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  • Nature as Muse: Impressionist Landscapes from the Frederic C. Hamilton Collection and the Denver Art Museum

    Denver | Dates: 12 Feb – 23 Mar, 2014

    Nature as Muse: Impressionist Landscapes from the Frederic C. Hamilton Collection and the Denver Art Museum was part of the exhibition Passport to Paris. It features the Impressionist masterworks that Denver-based philanthropist Frederic C. Hamilton, the museum’s Chairman Emeritus, bequeathed in January 2014 from his private collection to the museum—the largest gift ever given to the museum. Following the February 9 closing of Passport to ParisNature as Muse will reopen on February 12 and remain on view through March 23, 2014. Entry to the exhibition will be included in general admission.

    It displays the stunning work of nineteenth-century impressionist artists, including Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Alfred Sisley.

    Focusing on landscape paintings, this exhibition will feature about 36 artworks from the private collection of Frederic C. Hamilton and the DAM’s own holdings. This is the first time that the masterworks from Hamilton’s private collection will be on view to the public.

    In the beginning of the nineteenth century, artists took their easels and paints and worked outside, freed from the constraints of studio space and light. Utilizing loose brushstrokes and a soft color palette, the impressionists told the story of the French countryside through their canvases. The DAM is producing an illustrated catalog for the exhibition.

    A special exhibition ticket for Passport to Paris will give visitors access to Court to CaféNature as Muse, and Drawing Room, and extended hours are scheduled to occur throughout the exhibition's run. Find more details on the Ticket Information page.

  • NEH Summer Institute: World War I and the Arts: Sound, Vision, Psyche (22 Jun-19 Jul 14)

    Cincinnati | Dates: 12 Feb – 04 Mar, 2014

    Dear colleagues,

    Please join me in spreading word of the NEH Summer Institute on World War I and the Arts: Sound, Vision, Psyche, which will convene in Cincinnati 22 June - 19 July of 2014. Our goal is to push beyond our society’s current common understanding of the war as a European war fought largely by white Europeans, and to develop scholars who will take a leading role in their institutions and communities in expanding our ways of understanding the war. The two intersecting angles we take on the Great War combine transregional reach with auditory, visual, and healing arts as ways to analyze, interpret, and narrate the war at the front and at home. During the Institute, participants will work with several styles of pedagogy, including lecture, seminar discussion, working groups, remote instruction, site visits, and interaction with creators of educational material in Cincinnati cultural institutions. This intensive program will provide a $3300 stipend to 22 college and university faculty and 3 graduate students, to cover travel, lodging in campus housing, most food, and incidentals.

    Our institute leaders, innovative scholars of WWI in Europe, Russia, North Africa, the Middle East, and the U.S., will guide our participants in the study of several cultural ventures profoundly influenced by, and influencing, the course and outcome of the war. Participants will work with a vast array of primary sources, some newly translated for the institute, others collected from uncatalogued materials for us to puzzle through together. We have also planned several weekend and evening activities as part of Cincinnati Remembers WWI, a nine-month series of events concluding with Cincinnati Opera’s production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera, “Silent Night”, set in the Christmas truce of 1914. While the History Department at UC is our host, we will also meet at several sites throughout the city, such as the Institute for Military Medicine, the Cincinnati Museum Center, the National Underground Railroad Museum and Freedom Center, Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, and the Cincinnati Art Museum.

    For details on the schedule and how to apply, please visit our website athttp://www.uc.edu/webapps/NEHwwone2014/default.htm/. I hope you will find this endeavor to be one that you can recommend with enthusiasm to your colleagues.

    Best wishes,

    Elizabeth B. Frierson, Ph.D. 
    Associate Professor
    History of the Middle East and North Africa

  • (Re)Creating Historical Towns and Cities: Nation, Politics, Society in Post 1914 Urban Restorations (April 16-17, 2015)

    Kalisz | Dates: 12 Feb – 30 Jun, 2014

    The Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts of The Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań & Kalisz Society of Friends of Sciences invite presentations for an international conference (RE)CREATING HISTORICAL TOWNS AND CITIES: NATION, POLITICS, SOCIETY IN POST 1914 URBAN RESTORATIONS, to be held at the Faculty Pedagogy and Fine Arts in Kalisz, POLAND between April 16th and 17th, 2015.

    We welcome proposals representing diverse disciplines and theoretical perspectives, including presentations of historical cities reconstruction projects in post World War I Europe, ideas of preservation and urban renewal, as well as broad explorations of the political, social and cultural contexts.

    In case of any questions concerning the conference, please contact us at

  • Zak Kyes: Giving Shape

    Chicago | Dates: 12 Feb, 2014
    Giving Shape

    FEB 12, 2014, 6PM

    Please RSVP

    In a new lecture titled “Giving Shape,” Graham grantee Zak Kyes explores historical references that inform his studio’s approach to publications, exhibitions and identities including Lina Bo Bardi, Seth Siegelaub, CalArts and the Visual Design Association, while also showing the studio’s recent and ongoing projects with the Architectural Association, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2012 Taipei Biennial, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Fridericianum, and 8th Berlin Biennale. Zak Group uses the strengths and skills that come from graphic design to consider how designers can thoughtfully take part in the creative process where giving shape is its own way of creating culture. First presented November 2013 at Centre Pompidou, Paris.

    Zak Kyes is a Swiss-American graphic designer and founder and director of the design studio Zak Group. Since 2006 Kyes has been the art director of the Architectural Association, London. In 2008, he co-founded Bedford Press, an imprint of AA Publications. Apart from studio projects, Kyes's critical practice encompasses publishing, curating, and site-specific projects. His current projects include the art direction of the 8th edition of the Berlin Biennale (2014). Kyes also teaches at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, and at ECAL (Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne).

    Zak Group is a London-based design studio headed by Zak Kyes and Grégory Ambos. The office was formed in 2005 as a collaborative practice to explore the possibilities for design in the production of culture. The studio received the Inform Award for Conceptual Design in 2011 and was twice awarded the prize for the Most Beautiful Swiss Book in 2010. The studio's work has been included in the exhibitions Graphic Design Worlds (Triennale Design Museum, Milan, 2011), Wide White Space (CCA Wattis, San Francisco, 2011), The Malady of Writing (MACBA, Barcelona, 2009), Graphic Design for and Against Cities (Corner College, Zurich, 2009), and the 22nd International Biennale of Graphic Design (Brno, 2009).

  • J’aime Paris Cabaret: Love Songs of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Charles Trenet

    Chicago | Dates: 12 Feb, 2014
    Wednesday, February 12
    7:30 p.m.
    Museum Members $45; Public $50

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day in classic Paris street cabaret style. The French Cabaret Duo transports you to the romantic and nostalgic world of l’amour à Paris, blending their voices in perfect harmony, accompanied by the unique sounds of the Paris street accordion. Join Marick and Elaine, an authentic French cabaret duo, as they perform French songs and encourage guests to become immersed in the language of love. Guests will learn a few French tunes as well as a few French phrases.

    Elaine, a native of Montreal, received classical training in voice. She has performed as a recitalist, cantor, chorister and performer in Canada, Europe and the United States. A native of Angers, France, Marick started her eclectic musical career in Chicago playing flute and singing for the Green Mill Poetry Slam. She has also performed as a flutist in French classical music concerts at the Alliance Française.

    Light refreshments will be served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for guests wishing to visit the Museum.