This Week in Arts and Letters


Thursday, March 16, 4 p.m.

Distinguished Lecture Series: “What Modernism Means: Visual Arts in the Early 20th Century,” with Karen Leader, Ph.D., professor of art history

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Tickets: $20, FAU faculty, staff, students FREE

www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124

The first 14 years of the 20th century saw an explosion of new forms and competing philosophies about what could be expected or demanded of art and what role it might play in modern society. Rapid social, technological and economic changes spurred creative competitions, while aggressive capitalism, military buildups and shifting race and gender power differentials found articulation in stylistic upheavals. Karen Leader, Ph.D., will address works in the context of both aesthetic and political battles, and consider various “movements” including fauvism, German expressionism, cubism and futurism.


Monday, March 21, 11 a.m.

Free Lecture: “Free Trade vs. Free Speech: Closing The Rocky Mountain News,” with Daniel Axelrod

Culture and Society Building, room 222, FAU Boca Raton

Free and open to the public

Information: 561-297-3821


Tuesday, March 21 – Tuesday, May 9

Foreign Policy Lecture Series with Jeffrey Morton

All lectures 4-5:30 p.m.

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Six-week lecture series: $68; Single lectures $25 at the door if available

For tickets, call 561-297-6124. More information at www.fau.edu/morton


Wednesday, March 22, 4 p.m.

Film: “Liberty Soup,” by Haitian film director Dudley Alexis

PA 101, FAU Boca Raton

Free and open to the public

For more information, contact Carla Calarge, ccalarge@fau.edu

Every New Year, and in celebration of their Independence, Haitian families gather together to feast in honor of a line of ancestors that fought for their freedom. The centerpiece of the festivity is the joumou soup–a traditional soup dating back centuries ago. In “Liberty Soup” we follow two Haitian families and a chef living in Gonaïves, Haiti and Miami, FL, to see how they celebrate and prepare the joumou soup for their Independence Day celebration.


Thursday, March 23, 6:30 p.m.

Opening of the Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Ritter Art Gallery, FAU Boca Raton

Exhibition runs from March 24 – April 7, 2017


Juried and selected by local art professionals, this exhibition presents the top works submitted by nearly 100 FAU students majoring both in and outside of the Department of Visual Arts and Art History. Produced and organized by FAU students for FAU students, the resulting exhibition presents a diverse spectrum of the creative and artistic talents of FAU’s current students.


Friday, March 24, 3 p.m.

“Japan and Emerging Issues Today”: Panel Presentations by distinguished Japanese Fulbright Scholars, with Q & A moderated by Kenneth Holloway, FAU Director of Asian Studies

Feingold Board Room, Administration Building, FAU Boca Raton campus

Free and open to the public

For more information, contact Michael Horswell at horswell@fau.edu


Saturday, March 25, 7 p.m.

Irena Kofman and Friends Chamber Music Concert

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Tickets $20, FAU faculty, staff, students FREE

www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

Meet our own celebrated faculty with outstanding guest artists in a chamber setting of the classical and romantic repertoire. Music for every taste and age!


Sunday, March 26, 2:30 p.m.

May Smith Lecture Series on Post-Holocaust Christian/Jewish Dialogue presents “Reflecting on an old-new Relationship: New documents in Jewish-Catholic Dialogue” with Rabbi David Sandmel

Electrical Engineering Bldg., Room 106, FAU Boca Raton

Free and open to the public, no reservations required.

Information: 561-297-2979

Rabbi David Fox Sandmel is director of Interfaith Affairs for the Anti-Defamation League.  Prior to joining the staff at the ADL, he held the Crown Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies at the Catholic Theological Union, in Chicago, and served as Senior Advisor on Interreligious Affairs to the Religious Action Center and Adjunct Faculty at the Union for Reform Judaism.


Sunday, March 26, 3 p.m.

Giorgio Mirto, Classical Guitarist and Composer

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Tickets $20; FAU faculty, staff, students FREE

www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

Guitarist and composer Giorgio Mirto has performed extensively in Italy, Russia, Bosnia, Japan, China, Germany, France, Portugal and Argentina. He is the artistic director of Six Ways, a prestigious international guitarists exhibition which takes place in his native town of Turin. “Giorgio Mirto is a leading light in the world of contemporary guitar music” (Presto Classical).


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