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IN THIS ISSUE: APRIL 1, 2017

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Ukrainian folk music, conceptual Russian art, stop-motion animation and more...


The Happenings Ahead are in full swing this spring, with more than two dozen events and exhibitions for you to see and explore.


Browse everything the arts and museums have to offer this month, and m
ake your plans today. And don't forget to enter our contest at the end of this issue.

EVENTS TO ENJOY

Lauren Horn '17 presents her senior thesis in dance, "The Invisibility of Identity," April 6-8.


THIS WEEKEND


Community Day: Fool Mead Once

Saturday, April 1, 1-3 p.m. | Mead Art Museum


Music at Amherst presents Quicksilver

Saturday, April 1, 7 p.m. | Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall


Music at Amherst presents Boston Modern Orchestra Project

Sunday, April 2, 3 p.m. | Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall


NEXT WEEK


Artist Talk by Kota Ezawa

Wednesday, April 5, 6 p.m. | Mead Art Museum


Five College Multicultural Theater Word! Festival

Wednesday, April 5, 7 p.m. | Kirby Theater


Film Screening: "Sixty Six" followed by Q&A with filmmaker Lewis Klahr

Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m. | Stirn Auditorium


Fiction Reading: Karolina Waclawiak

Wednesday, April 5, 8 p.m. | Amherst Books


"Everyday Partitions: South Asia in Contemporary Art," a lecture by Sonal Khullar, associate professor of art history at the University of Washington

Thursday, April 6, 4:30 p.m. | Fayerweather Hall 115, Pruyne Lecture Hall


"The Invisibility of Identity," Lauren Horn's Senior Thesis in Dance

Thursday, April 6-Saturday, April 8, 8 p.m. | Holden Experimental Theater


Ethno-Chaos: Hearing DakhaBrakha in the Context of Contemporary Revolutionary Ukrainian Politics with Maria Sonevytsky

Friday, April 7, 4:30 p.m., Fayerweather Hall 115 | Pruyne Lecture Hall


Music at Amherst presents DakhaBrakha

Friday, April 7, 8 p.m. | Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall


Student Arts Party, a Spring Arts Festival Event

Saturday, April 8, 8 p.m. | The Powerhouse


LATER IN APRIL


Glee Club Performance

Sunday, April 9, 3 p.m. | Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall


New Perspectives in American Music: "Teaching Popular Music in Institutions of Higher Learning" with Patrice Rushen

Monday, April 10, 4:30 p.m. | Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd floor)


Rapaport Lecture in Contemporary Art: Rachel Rose

Thursday, April 13, 4:30 p.m. | Fayerweather Hall 115, Pruyne Lecture Hall


Poetry Reading: Nathanial Mackey

Thursday, April 13, 8 p.m. | Amherst Books


Amherst Symphony Orchestra presents Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony #7

Saturday, April 15, 8 p.m. | Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall


Academic & Co-Curricular Engagement at the College Art Museum: The View from Harvard with Dr. David Odo

Thursday, April 20, 4:30 p.m. | Mead Art Museum


Film Screening: "Exit Zero: An Industrial Family Story"

Thursday, April 20, 7:30 p.m. | Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd floor)


Symposium: "Tales and Visions of Elena Guro: a Woman in the Russian Avant-garde"

Friday, April 21-Saturday, April 22, various times | Amherst Center for Russian Culture and Mead Art Museum


Amherst Explorations: Celebrating Student Research & Creative Work

Friday, April 21, all day | Frost Library


Emily Dickinson Museum Poetry Discussion Group

Friday, April 21, 12 p.m. | Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd floor)


Music at Amherst presents Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish

Friday, April 21, 8 p.m. | Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall


Music at Amherst masterclass with Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish

Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m. | Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall


Concert Choir Spring Concert

Saturday, April 22, 5 p.m. | Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall


Chorus Spring Concert

Sunday, April 23, 1 p.m. | Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall


Amherst College Jazz Ensemble Concert

Sunday, April 23, 7 p.m. | Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall


A Conversation with Artist Vitaly Komar

Wednesday, April 26, 5 p.m. | Stirn Auditorium


Amherst Symphony Orchestra Concerto Open Dress Rehearsal

Thursday, April 27, 8 p.m., Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall


Madrigal Concert

Sunday, April 30, 4 p.m. | The Octagon

EXHIBITIONS TO EXPLORE

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Self-portrait by Natalya Goncharova, whose work is featured in Songs of the City: Elena Guro and Artists of her Times.


Songs of the City: Elena Guro and Artists of her Times

Mid-April through May 2017 | Amherst Center for Russian Culture Gallery


Rotherwas Project 2: Kota Ezawa, Gardner Museum Revisited

Through June 1, 2017 | Mead Art Museum


Seeing Single Channel Video: Amherst Film & Media Studies Faculty Selections

Through June 1, 2017 | Mead Art Museum


Accumulations: 5,000 Years of Objects, Fictions and Conversations

Through June 1, 2017 | Mead Art Museum

NEWSWORTHY

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Works by Kota Ezawa in the Mead Art Museum's Rotherwas Room. Photos by Maria Stenzel.


Curated by Thieves

In an interview with Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art Niko Vicario, artist Kota Ezawa talks about how an FBI database sparked his interest in the still unsolved Gardner Museum art heist of 1990 and led him to recreate 13 lost artworks.


Bowie, 1974

In 1974 David Bowie’s manager invited photographer Steve Schapiro ’55 to a private shoot with the pop star in Los Angeles.


Conversations with Literary Luminaries

During Amherst’s second annual literary festival, four distinguished authors shared sentiments on friendship, history and hallmarks of great writing.


Lessons from Lady Godiva

Adam Vine '01 is a performance and video artist who, by incorporating elements of protest into his work, generates what he calls “creative collaborative action.”


That Awkward Unbalance that Becomes the Beautiful: An Interview with Archibald MacLeish

In a never before published 1965 interview, three time Pulitzer-Prize winning poet and Amherst lecturer Archibald MacLeish discusses teaching and the art of poetry with then-student Tom Fels '67. 

ENTER TO WIN


Tell us your favorite poem by Emily Dickinson
, and you'll be entered to win the poster of Emily pictured above, created from a painting by Elizabeth Pols (size 18"x 24"). Email your answer to artsmuse@amherst.edu by 11 p.m. on Sunday, April 2. One randomly selected winner will be notified via email. 


Congratulations to last month's winner, Mary Marion! We asked readers to submit the best 
book read in the past 12 months. Here are some of the responses we received: 

-A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
-Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
-The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald
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When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
-State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

STAY CONNECTED

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Links You'll Like:
Arts calendar || Beneski Museum of Natural History || Emily Dickinson Museum || Mead Art Museum || Music at AmhersT SERIES || Russian Center Art Gallery || The Common Literary Magazine || Theater and Dance