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Arts, Lectures, & Athletics Brochure

Fall 2017

See what major events are happening this semester at Beloit College.

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Another Happy Mambo Day: The Invented Worlds of Della Wells

August 28 - November 19North Gallery, Wright Museum of Art

Della Wells, the city of Milwaukee’s Artist of the Year in 2016, brings to the Wright Museum of Art her colorful collages, drawings, dolls, and quilts, which blend her personal experiences with explorations of culture. Her exhibition will trace her artistic evolution from early pastel drawings of mothers and children to “Mambo” characters, who she refers to as strong, female priestess guides. Wells will host a gallery talk and opening reception on Friday, Sept. 1.


Science, Art, and Stereotype: The Norton Murals

August 28 - November 26Shaw Gallery, Logan Museum of Anthropology

Between 1924 and 1926, Chicago artist John Warner Norton completed 12 murals for the Logan Museum of Anthropology. Commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan specifically for the museum, the mural series, titled The History of Man, remains on exhibit in the museum’s Shaw Gallery. Science, Art, and Stereotype: The Norton Murals explores the history of the murals and their place in the history of the museum and the field of anthropology.


Rooftops: Second Nature Photographs by Brad Temkin

August 28 - November 19Hollensteiner Gallery, Wright Museum of Art

Brad Temkin’s rooftop photographs draw poetic attention to an important new movement to counter the heat island effect caused by city life.


Amanda Browder’98, Victor E. Ferrall Jr. Endowed Artist-In-Residence Public Lecture

Wednesday, September 208 p.m., Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall

Amanda Browder’98 specializes in large-scale fabric installations for building exteriors and other public sites. Her work has been recognized nationally and internationally at festivals, art shows, and in publications.


Time with People

Friday, September 227 p.m., Wilson Theatre, Mayer Hall

Using absurdity and humor to redefine notions of music and memory, “Time With People” is an hour-long music and theatre work by British composer Tim Parkinson. A trashstrewn set serves as an orchestra of found objects that performers wade through during the show. The performance features guest ensemble a.pe.ri.od.ic and a pre-show workshop that begins at 6:30 p.m.


Moya Bailey, Ousley Scholar-in-Residency Keynote

Friday, September 297 p.m., Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall

Moya Bailey’s work focuses on marginalized groups’ use of digital media to promote social justice as acts of self-affirmation and health promotion. She is interested in how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine. She is also the digital alchemist for the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network and assistant professor in the department of cultures, societies, and global studies and the program in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Northeastern University.

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The Forgiveness Project

October 6-8 & 12-147:30 p.m., Kresge Theatre

Directed by Amy Sarno. Tickets: Students $5, Senior/Faculty $7, General $10.

Drawn from interviews on all sides of the Chicago justice system, The Forgiveness Project explores the humanity behind the headlines by wrestling with the role forgiveness plays in our mental health when we’re entangled with the justice system. This performance was developed and presented through a special arrangement with Chicago’s Erasing the Distance Theatre Company.

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2017 Upton Forum Keynote: The June and Edgar Martin Memorial Lecture

Friday, October 277 p.m., Atrium, Center for the Sciences

Michael Greenstone, the Milton Friedman Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, is this year’s Miller Upton Scholar. He previously served as the chief economist for President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, and currently serves on the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board. He directs the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago and the Energy & Environment Lab at the University of Chicago Urban Labs.

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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

November 9-11 & 16-187:30 p.m., Neese Theatre

Directed by Visiting Professor Marina Bergenstock. Tickets: Students $5, Senior/Faculty $7, General $10.

Join Arturo Ui, a charming small-time gangster, as he bullies, cons, and blackmails his way to the top of the Chicago cauliflower distribution racket in the 1930s. The play was written in 1941 as a satirical allegory of the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party and embodies writer Bertolt Brecht’s epic style, dark humor, and social commentary.

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Observatory Open House

Saturday, November 187:30 p.m., Roof of Center for the Sciences

Come to a special Saturday night open house to observe the Leonid meteor shower through 10-inch telescopes.