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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. September 24, 2013
  
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Sukkot
All Day

Sukkot is the week-long Jewish Feast of Booths or Tabernacles, during which meals are eaten out of doors in a sukkah (tent) in remembrance of the years the people of Israel spent in the wilderness.  The first two and last two days are times to refrain from work.
Event Image Exhibition | "Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth" | Aug. 31 - Dec. 22
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

This exhibition showcases 64 ancient works, created between 6000 B.C. – 500 B.C. in the Fertile Crescent, an area stretching from Turkey to Iran, often called “the cradle of civilization.” This exhibition will be the sole venue for this important collection of cultural treasures drawn from over 20 distinguished collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition explores the art of the Babylonians, Israelites, Persians and other ancient Near Eastern people and cultures.

Full Exhibition Information: 
www.willamette.edu/go/ancient
Event Image Exhibition | "David Roberts: Travels in the Holy Land" | Aug. 10 - Dec. 22
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

David Roberts (1796-1864) was a Scottish painter who traveled to the Near East in the late 1830s and produced a series of bound, hand-colored lithographs of Egypt and the Holy Land in the 1840s from sketches made during his travels. These folios provided Europeans, and eventually Americans, with their first views of the exotic Orient, changing forever their vision of Egypt and the Middle East. This small exhibition features several of Roberts’ prints.

Full Exhibition Description:
www.willamette.edu/arts/hfma
Event Image Exhibition | "Jacob Lawrence: Aesop's Fables" | Aug. 3 - Oct. 27
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) is widely regarded as one of the most important African American artists of the 20th century for his paintings and prints that often portrayed African American life, culture, and history. This exhibition features 23 original drawings that Lawrence created for the 1970 Simon and Schuster publication of Aesop's Fables.

Full Exhibition Description:
www.willamette.edu/arts/hfma
Summer Opportunities Fair @ Alumni Lounge
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The summer opportunities fair is a "drop-in" expo for a variety of programs students might choose to participate in during summer break. This includes summer study abroad (Greece, Japan, Ecuador, China, Scotland, and Chicago), the Zena Summer Institute, and other summer research opportunities like Carson grants, the Science Collaborative Research Program (SCRP), and the Liberal Arts Research Collaborative (LARC). Students should come when they can, stay as long as they'd like, and discover the wide variety of summer opportunities available to them.
Event Image Gallery Talk | "Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth"
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Join a museum docent for a guided tour of the "Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth" exhibition.

Full Exhibition Information:
www.willamette.edu/go/ancient
Transforming the Frontier. Peace Parks and the Politics of Neoliberal Conservation in Southern Afric
4:10 PM - 6:15 PM

*WU Campus - Hatfield Library

Neoliberal conservation, the idea and practice of 'saving' nature through its submission to capital and its subsequent revaluation in capitalist terms, has fast become the dominant mode of biodiversity conservation worldwide. Yet the politics that enabled this process is little understood. Based on extensive ethnographic field research in Southern Africa, I argue that three modes of politics are especially important in understanding contemporary neoliberal conservation: those of consensus, anti-politics and marketing. The presentation empirically illustrates these modes and shows how planners and managers employ and so help to reinforce them. The conclusion outlines some ideas on how these modes of politics could be employed for more progressive ends.
Taizé Worship Service
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

*WU Campus - Waller Hall

This prayer service - led by musicians from St. Paul's Episcopal Church in the tradition of the Taizé community of southern France - includes chant, singing, readings, and prayer. The mood is meditative and reflective and everyone is welcome.

For more information about the Taizé community, please see "Taizé - Prayer and Song."

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