Koret Auditorium

Guest Lectures: Burning Man 2014 Desert Arts Preview

June 8, 2014 - 2:00pm5:00pm

This is Burning Man’s very popular annual artist lecture series, which offers a sneak preview of some of the many notable art projects in progress for Burning Man 2014. You will hear from artists who are creating revolutionary works of art, often in highly collaborative ways. Some have been creating work for the inhospitable tabula rasa of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada for many years, while others are creating work for the first time.

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Guest Curator Lecture: "Modernism from the National Gallery of Art", by Harry Cooper, Curator and Head of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington

Roy Lichtenstein painting
June 6, 2014 - 7:00pm8:30pm

Inaugural Robert and Daphne Bransten Lecture: Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection
Harry Cooper, curator and head of modern art, National Gallery of Art, Washington

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Textile Arts Council Lecture: "Lampung Imagery, Textile Iconography of South Sumatra", by Thomas Murray

lampit ritual mat
June 14, 2014 - 10:00am

The Lampung District in south Sumatra is home to the most celebrated textile tradition of the Indonesian Archipelago. This is an area known at its core for ancient Austronesian megaliths, Bronze Age decorative influences, and the great cultural impulse of the Buddhist/Hindu state of Srivijaya. A millennium ago, there also washed upon its shores a cosmopolitan world of ideas and trade goods from China, India, Arabia, and Europe in exchange for prized Lampung pepper.

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Film Screening: "Black Orpheus" (1959, 107 min.)

May 23, 2014 - 6:30pm8:30pm

Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Marcel Camus’s Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the 20th-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was an international cultural event.

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Film Screening: "Monterey Pop" (1968, 78 min.)

Monterey Pop poster
May 16, 2014 - 7:00pm8:30pm

On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey would propel the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few among a wildly diverse group of performers that included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and Ravi Shankar. In his characteristic vérité style, D. A.

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