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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
(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
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
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
The Revolutions per Minute (RPM) sound art exhibition wraps up tonight with student projects to be displayed from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the former Crowe’s Pharmacy in the village of Hamilton.
“[It’s meant to] allow everyone to listen to how others interpreted the sound art, how they experienced this exhibit and created their own work,” said Wenhua Shi, assistant professor of art and art history at Colgate, who co-curated the exhibition with Dajuin Yao, artist and director of Open Media Lab at the China Academy of Art. Read more