Family Night Out
Mark your calendar for Family Night Out, an initiative supported by the President's Office. On the Fri. evenings of Sept. 21, Oct. 12 and Nov. 9, student staff from the College Preschool and other student organizations will provide activities for children of faculty and staff who may in turn look forward to a night out. More details about the available times, locations and activities will follow in an upcoming Laurel Leaf.
2012 - 2013 Convocation/Public Events Schedule
- Rosenfield Symposium: Who Should Teach Our Children?
September 11, Joe Rosenfield Center (JRC) 101, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
September 12, Joe Rosenfield Center (JRC) 101, 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
September 13, Joe Rosenfield Center (JRC) 2nd Floor Lobby, 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Septmenber 13, Joe Rosenfield Center (JRC) 101, 5:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.
- September 12 JRC 101 Scholars' Convocation (Rosenfield) Suzanne M. Wilson
*Convocations will be held on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m.
*Public Event performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
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Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection
August 31, 2012 - October 14, 2012
The Becker Archive contains approximately 650 drawings by Joseph Becker and his colleagues, 19th-century artists who worked as artist-reporters for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper observing, drawing, and sending back for publication images from the camps and battlefields of the Civil War. Additional drawings capture the construction of the railroads, the Chinese in the American West, the Indian wars and other aspects of 19th-century American culture.
This exhibition features over 100 drawings from the Becker Archive that document in lively and specific ways key developments in the history of the United States of America.
Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection is curated by Judith Bookbinder and Sheila Gallagher and premiered at the McMullen Museum at Boston College. The traveling exhibition is organized by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, California.
Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo
Mondays and Thursdays, September 6 – October 11
12:15 -12:50 p.m.
Connecting breath and movement, this short 30-minute yoga practice offers a midday break. Enjoy warming and invigorating poses, finishing with a period of relaxation. For beginners and experienced practitioners. Mats provided.
Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.
Saturday, September 15
Noon - 5 p.m.
Lawn outside Faulconer Gallery
The Sons of Union Veterans will provide a living history camp presentation on the lawn just north of the Faulconer Gallery as a special part of the Faulconer's Community Day. Families can also enjoy Civil War era games, hands-on activities, refreshments and tour Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection.
Gallery Talk: Sarah Purcell "Seeing Corpses: Death and Visual Culture during the U.S. Civil War"
Thursday, September 20
Associate Professor of History and Director of the Rosenfield Program Sarah Purcell will put the Faulconer's exhibition in the broader context of Civil War visual culture. Pulling from her scholarship on the meanings of Civil War death, she will relate Civil War drawings to the larger culture of photographs, print culture, material culture, ephemera, paintings, and other visual forms. Purcell will discuss how the spectacle of death helped to shape the political and social meanings of the Civil War.
Concert: Grinnell Orchestra
Saturday, September 29
The Grinnell Orchestra, directed by Associate Professor of Music Eric McIntyre, presents a concert of music related to the Civil War, with tenor Michael Oxley singing popular songs from the era.
Gallery Talk: Judith Bookbinder, curator of Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection
Tuesday, October 2
Professor Judith Bookbinder, Fine Arts Department, Boston College, curator of Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection, will speak about the exhibition and the larger collection of drawings from which it was drawn.