IVS Exhibition Openings (Tuesdays at 11):
The Art of the Puppet
September 9-October 31
- This exhibition explores different kinds of contemporary puppetry. Visitors will experience a wide range of puppet performances from popular educational puppets and programs, to edgy avant-garde puppet theater.
The Object of Play
November 18-December 12
IVS Colloquia (Wednesdays at 12):
September 17- Rebecca Silberman (Art, Design and Art History)
- Inhabiting the Uncanny: Animated Dolls and Micro-sets
- Associate Professor of Photography Rebecca Silberman will talk about her work with optics and miniatures. Her presentation will draw connections between the interior world of play represented by toys and the miniaturized facsimile of the photographic image. The conversation will consider the camera and lens as a metaphor for a tiny stage and how it can represent imagination as well as perception.
October 15- Anne Stewart (Graduate Psychology)
November 15- Meredith Conti (Theater and Dance)
- The Devil’s in the Derringer: Contemporary Visual Depictions of the Lincoln Assassination
- Dr. Meredith Conti (School of Theatre and Dance) will lead participants in an examination of period illustrations of Abraham Lincoln’s 1865 assassination by actor John Wilkes Booth. The presentation will focus on how the visual narratives created by these widely circulated (but now underutilized) images crucially contributed to the mythologizing of the events at Ford’s Theatre, the demonizing of the assassin and his theatrical profession, and the martyrizing of a deeply polarizing president.
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