"Creative Reckonings: Catastrophe and the Arts"

Copeland Colloquium Seminar Series "Permanent Catastrophe?"

March 4, 2014 - 4:30 pm
Frost Library, Friendly Reading Room

Please join us on Tuesday, March 4, at 4:30 p.m. in Friendly Reading Room at Frost Library for the Copeland Colloquium panel discussion on “Creative Reckonings: Catastrophe and the Arts.”

What is the purpose of art after catastrophe? How have creative works provided public and private spaces for healing, testimony, memorial and advocacy in the wake of catastrophic events? Can art created out of this place be evaluated in terms of its artistic merit in the same manner as other artwork? Does art centered on catastrophe encourage critical engagement with the prospect and prevention of future disaster? Join Charlotte Brathwaite (Theater & Dance), Jenny Kallick (Music), and Samuel Morse (Art & the History of Art) for a look at historical and contemporary artistic explorations and imaginings of catastrophe and their implications.

This is the third of five in a series related to this year’s Copeland Colloquium theme “Catastrophe and the Catastrophic.” This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Contact Info

Megan Estes
413-542-2380
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