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Masque and Triangle stages outdoor production of The Taming of the Shrew

April 23, 2014

In honor of the Bard’s 450th birthday today, here are some pictures from Colgate’s production of The Taming of the Shrew. The student theater group Masque and Triangle performed the play last weekend on the Merrill House lawn. Photos by Anna Heil ’16

“Sit by my side, and let the world slip: we shall ne’er be younger.”
― William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew
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A Dream Play debuts

April 3, 2014
A rehearsal shot from A Dream Play, directed by Simona Giurgea

Rehearsal shot from A Dream Play, directed by Simona Giurgea and produced by English 259: Performance 1 students

How do we interpret and express our dreams? Twelve theater majors have set out to answer this question, among others, with the spring University Theater production of A Dream Play.

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Oscar-nominated director discusses evil and empathy

March 13, 2014
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Two of the murderers featured in The Act of Killing, Adi Zulkadry (left) and Anwar Congo (right), have makeup applied for their scenes. Images courtesy of Drafthouse Films

When Joshua Oppenheimer, the director of The Act of Killing, spoke in Golden Auditorium last Friday, he described his Oscar-nominated film as a tightrope between empathy and repulsion. Read more


Professor Linn Underhill’s photography hits Close to Home

March 11, 2014
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PLENTY: Davy from Professor Linn Underhill’s Close to Home exhibition.

Associate Professor of Art and Art History Linn Underhill is currently featuring her photography in an exhibition titled Close to Home, on view at the Clifford Gallery until April 4. Read more


Examining the history of the Holocaust through art

February 25, 2014
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Figure 4 from the One Day, One Woman, One Child exhibition

Striking images of Holocaust victims overlaid with paint and text stare back at viewers as they encounter the pieces in the exhibition One Day, One Woman, One Child — which will be in the Longyear Museum of Anthropology until this Friday.  Read more


Professor Knecht to deluge viewers at arts center in Brooklyn

February 4, 2014
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A still from Professor John Knecht’s animated short film Deluge

This Sunday, February 9, Professor John Knecht will be screening his animated short film Deluge and other works at UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art in Brooklyn. Knecht is the Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor of art and art history and film and media studies. Read more


Artist Creighton Michael to work with students on exhibition for Clifford Art Gallery

October 18, 2013

Colgate’s Clifford Art Gallery and the Department of Art and Art History will host an exhibition by artist Creighton Michael P’14 titled “Pattern Play” from October 23 through January 29, 2014.

The showing, which is free and open to the public, will feature a lecture by Michael at 4:30 p.m. October 23 in Golden Auditorium in Little Hall. A reception will follow.

This is the seventh exhibition in Michael’s Dimensional Drawing Project, which began nine years ago at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica.

For this exhibition, Michael will collaborate with Colgate students to create a site-specific installation intended to expand definitions of drawing and to understand drawing’s relationship to other marking systems such as musical notation, calligraphy, and choreography.

At the close of the exhibition in January 2014, a musical composition inspired by the works will be performed in the Clifford Art Gallery. Michael will also premiere his new video installation, “Shadows-Speak,” which appears as a subtle play of light and shadow dancing to the taps of a typewriter’s keys.


Emmy-winner Audrey Morrissey ’89 says Colgate has strong presence in entertainment field

October 8, 2013
Audrey Morrissey '89 won an Emmy for her work as an executive producer of the NBC show, The Voice.

Audrey Morrissey ’89 won an Emmy for her work as an executive producer of the NBC show, The Voice.

A  Swinging ‘Gates alumna has added an Emmy to her list of accomplishments.

Audrey Morrissey ’89 received the award in September for her work as one of five executive producers of The Voice, a television show in its fifth season on NBC. The show’s producers were given the award for outstanding reality program that uses a competition format.

“Having produced music-based award shows for most of my career, I know the army of talented and dedicated people it takes to mount award-show scale performances week after week. Receiving an award from your peers recognizing the tireless efforts of the team is incredibly humbling and gratifying,” Morrissey said.

The job presents challenges that include thinking of how to keep things fresh without losing the show’s core values, staying on schedule, and finding the right song for each contestant, a critical project that keeps the music department busy for weeks, Morrissey said.

“I think people would be very surprised to know how much time and effort goes into choosing the right song for the contestants to sing each week,” she said.

Morrissey, a native of Wilton, Conn., was an English major and a music minor at Colgate.

Her first job after graduation was with MTV, which she landed when her friend and fellow Swinging ‘Gates member Jennifer Dowd ’87 referred her to Douglas Wilson ’88.

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Professor Elizabeth Marlowe challenges the art world to get ‘grounded’

October 7, 2013

Elizabeth Marlowe, assistant professor of art and art history, started with some big questions at a recent colloquium: “What can we learn from a work of ancient art?  Will it teach us new things or reinforce what we already know?”

In addressing those questions, Marlowe highlighted the lack of attention paid to the origins of art pieces that have inhabited museums for more than a century, and how that can completely change how we view the artwork.

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Colgate Reads initiative helped spark discussion far and wide

October 2, 2013
Colgate Reads participants shared a conversation around "Tenth of December."

Colgate Reads participants shared a conversation around “Tenth of December.”

From Lawrence Hall to Hamilton Central School to a high school in New Jersey, the distinctive black-and-white cover of George Saunders’s Tenth of December seemed to be everywhere this summer — the visual cue to the inaugural Colgate Reads program.

Colgate Reads was simple: read a story, discuss the story. Approximately 2,150 people joined in to read the title story of Saunders’s new collection, surpassing the goal of 2,013 participants. Read more


Convocation 2013 address by Mary Ann Calo, Batza Professor of Art and Art History

August 29, 2013
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Mary Ann Calo, Batza Professor of Art and Art History; Director, Division of Arts and Humanities

(Note: These are prepared remarks by Mary Ann Calo, Batza Professor of Art and Art History; Director, Division of Arts and Humanities, given at Colgate’s 193rd convocation.)

Greetings to President Herbst, Dean Hicks, my colleagues on the faculty, and of course a warm welcome to the class of 2017, our transfer students and their families.

It is a great honor to stand before you tonight and I want to thank the President and the Dean for this opportunity. You have already spent many hours in conversation with advisors and peers and received extensive orientation to various aspects of life at Colgate. The semester starts tomorrow and my job is to welcome you to our scholarly community—specifically to the classroom and the intellectual adventure you are about to begin. Read more


Architect David Adjaye presents design for Center for Art and Culture

July 1, 2013
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Scale model photo by Andrew Daddio.

It was standing-room only at the Colgate Inn on Thursday evening, June 27, when architect David Adjaye revealed to the Hamilton community his firm’s design for the university’s proposed Center for Art and Culture (CAC).

Adjaye began by describing elements in the surrounding area that his team considered in designing the center. In addition to the surrounding landscape and its geology, he said that agrarian structures as well as “the idea of striafied, articulated volumes” like the historic Hamilton Village Hall with its windowed cupola became inspirations. “All of this has come together to inform how we look at making a high-quality, sustainable, and environmentally responsive building that also creates a fantastic environment for art.” Read more


Noongar artwork on view at Picker Art Gallery before return to Australia

May 31, 2013
This 1949 painting by Reynold Hart is called "A Native Corroboree." It is one of the 119 indigenous artworks going from Colgate to Curtin University in Western Australia.

This 1949 painting by Reynold Hart is called “A Native Corroboree.” It is one of the 119 indigenous artworks going from Colgate to Curtin University in Western Australia. 

In April, Colgate announced that it is giving 119 indigenous artworks to Curtin University in Western Australia.

Prior to the artwork being transported to Australia, there will be two showings in the Clifford Gallery, which is on the first floor of Colgate’s Little Hall.

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Colgate University, Curtin University expand collaboration with Colgate’s gift of indigenous art

May 7, 2013
This 1949 painting by Reynold Hart is called "A Native Corroboree." It is one of the 119 indigenous artworks going from Colgate to Curtin University in Western Australia.

This 1949 painting by Reynold Hart is called “A Native Corroboree.” It is one of the 119 indigenous artworks going from Colgate to Curtin University in Western Australia.

In an important example of international, cultural, and educational collaboration, Colgate University will give 119 indigenous artworks to Curtin University in Western Australia. The works, a significant part of the heritage and history of the region, were created by Noongar children who were part of Australia’s “Stolen Generations.” Read more


Rare pottery from Papua New Guinea now on display at Longyear Museum

April 27, 2013
An example of the Paupan pottery on display at the Longyear Museum of Anthropology.

An Abelam pot decorated with ancestral faces now on display at the Longyear Museum of Anthropology.

Swirling designs, a myriad of faces, and earth tones baked into pottery now on display at the Longyear Museum of Anthropology have far more significance than simply being pleasing to the eye.

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