Coming Up!
  October 2014

John J. Cali School of Music Presents:
October 10 • 7:30 p.m.
October 11 • 8 p.m.  

Alexander Kasser Theater

Tickets: $15*
Kaleidoscope is a 90-minute, non-stop extravaganza featuring music of all styles: choral, orchestral, band, jazz, vocal, chamber, musical theatre, and solo instrumental. It is a celebration of the diverse programming and talented faculty and students of the Cali School.

*No charge for University-enrolled undergraduates


Department of Theatre and Dance Presents: Clybourne Park
L. Howard Fox Theatre
Tickets: $15*
October 15, 16, 17 •7:30 p.m. 
October 18 • 2; 8 p.m. 
October 19 • 2 p.m.

By Bruce Norris

Directed by Susan Kerner

Lorraine Hansberry’s classic A Raisin in the Sun is the inspiration for this satiric comedy about race and class in America. In Act I, a black family is integrating a white neighborhood in 1959. In Act II, 50 years have passed in the same house and gentrification is now the name of the game. Jokes fly and hidden agendas unfold as two generations tiptoe through social politics, pitting race against real estate. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, The New York Times hailed Clybourne Park as “ferociously smart” and Variety raved, “Yes, it’s dangerous and provocative, but pulverizingly funny to boot!”

*No charge for University-enrolled undergraduates

Art Forum Lecture Series Presents:
Wafaa Bilal

October 7 • 2:30-4:20 p.m.

Calcia Hall - Room 135

Admission Free

Iraqi-born artist Wafaa Bilal is renowned for provoking dialogue about international politics and internal dynamics through high-profile, technologically-driven art projects that employ the use of robotics, the Internet, and photographic mobile mapping.

For his 2007 installation, "Dom
estic Tension," Bilal spent a month in a Chicago gallery with a paintball gun that people could shoot at him over the Internet. Bilal’s work is constantly informed by the experience of fleeing his homeland and existing simultaneously in two worlds – his home in the “comfort zone” of the U.S. and his consciousness of the “conflict zone” in Iraq. Using his own body as a medium, Bilal continues to challenge our comfort zone with projects like "The 3rd I" and"...and Counting."

In 2008, City Lights published Shoot an Iraqi: Art, Life and Resistance Under the Gun, about Bilal’s life and the "Domestic Tension" project. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Calif.; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Ill.; and MATHAF: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar, among others. He is currently an associate arts professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

Art Forum is a weekly program for undergraduate and graduate students, and the public. The program brings in artists, designers, art historians and art critics from around the world to present their work and ideas in an open forum. It is also a course (ARGS 280, 3 SH). Admission is free. 
For more information
about these and additional
College of the Arts' events,
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Film Forum Speaker Series Presents:
Filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin

October 28 • 7-9:30 p.m.
University Hall - Room 1010
Admission free

The Academy Award-nominated filmmakers' films include Citizen Koch, Trouble the Water, and Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine and Capitalism; A Love Story
__________________________________  All College Events  - Calendar 
(Note: Subject to changes)
George Segal Gallery - Web page
To December 20: "MSU Works on Paper Collection"

Dept. of Art and Design - Web page
Art Forum/Art Talks...
October 7: Wafaa Bilal
October 14: Priyanka Dasgupta

October 21: Bruce Ferguson
October 28: Blane De St. Croix

Art Forum/Art Talks Web page
MFA Gallery...
To October 3: John Spano

October 6-10: Mina Zarfsaz
October 13-17: Ruth Borgenicht
October 20-24: Meagan Green and Stephanie Spitz
October 27-31:Brian Williams and Joseph Caraval
MFA Gallery Web page
John J. Cali School of Music - Web page
October 1: Wendy Stern, Flute
October 2: A Migrant in the New – A Norwegian/American Musical Exchange
October 24: MSU Symphonic Band and MSU Campus-Community Band
October 25: MSU Symphony Orchestra
October 26: MSU Singers, Vocal Accord, and Wind Symphony
Complete list of all faculty, student and guest artists' performances.

Dept. of Theatre and Dance - Web page
 October 15-19: Clybourne Park
School of Communication and Media - Web page
Film Forum...
October 7: Pamela Yates-Director
October 14: Dan Braun-Producer/Musician and Distributor
October 28: Carl Deal and Tia Lessin, Filmmakers
Film Forum's Web page
Special Projects
October 9:
"Race, Power and Politics"
Carpe Diem...

Current Carpe Diem episodes

Peak Performances - Web page
October 1: An Evening with Richard Schechner
October 4, 5: Mind Out of Matter
October 12: Shanghai Quartet
October 16-19: Apropros
October 30-31: Richard Alston Dance Company


Creative Research Center - Web Page

Office of Education and Community Outreach - Web page
October 6-December 18: "Waldsee 1944"

Following is a peek at u
pcoming events for prospective students. Save the date and register now!

October 12: Undergraduate Open House
October 15-18: OcTUBAfest

October 18 and November 23: Honors Audition Master Classes
October 24: Art and Design Day
October 26: Graduate Open House
November 6: Music Therapy Day
November 7
: Communication and Media Day
November 14: Theatre Day
November 21: Dance Day

Campus Visits: Undergraduate l Graduate

For more information about campus visits, and a complete list of Arts Days events for 2014-'15, click here.