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  • Art and Art History Lecture Series Events (2016 - 2017)

    Dates:

    See current schedule at the website below

    Location:

    Various locations on the MSU Campus in East Lansing, Michigan. See schedule at the website below.

    Description:

    This lecture series brings in various artists and lecturers, encompassing a wide variety of art forms, styles, and philosophies.

  • Broad Underground Screening: Space in the Brain (April 2017)

    Dates:

    April 15, 2017.  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.  Lecture at 2:00 pm.

    Location:

    Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Rd, East Lansing, MI 48825

    Description:

    “Space in the Brain” addresses the intersection of cosmic exploration and pictorial abstraction in the cinematic avant-garde. Using methods from hand-painted film to pioneering computer animation, artists have taken inspiration from the Space Race of the 1960s to create new depictions of mental interiority. Films by Stan Brakhage, Jordan Belson, Lawrence Jordan, Jeanne Liotta, Len Lye, José Antonio Sistiaga, Makino Takashi, Stan VanDerBeek, John and James Whitney.

    Professor Zinman is also giving a lecture on Friday, 14 April, 2pm: “Media Recursions: Nam June Paik’s Digital Art.”

  • Creative Art Techniques that Inspire Healing: Adolescents to Young Adults (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, April 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    Greater Lansing Association of Realtors®, 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911

    Description:

    Art has been used to help with healing for many years. In this experiential workshop you will learn specific play and creative art techniques that you can begin utilizing in your practice immediately. This will include both individual, group, and family techniques. This experiential workshop will teach you specific techniques that utilize various creative art techniques. Each of the techniques covers a wide range of uses so that you may adapt it for many different areas of practice. Throughout the workshop, there will be demonstrations on how to process each activity. The history and advantages of incorporating creative art techniques into your counseling practice will also be discussed.
    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Discussion and Reception: Through a Black Lens: Detroit 1967 (April 2017)

    Dates:

    • Discussion and Reception: Thursday, April 6, 2017.  4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Through a Black Lens Exhibit: March 24 - April 14, 2017.

    The RCAH LookOut! Gallery is open Monday through Friday from noon to 3 p.m. and is always free. All visitors are welcome.

    Location:

    LookOut! Art Gallery, 362 Bogue Street, Snyder-Phillips Hall, East Lansing, MI 48825.  

    Description:

    On Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 4:30-6:00 p.m., there will be a panel discussion and reception as part of the exhibit Through a Black Lens: Detroit 1967 in the LookOut! Art Gallery. Panelists:

    • Dr. Eugene Cain, photographer and retired school administrator
    • Dr. Melvin Peters, retired Assoc. Prof., African American Studies, Eastern Michigan University
    • Rina Risper, publisher of The New Citizens Press

    From March 24 through April 14, 2017, visit the RCAH LookOut! Art Gallery for Through a Black Lens: Detroit 1967, an exhibition of African-American photojournalism and Detroit’s 1967 urban upheaval in photographs, videos, and other eyewitness accounts.

  • Drawing Lives, Writing Worlds: A Graphic Narratives Symposium (April 2017)

    Dates:

    • Friday, April 14, 2017:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Saturday, April 15, 2017.  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Location:

    April 14 (B342 Wells Hall), April 15 (303 International Center), MSU, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Two German comic artists are coming to campus to share their work. The format includes not just traditional academic talks, but also shorter 'lightning presentations', a poster session, and live drawings/demonstrations of techniques from artists Reinhard Kleist and Line Hoven themselves. The program will include faculty and students from several units across campus, as well as German Studies colleagues from other colleges and universities across Michigan.

  • Folk Arts in Education - A Resource Handbook II

    Description:

    Folk Arts in Education: A Resource Handbook II examines the state of folklife and folk arts in education projects around the U.S. with sample curricula from over 50 exemplary programs for youth in educational settings in K-12 schools, youth-serving organizations arts and humanities councils, museums, and cultural heritage and folk arts nonprofit organizations.

    Folklife programs in schools and after-school programs bring young people in touch with their communities, their ethnic identities, the authentic cultural expressions of their own families and others through direct participation and ethnographic methods using photography, video, radio, audio recordings, exhibitions, festival, and residencies with tradition-bearers. A web resources section links educators to folk arts programs nationwide.

  • G. Robert Vincent Voice Library

    Location:

    100 Library, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The G. Robert Vincent Voice Library is a collection of primary source sound material, found mainly in speech, performance, interview, and lecture format. The collection, stored primarily on reels of magnetic recording tape, contains the voices of over 100,000 persons from all walks of life. Items represent, in most cases, a migration from other recording formats, off-air broadcasts, or Voice Library original recordings. New items are mastered digitally and a retrospective digital re-mastering of existing analog recordings is underway. About 15,000 digital sound files have been created. Most items held in the public domain are available online in mp3 format.

  • Michigan Stained Glass Census Website

    Description:

    The MSU Museum sponsors the Michigan Stained Glass Census Website. By researching and recording information about the origins, styles, and subject matter of architectural stained glass, the Census is creating an invaluable resource of visual and documentary material related to Michigan's social, religious, and art history. The Census also encourages individuals and groups to better appreciate and preserve the stained glass treasures in their own communities. The Web site features a comprehensive list of registered stained glass windows. Information about the history and artists of certain windows is available under the Window of the Month feature. Other features include online and downloadable registration forms, a listing of stained glass-related objects in the MSU Museum collection, information about the quarterly e-mail newsletter, a stained glass bibliography, and links to many windows in Michigan and elsewhere.

  • Michigan Traditional Arts Program

    Location:

    MSU Museum, West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Michigan Traditional Arts Program (MTAP) develops and implements programs that advance cross-cultural understanding in a diverse society through the identification, documentation, preservation, and presentation of the traditional arts and cultural heritage of the state of Michigan. In addition to heading up programs like FOLKPATTERNS, the Great Lakes Folk Fest, and the Michigan Stained Glass Census, MTAP also offers several online exhibits, and research and technical assistance.

  • MSU Cultural Engagement Council for the Promotion of Arts and Cultural Resources

    Description:

    MSU's Cultural Engagement Council (CEC), the organizing body behind the Year of Arts and Culture, is composed of leaders of allied cultural units, outreach, and student life. The CEC strives to increase the visibility of campus cultural resources and facilitate expanded MSU cultural engagement among our students and across Michigan, nationally, and internationally. The CEC seeks to build among students and the community a common understanding of the importance of culture through new and innovative partnerships and collaborations; and to enhance teaching and research in all aspects of the study of culture.

  • The Quilt Index

    Description:

    The Quilt Index is a central resource that incorporates a wide variety of sources and information on quilts, quiltmakers, and quiltmaking. The Index includes:
    images and information on privately held quilts compiled by over 56 state and regional quilt documentation projects in the United States and internationally;
    images and information on quilts in public museum and library collections;
    bibliographies of secondary materials relevant to quilt study; and
    finding aids developed to assist researchers with locating hard-to-find quilt-related primary and secondary materials in public collections.

    Quilts are searchable or browsable by timeperiod, style or technique, purpose or function, original location, or collection.

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