The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

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October 18, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

This lecture is presented in connection with the exhibition Encountering Death: Our Responses and Reconciliations.

Dr. J. Edward Wright is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism and has served as the Director of the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies at The University of Arizona since 2000. Wright received his PhD from Brandeis University and did additional graduate study at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Harvard Divinity School. He is the author of many articles and books including The Early History of Heaven (Oxford University Press, 2000) and Baruch ben Neriah: From Biblical Scribe to Apocalyptic Seer (University of South Carolina Press, 2003). He is also a celebrated lecturer and professor at the University of Arizona earning several teaching awards, including the prestigious “Leicester and Kathryn Sherrill Creative Teaching Award” as well as the Honors College’s “Five Star Teaching Award.”

The talk comes with the cost of admission: $8 for adults; $6.50 for Seniors 65+; and free for Museum members, students with ID, faculty and staff, military personnel, AAM members, visitors with a SNAP card or Tribal ID, and children.

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October 22 – December 17, 2018

Join Curator of Exhibitions Olivia Miller for special members-only lectures that provide an overview of some major movements in art history. Each lecture will be accompanied by a special viewing of objects from the Museum’s permanent collection.

October 22 | The Beginnings: An Introduction to Prehistoric Art

November 27 | The Greco-Roman World: An (Extremely) Abridged Tale

December 17 | The Age of Cathedrals: An Introduction to Romanesque and Gothic Art

November 8, 2018

5:30 p.m. for members, 6:30 p.m. for public

Frohawk Two Feathers’ work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally and internationally, including in Los Angeles, Cape Town, New York, and more. His art is in permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, and the 21C Museum.  Two Feathers will speak about his current exhibition What is the color, when black is burned?  The Gold War. Part 1 – on display at the Museum from September 15, 2018 – March 24, 2019 – at 6:30 p.m.  

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November 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Learn how to read and decode visual works of art, including works from the Fall exhibition What is the color, when black is burned?  The Gold War. Part 1 by Frohawk Two Feathers. Dr. Tani Sanchez – UA Professor of Africana Studies – lectures on Black history, racial representations in film, and on African American family history and genealogy. She has a doctorate in Comparative Cultural and Literary studies and a master’s degree in visual culture/art history.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to cjfarrar@email.arizona.edu.

December 6, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Take a break from cramming for finals and stop by the Museum to refuel with free coffee and pastries. Exercise your brain with coloring books, puzzles, back massages, and mindfulness meditation.

December 13, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Russell Toomey is a University of Arizona Distinguished Scholar and Associate Professor of Family Studies and Human Development. He is also the Chair of the Youth Development and Resilience research initiative of the Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families. Toomey received his PhD in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona and completed an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship at Arizona State University in the Prevention Research Center and the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics. He studies the processes by which youth with marginalized identities thrive and are resilient despite the barriers and challenges they encounter in an oppressive society.

Toomey’s focus is on health outcomes among youth who identify or express oppressed sexual orientation, gender identities and expressions, and ethnicities – and the intersections among these identities. His research identifies ways to support identity formation, school and family resources, and coping mechanisms that contribute to health, wellbeing, and educational outcomes. At the University of Arizona, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on adolescent development, human sexuality, and advanced graduate-level applied statistics, and has mentored over a dozen undergraduate and graduate students.

The talk comes with the cost of admission: $8 for adults; $6.50 for Seniors 65+; and free for Museum members, students with ID, faculty and staff, military personnel, AAM members, visitors with a SNAP card or Tribal ID, and children.

View all events in Fall Museum Lecture Series.