Events

February 2020

Wednesday 19 Feb

Kenneth Tam: The Glass Ceiling (Gallery Exhibition)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Heimbold Gallery

Open to the public

Kenneth Tam is a Brooklyn-based artist born in Queens, NY. His work often takes the form of video and sculpture and it's interested in reimagining the spaces and rituals that inform ideas about the male body and its performance. The work looks at ways in which hegemonic and normative forms of male subjectivity can be rearticulated to reveal spaces of intimacy vulnerability and even loss.

Julie Abraham: Working Paper (Gallery Exhibition)

Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

J.L. Abraham works by hand (printing and painting), works on paper (French sheets, Japanese rolls, machine made in America), and works through aggregation (of blocks, colors, methods, sheets). Though she often multiplies, she rarely duplicates.

Kenneth Tam: The Glass Ceiling (Visual & Studio Arts Lecture Series)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

4:00pm-6:00pm

Join us for Kenneth Tam's talk, part of the Visual & Studio Arts Lecture series.

Learn more about Kenneth Tam's The Glass Ceiling, on exhibit at the Heimbold Visual Arts Center Heimbold Gallery, January 21, 2020 to February 23, 2020.

Carmen Maria Machado Speculative Fiction Reading

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Carmen Maria Machado's debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize. Her essays, fiction, and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Granta, Harper’s Bazaar, and elsewhere. She is the Writer in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Philadelphia with her wife.

Thursday 20 Feb

Pricing the Priceless in the Contemporary Art World: Screening of The Price of Everything & Panel Discussion

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:45pm-9:30pm

Emmy-nominated for Best Arts & Culture Documentary, The Price of Everything examines the role of art and artistic passion in today’s money-driven, consumer-based society—where everything can be bought and sold. Featuring collectors, dealers, auctioneers, and a rich range of artists, the film exposes deep contradictions as it holds a mirror up to contemporary values and times, coaxing out the dynamics at play in pricing the priceless. Following the screening, engage with a panel of art world insiders with Sarah Lawrence connections as they share their perspectives and experiences.

Saturday 22 Feb

Women's Basketball vs. Manhattanville

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

12:00pm-1:30pm

SLC Theatre Outreach presents A CELEBRATION OF OUR YOUTH ARTS JAMBOREE

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Men's Basketball vs. Manhattanville (Senior Day!)

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

2:00pm-4:00pm

Tuesday 25 Feb

Music Tuesday: Calvin Wiersma, Violin

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Wednesday 26 Feb

Confronting the Coronavirus and Global Epidemics: Epidemiologist and Virus Hunter Ian Lipkin ’74

Barbara Walters Campus Center Rooms A and B

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:30pm

As the world reacts to the proliferation of the novel coronavirus, the Sarah Lawrence Pre-Health Community Group and Pre-Health Program are thrilled to welcome back to campus alumnus and leading epidemiologist Dr. W. Ian Lipkin ’74 for an evening of conversation. Dr. Lipkin will focus on his current role helping China respond to the coronavirus, his experience identifying and combating viral outbreaks around the world, and how his Sarah Lawrence education helped connect his passions and forge a trailblazing career in the medical field.

Thursday 27 Feb

Aracelis Girmay Poetry Reading

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Aracelis Girmay holds a BA from Connecticut College and an MFA from New York University. She is the author of Teeth, Kingdom Animalia, and The Black Maria.

Women’s Rights, Equity, and Representation in the Fine Arts (Women's History Colloquium)

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Released in 1972, Gerda Lerner edited Black Women in White America: A Documentary History, which chronicles 350 years of Black women's contributions to history, despite centuries of being enslaved and treated as property. It was one of the first books to detail the contributions of Black women in history. Revisiting this pioneering book, Tiffany LaTrice will discuss new methodologies to uncover, document, and write about Black women’s historical contributions and outline how she has leveraged her Women's History degree to champion stories, create programs and national movements around women's rights, equity, and representation in the fine art industry.

March 2020

Monday 2 Mar

What It Is: Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man's Blues with Clifford Thompson (E Pluribus Unum Series)

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Monday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Essayist and creative nonfiction writer Clifford Thompson has taught writing at Sarah Lawrence College since 2016. Hist latest book, What It Is: Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man's Blues, was released in November 2019, and forms the basis for this evening's discussion.

Tuesday 3 Mar

Artist Lecture: Sarah Peters

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Dead Poets Slam

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Billy Lester: An Afternoon of Improvised Solo Piano

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

“Lester is a ‘musician’s musician’ and the kind of piano player that jazz fans love to discover: a quietly brilliant mind that has been building his own unique voice and sound for decades, just barely outside the jazz spotlight...Lester’s playing is gentle and probing, yet solid enough to carry strong melodic lines. It’s subtly transportive. Listening to it, you’ll find yourself getting swept away without even realizing you’re moving.” from Brian Zimmerman, JAZZIZ.

Thursday 5 Mar

Dangerous “Passing”: Addie Hunton and Black Women’s Fight Against Disfranchisement in 1920s Virginia (Women's History Colloquium)

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

In late October 1920, investigator Addie Hunton “hurr[ied] along” her report to NAACP chair Mary White Ovington. With only days to go before the November presidential election, there was no time to spare. The Nineteenth Amendment was now on the books, but registrars in Norfolk, Virginia were refusing Black women who tried to register to vote. These women feared white reprisals if they challenged the officials, yet they freely told their stories of rejection and humiliation to Hunton, an NAACP representative who had traveled in from New York and who spent less than 48 hours in town. Why did they share such dangerous stories with a total stranger? Liette Gidlow unwinds this mystery by delving deep into the archives to explore the many ways African American women in the Jim Crow South fought for voting rights after the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified. Her research finds that while a great many southern Black women were indeed disfranchised, a surprising number in fact succeeded in voting, and their successes, together with ceaseless agitation by those who remained disfranchised, transformed American politics for the next hundred years and ultimately helped elect Barack Obama, the nation’s first African American president.

Friday 6 Mar

Dance Performances Spring 2020

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:30pm-9:00pm

2020 Brendan Gill Lecture featuring Jill Lepore (E Pluribus Unum Event Series)

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Friday

8:00pm-10:00pm

Jill Lepore is a staff writer for The New Yorker, a Harvard University professor, and the author of the bestselling book These Truths: A History of the United States.

Saturday 7 Mar

Dance Performances Spring 2020

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Tuesday 10 Mar

Screening and Discussion of Margarethe von Trotta’s Hannah Arendt (E Pluribus Unum Event Series)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-10:00pm

A screening of Margarethe von Trotta’s biographical film Hannah Arendt (2012), whose subject is one of the most important political theorists and public intellectuals of the second half of the 20th century. Following the screening, the film’s screenwriter, Pamela Katz, and star, Barbara Sukowa, will participate in a lively panel discussion with Sarah Lawrence faculty members.

Wednesday 11 Mar

Environmental Studies/Science Technology & Society Lecture Series: Heather Davis

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room C

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:00pm-6:30pm

Thursday 12 Mar

The Writing Institute Presents: Published Student Reading

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:30pm-8:30pm

Monday 23 Mar

Gallery Exhibitions 2019-2020: Gary Burnley "Facing History"

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Heimbold Gallery

Open to the public

/ Monday

10:00am-4:00pm

Tuesday 24 Mar

Music Tuesdays: Martin Goldray, organ

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

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