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.
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:email@example.com; 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 405 744 6016. Event is free and open to the public
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