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Mar
1
Tue
Performance: Core Ensemble, Ain’t I a Woman? @ Seretean Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Performance: Core Ensemble, Ain't I a Woman? @ Seretean Center for the Performing Arts | Guthrie | Oklahoma | United States

A chamber music theatre work for actress and trio (cello, piano & percussion) celebrating the lives and times of four significant African American Women: ex-slave and fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, renowned novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, exuberant folk artist Clementine Hunter and fervent civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer.  Text is by Kim Hines.The musical score is drawn from the heartfelt spirituals of the Deep South, the urban exuberance of the Jazz Age and concert music by African American composers including Diane Monroe.

Mar
7
Mon
Film: Objects & Memory (Panel Discussion to Follow) @ CLB 102
Mar 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Film: Objects & Memory (Panel Discussion to Follow) @ CLB 102

What are the things in our homes and museums that mean the most to us? How do we preserve the past and speak to the future? What would you save if your house were on fire?

Objects and Memory is a documentary film that tells the stories of people driven to collect and preserve meaningful objects in the wake of momentous events. The film was the PBS national prime time special for the 7th and 10th anniversaries of 9/11 and was awarded the 2010 American Association for State and Local History Award of Merit.

To learn more about the film, please visit www.objectsandmemory.org

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Brienen, Head, Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History:rebecca.brienen@okstate.edu; 405 477 6016.

Sponsored by the Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History, the Department of History, American Studies, and the Arts and Humanities Speaker Series, College of Arts and Sciences. Event is free and open to the public

Mar
8
Tue
Objects and Memory: Illustrated Lecture w producer Jonathan Fein @ ARCH 170
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Objects and Memory: Illustrated Lecture w producer Jonathan Fein @ ARCH 170

Producer/Director Jonathan Fein will present a lecture based on his acclaimed PBS documentary film Objects and Memory

Using video segments, Fein will explore how otherwise ordinary things become transformed into precious conveyers of experience, emotion, and identity. This entertaining and stimulating presentation challenges the audience to question what is taken for granted and what we value most.

Why collect things? How do we respond to important events? Why do we imbue objects with value?
What is the relationship between story and object? How do meaningful objects trigger memory?
What is a symbol?
What defines an historical moment?
How do objects bridge the past and the future? How do objects connect people?
Why do people make art? How do people experience art?

Sponsored by the Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History, the Department of History, American Studies, and the Arts and Humanities Speaker Series, College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information, please contact rebecca.brienen@okstate.edu. 405 744 6016. Event is free and open to the public

Apr
12
Tue
Screening and Discussion of Before They Die w/ Dr. Jocelyn Payne @ Mt Zion Baptist Church
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Screening and Discussion of Before They Die w/ Dr. Jocelyn Payne @ Mt Zion Baptist Church

Screening and Discussion of Before They Die, a documentary about and for survivors of the 1921 Tulsa race riot, with Dr. Jocelyn Payne from the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation  

Apr
14
Thu
Lecture: Dr. Shannon Murray, “Weadick’s West: The American Influences on Canada’s Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” @ S Murray Hall 035
Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Lecture: Dr. Shannon Murray, “Weadick’s West: The American Influences on Canada’s Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth." @ S Murray Hall 035

Dr. Murray is the Calgary Stampede Historian. She will discuss the influence of the 101 Ranch on Calgary’s own Wild West show. IF you’re interested in frontier history, this is the event for you

Apr
22
Fri
Award-Winning Poet and GLBTQ Advocate Jericho Brown @ Backstage
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Award-Winning Poet and GLBTQ Advocate Jericho Brown @ Backstage

Award-winning poet and GLBTQ advocate Jericho Brown will read from his recent work. Brown is Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University and winner of the 2009 American Book Award for poetry. He is a 2015 nominee for the NAACP Poetry Prize.

May
7
Sat
OSU Stillwater Graduation @ Gallagher Iba Arena
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OSU Stillwater Graduation @ Gallagher Iba Arena

Undergraduates in the The College of Arts and Sciences will receive diplomas at the 1pm ceremony in Gallagher Iba Arena on the Stillwater campus. Congratulations to all graduating seniors!

End of Semester BBQ
May 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
End of Semester BBQ
Come celebrate the end of the semester with American Studies. OSU AMST faculty, advisors, students, and their families are invited. Guests are encouraged to bring a drink, side dish or dessert. Main courses–both vegan and meaty–will be provided (on separate sections of the grill, of course).

Please RSVP to Dr Takacs <stacy.takacs@okstate.edu> if you can make it, preferably before April 30. If you can’t make it, we’ll miss you. 

May
9
Mon
OSU Tulsa Graduation @ THE PAVILION AT EXPO SQUARE
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
OSU Tulsa Graduation @ THE PAVILION AT EXPO SQUARE

OSU Tulsa will hold its graduation ceremony at 6:30pm on Monday, May 9. Congratulations to all graduating seniors!

Oct
17
Mon
Discuss the Results of the Bronco Buster Survey @ Stillwater Public Library
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Discuss the Results of the Bronco Buster Survey @ Stillwater Public Library

Hear the results of the Bronco Buster statue survey and help the Art History students figure out what the results mean at a community conversation to be held at the Stillwater Public Library.