1. Karl Kirchwey reads Paul Verlaine's "Poems Under Saturn"
    November 13, 2011, Swift Hall, University of Chicago

    Released in the spring of 2011 to glowing reviews, Kirchwey’s is the first complete English translation of Paul Verlaine’s Poèmes saturniens. Kirchwey is Associate Professor of the Arts and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Bryn Mawr College. He is also the Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including The Happiness of This World: Poetry and Prose (2007); The Engrafted Word (1998), a New York Times Notable Book; and A Wandering Island (1990), recipient of the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America.

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  2. Stoned Soul Picnic: The 1960s, the Cold War, and the Age of Personal Apocalypse

    a lecture by Carl Raschke

    Sun, Apr 10, 2011

    Raschke is Professor of Religious Studies and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Denver University. His book The Interruption of Eternity (Nelson-Hall, 1980), is regarded as a standard reference work on the origins of the New Age movement. Since then he has gone on to write several books, most recently GloboChrist: The Great Commission Takes a Postmodern Turn (The Church and Postmodern Culture), 2008.

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  3. Minimalism Now

    Feb 27, 2011

    Rachel Harrison, sculptor
    Miwon Kwon, Professor of Art History, UCLA
    James Meyer, Associate Professor of Art History, Emory University
    David Raskin, Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago


    This panel puts the issue of Minimalism’s morphology and relevance to a noteworthy cast of scholars and artists. Harrison has exhibited internationally in leading venues. Kwon is the author of One Place After Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity (MIT Press, 2002). Meyer is the author of Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the 1960s (Yale University Press, 2001). Raskin is the author of Donald Judd (Yale University Press, 2010).

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  4. Minimalism Now
    Feb 27, 2011

    Rachel Harrison, sculptor
    Miwon Kwon, Professor of Art History, UCLA
    James Meyer, Associate Professor of Art History, Emory University
    David Raskin, Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    This panel puts the issue of Minimalism’s morphology and relevance to a noteworthy cast of scholars and artists. Harrison has exhibited internationally in leading venues. Kwon is the author of One Place After Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity (MIT Press, 2002). Meyer is the author of Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the 1960s (Yale University Press, 2001). Raskin is the author of Donald Judd (Yale University Press, 2010).

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  5. Laura Letinsky
    Artist Talk: Hardly More Than Ever

    March 07, 2004

    Domestic Arrangements. This phrase sums up the work of Chicago-based photographer Laura Letinsky whether it is one of her highly intimate portraits of heterosexual couples or a delicately composed still life. Letinsky constructs allegories of love, and labors lost, out of personal settings, from a tender exchange between lovers in their bedroom, to reflections upon the fleeting nature of life prompted by a vanitas composed from an abandoned place setting at the dining room table. Hers is an elegant voyeurism, whose visual references range from the school of candid photography dating back to Walker Evans to a handling of light and atmosphere associated with pre-Raphaelite paintings. The photographs are formally stunning, deriving their intelligence from a sensitivity for moments when questions of beauty, representation, and modern love avail themselves to being seen.

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