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Art and Self Perception

Portrate of a girl with the face split into four sections and the text Art and Self Perception

University Libraries is coordinating a series of events and lectures for the 2012-13 academic year to promote events and happenings taking place across the Western Illinois University campus. A majority of the events take place either in the Leslie F. Malpass Library of the Macomb campus, or the Figge Art Museum, located in Davenport, Iowa.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for several departments on campus, such as the Museum Studies, Art, and the Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs to collaborate and cross-promote their event to a broader audience," said Phyllis Self, Dean of Libraries, "I hope people will participate in several events."

The fall 2012 schedule is as follows:

September: 9/8/2012

Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present exhibit opens at the Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa. Please visit their website at http://www.figgeartmuseum.org/ for specific details and potential costs.

9/13/2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Sheldon Stryker presents, "The Travels of Self and Identity Theory: From Packing the Suitcases to Brief Visits to Ports Close (Other Orientations to Social Psychology and Other Fields of Interest Within Sociology, Other Social Sciences) and Distant (Evolutionary Neurology, Structural Linguistics, Contemporary Cognitive Psychology)", Room 109, Morgan Hall.
9/18/2012 at Noon
Niall Hartnett presents, "Hybridizing the Medium: Using Film with Digital in Portrait Photography", Room 180, Leslie F. Malpass Library.
9/18/2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Ola Al-Sheyab presents, "Muslim Heritage Dress", Garden Lounge, Leslie F. Malpass Library.
9/20/2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Posing Beauty Special Workshop, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa. Please visit their website at http://www.figgeartmuseum.org/ for specific details and potential costs.
9/23/2012 at 2:00 p.m.
Faces of Napoleon: Select Portraits from the Private Collection of Pierre-Jean Chalençon, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa. Please visit their website at http://www.figgeartmuseum.org/ for specific details and potential costs.
9/25/2012
Laura Tanner Graham and Tyanna Buie Solo Shows open at the Western Illinois University Art Gallery. The shows run through October 25, 2012.
9/27/2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Posing Beauty in African American Culture – Curator Discussion, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa. Please visit their website at http://www.figgeartmuseum.org/ for specific details and potential costs.
9/27/2012 at 7:30 p.m.
26th Annual Mary Olive Woods Lecture, featuring Sally Haslanger, Professor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), presents "Structural Injustice: What It Is and How It's Hidden", Grand Ballroom, University Union.

October:

10/4/2012 at 7:00 p.m.
James Caldwell presents, "Making Music with Computers and Wii Remotes: Gesture and Metaphor", Garden Lounge, Leslie F. Malpass Library.
10/12/2012 at 7:00 p.m.
CANCELLED - To be rescheduled in Spring 2013: Matt Kish, librarian and author of Moby Dick in Pictures One Drawing for Every Page, discusses his recently published book, Garden Lounge, Leslie F. Malpass Library.
10/17/2012 at 6:00 p.m.
Thomas Smith lecture, "Producing Visual Effects for Feature Films", Sandburg Theatre, University Union.
10/18/2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Posing Beauty lecture, "You look Beautiful Like This: Selling Race and Heritage to Chicago's African American Community In the Era of the New Negro" presented by Kimberly Glenn, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa. Please visit their website at http://www.figgeartmuseum.org/ for specific details and potential costs.
10/19/2012
Bruce Walters presents, "Exploring NASA", Atrium, Leslie F. Malpass Library.
10/20/2012
2012 College Invitational exhibit opening, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa. Please visit their website at http://www.figgeartmuseum.org/ for specific details and potential costs.
10/24/2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Timothy Collins presents, "Through a Lens Naturally: Musings on the Land", Garden Lounge, Leslie F. Malpass Library.
10/25/2012 at 6:00 p.m.
Posing Beauty – College Night, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa. Please visit their website at http://www.figgeartmuseum.org/ for specific details and potential costs.
10/27/2012
Rose Frantzen: Portrait of Maquoketa exhibit opening, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa. Please visit their website at http://www.figgeartmuseum.org/ for specific details and potential costs.

November:

11/1/2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Rose Frantzen Lecture, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa. Please visit their website at http://www.figgeartmuseum.org/ for specific details and potential costs.
11/3/2012 at 12:30 p.m.
Rose Frantzen Demonstration, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa. Please visit their website at http://www.figgeartmuseum.org/ for specific details and potential costs.
11/12/2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Jim Yunker presents, "The Joy of Painting for the Fun of It", Garden Lounge, Leslie F. Malpass Library.
11/29/2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Fred Jones presents, "Landscapes, Books and Portfolios: A Timeline to the Past?", Garden Lounge, Leslie F. Malpass Library.

December:

12/6/2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Linda Zellmer presents, "Art of Mapping: Maps as Art", Garden Lounge, Leslie F. Malpass Library.

The spring 2013 schedule is as follows:

January:

01/22/2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Dominic Mario Sansone Exhibit Opening. Western Illinois University Art Gallery
01/29/2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Esteban Araya presents, "Science Behind Iconic Space Images" at the Physical Sciences Library, 201 Currens
01/31/2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Keith Holz presents, "The Memory of the Holocaust in the Art of Post-Wall Germany" in the Leslie F. Malpass Library, Garden Lounge

February:

02/07/2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Iraj Kalantari presents, "Mathematics and Technology in Service to Art" in the Leslie F. Malpass Library, Garden Lounge
02/20/2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Slingshot Hip Hop Film and Discussion hosted by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University Union, Sandburg Theatre
02/28/2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Bill Maakestad presents, "Who is Al Sears, and Why is He Important to the History of American Music?" in the Leslie F. Malpass Library, Garden Lounge

March:

03/06/2013 at 7:00 p.m.
The Purity Myth: the Virginity Movement's War Against Women Film and Discussion hosted by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University Union, Sandburg Theatre
03/19/2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Restoration Cathedral Music - A Symposium, co-hosted by the School of Music, Visiting Lectures Committee, and the Council on Student Activities Fund in the University Union, Lincoln Room. For complete details and registration, please visit, www.wiu.edu/cathedralmusic.
03/19/2013 at 12:45 p.m.
Restoration Cathedral Music Recital, Performed by University Singers at the Wesley United Methodist Church. For additional information, please visit www.wiu.edu/cathedralmusic.
03/21/2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Author, Matt Kish, discusses his book Moby Dick in Pictures at the Leslie F. Malpass Library, Garden Lounge
03/28/2013 Immediately AFTER Performance
Jeannie Woods hosts the post-play discussion of I Hate Hamlet! In the Horrabin Hall Theatre. Tickets to the performance must be purchased separately.

April:

04/4/2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Al Goldfarb presents, "The Continuing Impact of the Holocaust on the Life and Career of a Child of Survivors" in the Leslie F. Malpass Library, Garden Lounge.
04/10/2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Carmen Keist presents, "Exploring Fashion as Art" in 203 Knoblach Hall.
04/18/2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Chris Sutton presents, "Chris Sutton Photography" in the Leslie F. Malpass Library, Garden Lounge
04/25/2013 at 7:00 p.m.
The Grace Lee Film Project Film and Discussion co-hosted by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, at the University Union, Sandburg Theatre.

Contact Information

Questions about the Art and Self Perception events can be directed to University Libraries’ Administration Office at (309) 298-2762.