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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: January 10, 2014


For a complete schedule of College of Arts and Architecture events, including performances and exhibitions presented by our museum and performing arts units, visit the college's Web Events calendar at

Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

(Lectures and seminars held in the Stuckeman Family Building Jury Space)
~ POLICYSPACE, exhibition of work by Darla Lindberg, January 13-February 7, Rouse Gallery, Stuckeman Family Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
~ "POLICYSPACE: The Vanguard for Social Justice," lecture by Darla Lindberg, professor of architecture, Wednesday, January 15, 6:00 p.m. To learn more, click here.
~ “Transmutations of Place,” lecture by Distinguished Professor Marlon Blackwell, department head, Fay Jones School of Architecture, University of Arkansas, Wednesday, January 22, 6:00 p.m. For more information, click here.

Department of Art History

~ “Anatsui’s Journey from Nsukka to the Pinnacle of the Art World,” 2013-14 Harold E. Dickson Memorial Lecture given by Susan Vogel, Tuesday, February 4, 6:00 p.m., 112 Borland Building. Vogel is director and producer of Prince Street Pictures.

Borland Gallery

No announcements for this week.

Center for the Performing Arts

~ Rock of Ages, Wednesday, January 22, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ Jeremy Denk, pianist and recipient of a 2013 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Wednesday, January 29, 7:30 p.m., Schwab Auditorium
~ Guitar Passions, featuring Sharon Isbin, three-time Grammy Award winner; Stanley Jordan, American jazzman; and Romero Lubambo, Brazilian jazz master, Friday, January 31, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ The following lecture is part of the Classical Music Project (CMP) Interdisciplinary Lecture Series. Lectures are held in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.
   “Representing the Extraordinary Body: Stravinsky’s Aesthetics of Disability,” by Joseph N. Straus, distinguished professor of music theory, City University of New York Graduate Center, Tuesday, January 28, 2:30 p.m.

Go to for details about the music, theater and dance presentations.

Palmer Museum of Art

~ British Watercolors from the Permanent Collection, continues through May 4, 2014
The exhibition celebrates the so-called Golden Age of British watercolors, the period spanning roughly from 1750 to 1850, when the medium reached its pinnacle in the hands of artists such as John Varley, Francis Towne, David Cox, and Peter de Wint, all of whom are represented in the exhibition.
~ Forging Alliances, continues through May 11, 2014
Forging Alliances draws on the Palmer Museum’s collection of postwar mingei ceramics, many of which were acquired for the University by the late professor of art Ken Beittel during his historic 1967 sabbatical in Arita to study with Manji Inoue, and mid-twentieth-century woodblock prints from the “Creative Print Movement,” a western-influenced trend that emphasized a more individualized approach to Japanese printmaking.
~ Surveying Judy Chicago: Five Decades, January 21-May 11, 2014
The exhibition is part of the campus-wide celebration of the artist’s 75th birthday and the Judy Chicago Art Education Collection, an important collection of archival material on feminist art education now open to the public at the University Libraries. Rather than pigeonholing Chicago as a meteoric phenomenon and powerhouse of the 1970s, this five-decade survey considerably expands the public’s understanding of the trajectory of her career and reveals the remarkable breadth of her output from the late 1960s to the present. Chicago is inextricably connected to the feminist art movement and her magnum opus, The Dinner Party (1974-79), centerpiece of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, remains one of the iconic works of the 20th century.

Gallery Talks (Unless otherwise noted, talks begin in the galleries, Palmer Museum of Art. A greeter will be available in the lobby to direct visitors to the appropriate gallery.)
~ Judy Chicago Gallery Conversations: “Feminism(s) in the Gallery,” by Dana Carlisle Kletchka, curator of education, Friday, January 24, 12:10 p.m.

For more information on exhibitions and other events at the Palmer Museum, visit

School of Music


~Penn State Glee Club and Cornell University Glee Club, Thursday, January 16, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I [Tickets required: $4.99 adult/$2 student]
The Penn State Glee Club, directed by Christopher Kiver, hosts the Cornell University Glee Club in a rousing evening of music performed by two collegiate men's choirs. The Penn State men will sing works by Randall Thompson, Alexander Sheremetev, Joseph Gregorio, Camille Saint-Saens and David Conte. The evening will conclude with the two choirs joining forces.

Directed by Robert Isaacs, the Cornell Glee Club will be performing repertoire exploring the themes of “Love and Loss.” This performance also features a new commission, Lincoln the Musician – a setting of the Gettysburg Address by New York composer Toby Twining.

To read the full story, click here.

~ Horn Masterclass with Marian Hesse, professor of music, University of Northern Colorado, Friday, January 17, 3:30 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I. Click here for more information.
~ Professional Performance Certificate Recital: Nicola Hicks, viola, Friday, January 17, 6:30 p.m., 110 Music Building I
~ Student Recital: Eli Campbell, oboe, Saturday, January 18, 2:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Student Recital: Kelsey Molinari, percussion, Saturday, January 18, 5:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Graduate Recognition Recital, Saturday, January 18, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall. Click here for more information.
~ Graduate Recital: Mary Scripko, viola, Sunday, January 19, 3:00 p.m., University Baptist and Brethren Church
~ Graduate Recital: David Kraus, trombone, Sunday, January 19, 6:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Faculty Recital: Mark Lusk, trombone, Sunday, January 19, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Bach’s Lunch: Voice Jury Honors, Thursday, January 23, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
~ Guest Artist: Howard Johnson, tuba, Thursday, January 23, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Undergraduate Recognition Recital, Friday, January 24, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall

Bring the concert hall to you by experiencing performances via livestream! Click here.

School of Theatre

Penn State Centre Stage

Into the Woods, February 18-March 1, 7:30 p.m., Pavilion Theatre
In Sondheim and Lapine’s beloved musical retelling of the Grimm classics, a parade of familiar folktale figures find their way “Into the Woods” and try to get home before dark.

Off Center (formerly called Studio Productions)
~ Dance Concert by University Dance Company, Thursday-Saturday, January 30-February 1, 7:30 p.m., Playhouse Theatre
University Dance Company is a pre-professional dance company that provides an opportunity for students to work with faculty and guest choreographers, as well as to collaborate on group projects.

School of Visual Arts

No announcements for this week.

For more information on exhibitions and other events in the School of Visual Arts, visit

Zoller Gallery

~ First-Year M.F.A. Exhibition, January 27-February 7. Public reception, Monday, January 27, 5:00 p.m.

For more information about upcoming Zoller Gallery exhibitions, visit

Institute for the Arts and Humanities

No announcements for this week.

For more information on lectures and events, visit


Palmer Museum Print and Drawing Study Room Named
The Palmer Museum of Art’s print and drawing study room has been named in recognition of Drs. Albert M. (’39 Sci) and Lorraine H. Kligman. Over the past twelve years, the Kligmans have donated more than 130 works of art, including Japanese prints and drawings and watercolors by Leon Kelly. 


Rock Ethics Institute Seeks Nominations for 2014 Stand Up Awards
The Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State is seeking nominations for its 2014 Stand Up Awards honoring undergraduate students at Penn State's campuses who have demonstrated ethical leadership in taking a stand for a person, cause, or belief. The goal of the award is to recognize courageous individuals and to inform the entire Penn State community of how often the extraordinary act is possible in ordinary circumstances. Nomination information and forms are available here ( Deadline is Friday, January 31, 2014.

2014 Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology
Faculty can learn and share innovative uses of technology to enhance teaching, learning, and research at “Engaging the Future and the Culture of Teaching and Learning with Technology,” 2014 Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology, Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Saturday, March 22, 2014, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Daniel Pink, author, will be this year’s keynote speaker. There is no registration fee and a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information, click here.


John Bowman, professor of art, is exhibiting his recent work in a solo show, Open City, at Winston W├Ąchter Fine Art, New York, through February 15, 2014. To read the full story, click here.

Heather McCune Bruhn, instructor of art history:
- will be presenting a lecture, “Medieval Treasury,” at the Muncie Art Students’ League, Muncie, Ind., March 3, 2014;
- will be presenting a paper, “Greater Expectations: Improving Student Confidence in Online Art History Surveys,” at the International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain, March 10-12, 2014.

NOTE: The Newsline is published bi-weekly. Look for the next issue on Friday, January 24, 2014.

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Mary Ann Stauffer, administrative support assistant, School of Visual Arts, and Patrick Trimble, instructor, School of Theatre, retired effective 12/31/2013.


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