Collage of Photos from School of Fine and Performing Arts


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Photo-Rapide: Francoise Deschamps and Malian Portrait Photography

These two exhibitions featuring portraits by François Deschamps and well-known Malian photographers Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keïta amongst many others provide a fascinating glimpse of the rich photographic tradition in the West African nation of Mali. Photo-Rapide features photographs by Deschamps made in collaboration with his Malian sitters. "Malian Portrait Photography" showcases historic and contemporary Malian portraits by Sidibé and Keïta.

The Dorsky Collects: Recent Acquisitions 2008-2012

Like all museums, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art depends on the generosity of others when it comes to expanding its permanent collection. This exhibition focuses on a representative selection of both two-and three-dimensional artworks created by artists from around the world which have come into the museum's collection from 2008 through 2012. A short list of artists includes W. Eugene Smith, Andy Warhol, Richard Hunt, Dorothy Dehner, Harold Edgerton, Mary Frank and Utagawa Hiroshige.

Artist François Deschamps in Residence
Visitors are invited to explore the recreation of a West African-style portrait studio in the museum. There they can experience the ambiance of a studio in Mali and even sit for their very own portrait made by Deschamps.

"Paul Robeson," starring Floyd Patterson Jr.
In celebration of African American History Month, Unison Arts partners with the School of Fine & Performing Arts and the Black Studies Dept. to present this moving play about Paul Robeson, American athlete, activist, actor, singer and scholar.