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April 7, 2015 Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs, and Jen Mergel, Robert L. Beal, Enid L. Beal and Bruce A. Beal Senior Curator of Contemporary Art How do curatorial departments, art historical specialities, and the way collections are organized by geography shape the way we study art, and classify the world? Are there practical possibilities for challenging the geographical model for museum exhibitions? Kristen Gresh and Jen Mergel will address these questions as they apply to an exhibition they are currently researching which will explore contemporary art from across Africa and its diaspora, to open at the MFA Boston in Fall 2016. Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 6:00 p.m.
April 9, 2015 Playwright and Artistic Director of Boston Playwrights' Theatre Kate Snodgrass, and Director and Chair of Performing Arts at Emerson College Melia Bensussan, will hold a discussion on their current collaboration, a play commissioned by Sleeping Weazel which premiered in March as part of a Women's History Month Festival. May Room, Mary Lyon, 5:00 p.m.
April 9-12 & 16-19, 2015 Written by Charlotte Meehan, directed by Stephanie Burlington Daniels What Happens When was developed with nine students in a course called Devising Theatre for Social Change, which Charlotte Meehan specifically designed for a student ensemble to create scenes using Sociodrama and Theatre of the Oppressed techniques. The play, a multimedia montage of scenarios revolving around the before-and-after moments of sexual encounters in campus life, darts back and forth between early childhood and present day to shed light on misunderstandings that persist, discussion that needs to increase, and violence that must stop. This project is sponsored in part by a Department of Justice grant. For ticket information and reservations ($10 general, $5 with a Wheaton ID & seniors), contact the Watson Box Office at 508-286-3575 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 8:00 p.m. (4/12 & 4/19—2:00 p.m.)
April 10, 2015 Gifted student performers demonstrate mastery in voice, violin, cello, piano and other instruments. Cole Memorial Chapel, 4:00 p.m.