arts-related blog or publication at Amherst? Email artsmuse@ amherst.edu to have it considered for the fall issue.

THE SO-CALLED LOUDUN POSSESSIONS IN 17TH-CENTURY FRANCE, MAY 6–7.

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AMHERST COLLEGE MADRIGAL SINGERS PERFORMANCE Sunday, May 8, 4 p.m. Octagon FIRST FOLIO EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION Monday, May 9, 6–8 p.m. Mead Art Museum MEAD FAMILY WORKSHOP: FROM PAGE TO STAGE Saturday, May 14, noon–2 p.m. Mead Art Museum COMMENCEMENT CHORAL CONCERT Saturday, May 21, 9:15 p.m. Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall

SHAKESPEARE FIRST FOLIO, 1623. FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY.

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From music op-eds and food photog­raphy to in-depth analyses of visual culture, Amherst’s student-run blogs and publications offer something for everyone. Many are submission-based and welcome your ideas and input. Check them out online and look for print copies on campus:

AC Beat | online music magazine facebook.com/acbeat

SEE PROFESSOR RON

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STUDENT-RUN ART BLOGS & PUBLICATIONS

Amherst Soul | web publication amherstsoul.com Circus Magazine | literary arts magazine facebook.com/ circusmagazineamherst Humans of Amherst College | blog humansofamherst.tumblr.com Pioneer Creative | videos pioneercreative.org Taste Magazine | multidisciplinary food magazine actaste.wordpress.com

Looking for an awesome place to study?

You’re in luck… the Mead Art Museum’s Rotherwas Room is as stimulating as it is cozy, and it’s open until midnight on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the academic term. Find it on the first-year quad, behind James and Stearns dormitories.

Photographers Wanted Whether you’re new to photography or already comfortable behind the camera, consider applying for a paid student photographer position in Amherst’s Communications Office. You’ll set your own hours around classes, studying and extracurricular activities. Experience with photography and Photoshop are a plus. Email artsmuse@amherst. edu for more info. 15


ARTS AT AMHERST/SPRING 2016 Get in FREE. All events and exhibits are FREE for Amherst students. Need more info? Visit amherst.edu/arts for event details and updates. Subscribe and get art-related news delivered to you: amherst.edu/arts/mailing-list Amherst Arts & Museums @amherstarts @amherstarts amherstarts.tumblr.com Sponsored by The Arts at Amherst Initiative and the Office of Communications Š 2016

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