Johnston Foster (found object and installation)
Opening reception: September 18, 3-5 p.m.
Gallery hours: 10-4, M-F and by appointment
Flippo Gallery, Pace-Armistead Hall (art exhibit)
“Johnston Foster’s sculptures and installations are the result of an intense practice
of collecting, scavenging, and reinvention of found objects through a distinctive
alchemical process. His works consist of cast off and recycled objects that are
executed in a hands- on, rough hewn style that redefines the objects used to create
the sculptures. Foster’s sculptural imagery is inspired by urban myths, and pop
culture consumerism that balances delicately between humor, celebration and a sense
of dark and sinister criticism.” Foster exhibits both nationally and internationally
and is represented by Rare in NYC.
-Excerpt from biography http://arts.vcu.edu/sculpture/portfolios/johnston-foster-2/
This exhibit is free and open to the public.
The Complete History of America (Abridged) by Adam Long, Reed Martin, and
Sept. 14 – 16 at 8:00 p.m.; Sept. 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Cobb Theatre, R-MC Center for the Performing Arts (comedy presentation)
An irreverent romp through millennia of American history, R-MC’s drama department
kicks off its season with a reprise of Michelle Nieporte’s ’13 summer 2011 Schapiro
Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) project.
Three actors narrate events and impersonate the figures who have made our political,
economic and cultural history happen—though not always with a tender care for correctness,
gravity or dignity. Don’t bother taking notes—there won’t be a quiz after.
The Box Office (a phone mailbox) begins taking reservations at 10:00 a.m. on September
5 at (804) 752-7316. Tickets are $5 per person, free to R-MC faculty, staff and
Wanderers, Women, and Weinen: An Evening of German Lieder
7:30 p.m. St. Ann’s Performing Arts Building (music presentation)
Poetry and music intertwine in this recital by R-MC music faculty members Elizabeth
Eschen (mezzo-soprano) and James Doering (piano), who will perform songs by Schubert,
Schumann, Brahms, and Mahler.
This event is free and open to the public.
Richmond Symphony Orchestra: Metro Collection
Series 1 – Mendelssohn’s Italian (music presentation)
2:00 p.m. Pre-Concert Lecture, Thomas Branch Atrium (Free)
3:00 p.m. Blackwell Auditorium, R-MC Center for the Performing Arts (Ticket required;
call RSO Box Office at (804) 788-1212)
(sponsored by Joan and Ralph Crosby)
2:00 p.m. - Get up close and personal with Music Director Steven Smith and Conductor
Erin Freeman of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. R-MC Professor of Music James Doering
will lead a pre-concert discussion before each concert at R-MC.This discussion is
free and open to the public.
3:00 p.m. - Join Music Director Steven Smith and Associate Conductor Erin R. Freeman
for a season of engaging chamber orchestra concerts designed to introduce you to
both new orchestral favorites and time-tested treats. Enjoy these musical delights
at Randolph-Macon College – the other home of the Richmond Symphony.
Today, RSO conductor Erin R. Freeman will lead the orchestra with guest performance
by the Richmond Symphony Chamber Chorus. They will present:
Aaron Jay Kernis Musica Celestis
Bach Mass in F Major
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A Major (Italian)
Special pricing will be offered for the performances and subscription prices
are also available at greater savings. To purchase,
click on RSO or contact the Richmond Symphony Box office at (804) 788-1212.
Admission at the door: $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for children, $5 for
students with valid college ID. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Visiting Scholars Program of Phi Beta Kappa and the Zeta chapter at R-MC present:
UCLA History Professor Teofilo Ruiz, “The Other 1492”
7:00 p.m., location: Topping Room, Old Chapel (Room 212)
1492 has long been seen as the “miracle year” of the Spanish realms. This lecture
addresses the importance of 1492 from different perspectives. Instead of examining
the so-called achievements of the Catholic Monarchs (their victory over Granada,
religious and political unity, and the encounter with the New World), Dr. Ruiz will
look at what the events of 1492 meant for those who bore, on their flesh, the brunt
of a new centralized monarchy, religious intolerance, and colonial expansion.
Ruiz focus is on Jews, Conversos, Muslims, Moriscos, and the natives of the New
World for whom 1492 represented a radical and catastrophic change in their individual
and collective lives. By examining the history of Jews, Muslims, and New World natives
during the transition from the Middle Ages to modernity, we see the growing intolerance
ushered in by military conquest, religious intolerance, and political centralization.
During his distinguished career, Dr. Ruiz has taught at Brooklyn College, the CUNY
Graduate Center, the University of Michigan, the École des hautes études en sciences
sociales in Paris, and was the 250th Anniversary Visiting Professor for Distinguished
Teaching at Princeton before joining the history department at UCLA in 1998. In
2008, he received the university’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
Prof. Ruiz has received fellowships from the NEH, the Mellon Foundation, the Institute
for Advanced Study in Princeton and the ACLS. In 1994, he was selected as one of
only four U.S. Professors of the Year by CASE and by the Carnegie Foundation. A
specialist in the social and popular culture of late medieval and early modern Castile,
Prof. Ruiz is the author of several books including Crisis and Continuity: Land
and Town in Late Medieval Castile, which won the Biennial Award for the best book
on Spanish History from the American Historical Association; Spanish Society, 1400-1600;
From Heaven to Earth: The Reordering of Castilian Society in the Late Middle Ages,1150-1350
and Reflections on the Terror of History (forthcoming).