Calendar and Events
Events on November 8, 2012
7 – 8 p.m.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013 AT 7 P.M.
Speakers: Michael Gaudio and Cameron Gainer.
How we represent the natural world tells us much about ourselves. This CrossTalk explores the blurred boundaries between art, science, fantasy, and reality and examines how artful depictions of nature express our relationships with the natural world and our identities as human beings.
Michael Gaudio specializes in the visual arts of early modern Europe and the Atlantic world, and the function of visual images in early modern science, religion, and cultural encounters, particularly in England and North America.
Cameron Gainer is an artist based in Minneapolis who works in a variety of mediums, including photography, sculpture, film, and video. He has recreated famous mystery monsters Big Foot and Nessie (the Loch Ness Monster) based on previous depictions. As a recipient of the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Visual Artists, he created Luna del Mar, a film shot in a bioluminescent bay on the island Vieques. The film was made with an Olympic synchronized swimmer named Luna del Mar, a deep space photographer/videographer, and the composer Alex Waterman.
$10; $5 for MIA members. To reserve tickets, call (612) 870-6323 or reserve tickets online »
11 a.m. – Noon
Edmund Capon, PhD
Tyrant, villain, brute, barbarian--all of these descriptions fit the First Emperor of China. But so do such words as revolutionary, leader, and founder of a united empire. His legacy is still being debated today.
Edmund Capon, AM, OBE, is an art scholar specializing in Chinese art and the former director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales (1978-2011).
Free and open to the public.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
2 – 3 p.m.
7 – 8 p.m.
1 – 2 p.m.
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Bring your personal playlist and make connections between sound and image as you create your own album-cover art.
$7; $5 for MIA members. Drop in as you like.
To register, call (612) 870-6323 or register online »
7 – 8 p.m.
Discover why Shiva dances, the Buddha meditates, and Mahavira gives away all his possessions. Examine how Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain artists create art in the service of worship and devotion to their gods.