Gallery Talks

Announcing the GODWIN-TERNBACH MUSEUM PODCAST!

Our first podcast is a recording of the poetry reading by Natalie Diaz and Sandra Lim sponsored by B E L L A D O N N A* and the Queens College English Department. This project was created by Queens College students Joseph Patzner (MLS ’18) and Mohammad Khan (BA History ’18).

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ARTIST LECTURE BY TOMI ARAI
Thursday, April 21, 12-2PM

Sponsored by Professor Tyrone Mitchell of the Queens College Art Department

Kitchen3_squaresTomie Arai is public artist who lives and works in NYC. She has designed both temporary and permanent public works of art for Creative Time, the US General Services Administration Art in Architecture Program, the NYC PerCent for Art Program, the Cambridge Arts Council, the MTA Arts for Transit Program, the New York City Board of Education and the San Francisco Arts Commission.

About her process Arai says “Through the use of family stories, shared memories, and archival photographs, I construct pages of ‘living history’ that reflect the layered and complex narratives that give meaning to the places we live in.”

 


FREE SCREENING OF THE ANTHROPOLOGIST
Tuesday, April 12 at 6PM

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At the core of The Anthropologist are the parallel stories of two women: Margaret Mead, who popularized cultural anthropology in America; and Susie Crate, an environmental anthropologist currently studying the impact of climate change. Uniquely revealed from their daughters’ perspectives, Mead and Crate demonstrate a fascination with how societies are forced to negotiate the disruption of their traditional ways of life, whether through encounters with the outside world or the unprecedented change wrought by melting permafrost, receding glaciers and rising tides.

The screening will be followed by Q&A with film director Seth Kramer; Climate change scientist Prof. Stephen Pekar; City Council Member and Chair of Environmental Protection Committee Costa Constantinides.
Moderated by Prof. Leslie McCleave, Media Studies.

 


B E L L A D O N N A * WITH QUEENS COLLEGE:
A READING BY POETS NATALIE DIAZ AND SANDRA LIM

Q&A facilitated by Bidisha Bagchee and Joshua Oladiti
Monday, March 14 at 6:30PM

Co-sponsored by B E L L A D O N N A* and the Queens College English Department

RECORDING OF THIS EVENT IS NOW AVAILABLE ON ITUNES

NATALIE DIAZ was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, CA, on the banks of the Colorado River. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. Her first poetry collection, When My Brother Was an Aztec, was published by Copper Canyon Press. A Lannan Literary Fellow and Native Arts Council Foundation Fellow, she was awarded a Bread Loaf Fellowship, the Holmes National Poetry Prize, a Hodder Fellowship, and a PEN/Civitella Ranieri Foundation Residency, as well as a US Artists Ford Fellowship. Diaz teaches at the Institute of American Indian Arts Low Rez MFA program and splits her time between the East Coast and Mohave Valley, AZ, where she works to revitalize the Mojave language.

SANDRA LIM is the author of Loveliest Grotesque (Kore Press, 2006) and The Wilderness (W.W. Norton, 2014), selected by Louise Glück for the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize. The Wilderness also won the Levis Reading Prize from Virginia Commonwealth University (2015). Lim is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, the Getty Research Institute, and the Jentel Foundation. Her poems and essay have appeared in Boston Review, VOLT, Literary Imagination, and The New York Times. She is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts—Lowell and she lives in Cambridge, MA.

The reading is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
For more information, please contact Ryan Black at ryan.black@qc.cuny.edu

 


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