New York City is packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, but sometimes it’s difficult to break the Morningside-bubble and experience it all first-hand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/theatrically-inclined on campus.
At 6:30 pm this Thursday, February 8, photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier will be talking about how she uses her work to “fight injustice… and create a more representative self-portrait.” The event will take place in the Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, at Lenfest Center for the Arts (on 129th Street). More details can be found here.
Also at 6:30 pm this Thursday, Buell Hall will be hosting a screening of What’s in a Name? (Le Prénom), a film about familial arguments brought to the surface after a the protagonist tells his friends and relatives the name of his future son. The screening will be followed by a discussion in French.
Next Saturday, February 10, the International Affairs Building will be the host of a Yugoslav Experimental Film Symposium that “focuses on the marginalized area of the experimental moving image, addressing alternative forms of film, video, and paracinema in the former Yugoslavia that both flourished and were erased from the official historical record.” Events and screenings will take place from 10 am to 5 pm in 1219 IAB.
The Mount Holyoke Club of NYC is hosting a “Sip and Paint” night at the Art Studio of New York (on W 96th Street) next Saturday, from 3 pm to 6 pm. The entry cost includes paint supplies, but drinks are BYOB. Find ticket details and more info here.
Next Sunday, February 11, soprano Heather Hill will be performing at Riverside Church as part of Riverside’s Beyond the Dream series. Hill’s music will present “songs celebrating the beautiful diversity of America by musically exploring themes of freedom, justice, and unity.” Reservation is required, but tickets are free.