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For the first half of freshman year, Tyler Rivera ’16 refused to work in French Hall’s study room. Not only was it a tiny, humid alcove squeezed next to the laundry room in a dormitory basement, but its walls were bland. When he walked by the room in the spring, however, it had gone through a transformation.
Three large student paintings adorned the walls, artwork which brightened up the study space and “made it feel homely,” Rivera said. For the first time, Rivera felt invited to study.
The artwork was installed by the Office of Residential Life, which has worked with the Class of 1960 since 1991 to purchase art from graduating studio art majors, rejuvenating study rooms and living areas. The program installed 19 pieces around campus in 2013.
An eight-foot diameter sphere rests in the Redwood Grove at the University of California Botanical Garden, a mysterious concrete ball made up of a dozen pentagonal pieces and etched with crevices and protrusions. “The Seed,” hiding within the grove, embodies the wonder and fertility of the trees. Architect Andrew Kudless breaches every boundary in his path to create a new kind of architecture that draws from nature for inspiration. On Friday, he will share his insights as a speaker in the second annual Victor C. Mahler 1954 Visiting Architects lecture series, which brings distinguished and innovative architects to campus.
Tonight, 30 of the College’s best singers will compete in the semifinals of Dartmouth’s seventh annual Dartmouth Idol contest. The competition, first brought to the College by Gospel Choir director Walt Cunningham, has grown in scale over recent years, with 25 semifinalists performing in 2013 and 23 in 2012.
One summer day during high school, Elizabeth Niehaus ’14 discovered her passion for art while in a British museum, after staring at a painting for 30 minutes.
“In that moment, I realized how much meaning there is if you truly dedicate the time,” she said. “It may sound boring, but new ideas, new connections and new meanings just keep coming up to you.”
From the moment audience members descended the stairs to the Bentley Theater on Saturday to the final time they heard performers shout, “Curtain,” “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind,” an interactive performance of 30 plays in 60 minutes, proved a clever and hilarious experience.
A Q&A with Woody Richman ’92, a film editor who specializes in documentary film. He has worked with director Michael Moore as an editor for “Capitalism: A Love Story” (2009), “Fahrenheit 9/11” (2004) and “Bowling for Columbine” (2002) and recently edited the Academy Award-nominated documentary, “How to Survive a Plague” (2012).
The Center for Professional Development and alumni groups like Dartmouth Alumni in Entertainment and Media are working to expand opportunities for students interested in the arts.
Hours after the National Theatre performs Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” this afternoon, the Hopkins Center will show a high-definition recording of the production. \n “Coriolanus,” written about a decade after “Julius Caesar” in the early 1600s, is a return to Shakespeare’s fascination with ancient Rome. The play portrays the life of Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus during the 5th century B.C.
Can the precise, unwavering stroke of a note on a harpsichord awaken a musical past? Can it convert a modern auditorium into a royal court or the ornate halls of a cathedral? Tomorrow night, conductor Harry Bicket and the members of the English Concert chamber orchestra will take on this task.
Louise Fishman, a former artist-in-residence at the College, still remembers how she feared leaving New York City for Hanover.
“To get in my car and pack up all my stuff and go north — I’d been to New Hampshire once camping, but I didn’t know where I was going,” she said. “I think there’s a lot of fear of putting yourself out in that way.”
Back when Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash were the big names in American music, Dartmouth hosted the world’s first competition in electronic music. Yes, you read that right.\nUnder the direction of former music professor Jon Appleton, the College opened its first electronic music studio in 1968.
For his honors senior thesis project, Nick O’Leary ’14 will direct the 17th century classic production “The Alchemist,” the culmination of his interests and experiences at the College.
Since the Hood Museum of Art received a $150,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services four months ago, the museum has begun to digitize its 4,000-plus pieces of Native American art in a slow but steady process.
America is big. Like, really big. You might think it’s a long way to the pharmacy, but that trip is peanuts compared to traveling across America. That’s why you get so many road trip movies; they’re all about the journey, and with a country as large and varied as the United States, you get lots of journeys.
This afternoon’s “A World Beyond Race” panel, featuring author and Native American studies scholar Roger Echo-Hawk and Dartmouth faculty members, will attempt to promote a new dialogue on race in society, specifically one without race.
Echo-Hawk, author of “The Magic Children: Racial Identity at the End of the Age of Race” and “NAGPRA and the Future of Racial Sovereignties,” argues in his work that a post-racial world is possible.
Beth Krakower ’93 is the founder of CineMedia Promotions, a publicity firm that represents film and television composers, film scores, soundtracks and cast album recordings. Krakower has represented soundtrack recordings for films such as “A Beautiful Mind” (2001), “Atonement” (2007), “Finding Nemo” (2003) and “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” (2004). She also represents composers such as Bear McCreary, composer for television series “The Walking Dead” and “Battlestar Galactica,” and Lalo Schifrin, composer for the “Mission: Impossible” series and the “Rush Hour” film trilogy.
In the wee hours of March 18, 1990, two men disguised as police officers executed the largest art heist in history. In total, the men made off with works by Degas, Manet, Rembrandt and Vermeer, tearing paintings off the walls or slicing canvases from their frames.
Today, empty frames mark the place of these priceless works, still missing from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Although the statute of limitation for the theft has expired, the works have never been returned.
Canta Chorale, a student-run choral-orchestral group that specializes in classical music, will perform its first concert on Sunday in Rollins Chapel. The repertoire will include 12 pieces from the 17th through 20th centuries.
Broken relics, pieces of scrap and discarded parts from previous rings, earrings and necklaces will be reassembled and sorted to make new jewelry, part of the first of the Hopkins Center’s Community Venture Initiatives, the Radical Jewelry Makeover.
When a freak athletic injury landed Steve Kelley ’81 in Dick’s House during his junior year, the former pole vault record holder had to re-evaluate his plans, since he would never be able to vault again. Kelley spent his time in bed drawing comics, an interest that would lead him to decades of success as an award-winning political cartoonist, public speaker, comic strip drawer and comedian.