Tickets for our 10th annual Wine & Run for the Roses are now available! Click here to learn more!

Loading Events

Upcoming Events › Lecture

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

March 2020

AMERICA’S GREAT DAMS: Hoover and the Constructions of the 1930s and 1940s

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Richard Guy Wilson, Commonwealth Professor Architectural History, University of Virginia

The large dams built across the United States in the period from 1931 to 1944 were monumental undertakings, and in some ways rival the great pyramids of Egypt in size, construction and impact. These dams, constructed by the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Army Corps of Engineers, changed American life. In this presentation, Richard Guy Wilson, Commonwealth Professor Architectural History, University of Virginia, will focus on the design and building of Hoover (originally Boulder) Dam, located on the Colorado River between Arizona and Nevada, and also examine its impact upon the other great dams.  

Find out more »

April 2020

SECOND GENERATION PHOTOGRAPHER: An Overdue Conversation With My Father

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Ron Tarver, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Swarthmore College

Ron Tarver is a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer with a broad background covering photojournalism and art photography. In this session, Tarver explains how he has reimagined the African American experience in the United States under Jim Crow through the lens of his father Richard, a photographer who captured the community of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma during the 1940s and 1950s. Tarver will share his own experience as a photographer and how he has approached his current project that borrows from his father’s productive legacy.

Find out more »

OBJECTS IN ACTION: Dynamism and Multisensory Experience in Contemporary West African Masquerade

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Lisa Homann, Assistant Professor of Art History at University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Based on over a decade of research in Southwestern Burkina Faso, West Africa, this talk will offer an overview of contemporary masquerade arts and practices, addressing the question, “What is masquerade?” While we might be accustomed to viewing and understanding African masks as wood headpieces displayed on walls in museums and private collections, Dr. Lisa Homann demonstrates that masks are more than objects of contemplation. Rather, mask headpieces are just one element of masquerade, which is a dynamic and multisensory experience. Her presentation will include photographs, videos, and eyewitness accounts of recent mask performances. Dr. Lisa Homann is Assistant Professor…

Find out more »

NEW FORMS: The Chicago Tribune Tower Architectural Competition of 1922

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: David Brashear, Interim Director, Muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary

When they launched the design competition for their new headquarters in 1922, the publishers of the Chicago Tribune were seeking to build “the world’s most beautiful office building.”  Prizes totaling $100,000 were offered to entrants, and 263 designers from 23 countries submitted entries.  The competition was a watershed moment in the evolution of skyscraper architecture, and the diversity of the entries underscored the broad palette available to architects as they struggled with appropriate forms for tall buildings.  In this lecture, David Brashear will examine the importance of the competition and some of the noteworthy submissions.

Find out more »

May 2020

NATIVE PLACES: Drawing as a Way to See

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Frank Harmon, FAIA, Professor of Practice in Architecture, North Carolina State University College of Design

As an architecture student in London in the 1960s, Frank Harmon used sketching to discover, study, and understand the nuances of structures and nature. "If I take a photograph of something, it remains in my mind forever." In this session, Harmon will describe his own personal journey, discuss the importance of studied examination and attention as a way to better appreciate the world around us, and preview his book, Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See. Books will be available for sale and will be signed by the author.

Find out more »
+ Export Events