1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul Minn 55105
Now – Fri., March 13
The Soul Selects her own Society:
Women Artists from the Miller Meigs Collection
The compelling works in this group exhibition of women artists span a wide range of media, materiality and visual language. Curated from the Oregon based Miller Meigs Collection, the disparate practices assembled here coalesce into a cohesive whole by balancing expansiveness and intimacy in their consideration of what Snyder beautifully describes as their effort to “reveal the nuances of the female self—as process, space, affect, and cultural condition, as a selected society that is palpably greater than any individual object.” The exhibit includes work by Louise Bourgeois, Ann Hamilton, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Kristan Kennedy, Ana Mendieta, Kimsooja, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Su-Mei Tse, Sara VanDerBeek, Heather Watkins, Hannah Wilke and Bobbi Woods. Sarah Miller Meigs is a patron of the arts and collector based in Oregon. Her generosity has made this exhibition at the Law Warschaw Gallery possible. Stephanie Snyder is the John and Anne Hauberg Curator and Director of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.
Gallery hours: M-W and F, 10 am – 4 pm; Thu. 10 am – 8 pm; Sat. and Sun., noon – 4 pm.
+ Law Warschaw Gallery, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, Minn. FREE 651-696-6416.
Sat., March 7
Macalester Orchestra Concerto Concert
The Macalester Orchestra accompanies the winners of the Music Department’s Concerto Competition. The featured students this year are seniors Kaarin Evens, playing Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole; Alex Weberg, playing Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C; and Nicholas Whittredge playing Bruch’s Violin Concerto in G Minor. Baritone Patrick Hegdahl ’17, also a winner, will sing “Non pin andrai” from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. In addition, the Orchestra will perform music by Rossini and Berlioz. Mark Mandarano conducts.
+ Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery, 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, Minn., 8 p.m., FREE, 651-696-6808.
Sun., March 8
The Frederic Chopin Society presents Pianist Nelson Goerner
Argentine pianist Nelson Goerner appears on concert platforms the world over and is greatly admired for his richness of tone and poetic insight. He is very active as a chamber musician and has played with a long list of prominent orchestras and conductors. Program includes Bach, Mendelssohn and Beethoven.
Thu., March 12
Black Feminism in Today’s Pop Culture: Pleasure. Desire. Purposeful Transgression.
“Black Feminism in Today’s Pop Culture” explores the agency, desire and deliberate deviance of the Black women who produce today’s popular culture. The lectureship includes a Rap Sessions Panel with: Joan Morgan, author When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost; Brittney Cooper, Women’s and Gender Studies professor and Salon.com columnist; Yaba Blay, author of (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race and CNN consulting producer for “Who Is Black in America?,” Treva Lindsey, assistant professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Ohio State University, and state coordinator for Black Lives Matter; and Kaila Story, the Audre Lorde Chair of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Louisville, and contributor to Homegirls Make Some Noise.
+ John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn., 5 p.m. FREE, 651-696-6410.
Mon., March 23
Arnold Lowe Lecture in Religious Studies presents Prof. Jean Comaroff, and “Reflections on Liberalism, Policulturalism, and the Politics of Faith: Citizenship and Difference in South Africa”
Jean Comaroff has been at Harvard’s Department of African and African American Studies since 2012 and before that was at the University of Chicago. Her research, primarily conducted in southern Africa, has centered on processes of social and cultural transformation – the making and unmaking of colonial society, the nature of the postcolony, the late modern world viewed from the Global South. Her writing has covered a range of topics, from religion, medicine and body politics to state formation, crime, democracy and difference. Her publications include Theory from the South, or How Euro-America is Evolving Toward Africa.
+ Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn., 4:45 pm, FREE, 651-696-6141.
Thu., March 26
Jimmy Schryver on “The Petra Garden and Pool Complex”
Petra was the capital of ancient kingdom of Nabataea during the 2nd century BCE – early 2nd century CE. The Nabataeans harnessed the scarce water resources of the desert to make this desert bloom. In more recent times, it has been named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The Petra Garden and Pool Complex (PGPC) is a major monument in the heart of Petra that has only recently come to light. As one of very few excavated ancient gardens in the Middle East, the PGPC offers a rare opportunity to explore Nabataean garden traditions within the context of the Hellenistic-Roman Near East. As such, it is making a significant impact on our understanding of the city center, much of which is turning out to be markedly different in appearance and function than previously imagined. Co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America.
+ John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn., 6 p.m. FREE, Call 651-696-6279.
Tue., March 31
Inaugural Lecture of Thomas Halverson, DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science: Transformational Symmetry
Halverson, professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, will talk about “Transformational Symmetry.” He teaches courses throughout the mathematics curriculum, especially linear and abstract algebra, discrete mathematics, calculus, and topology. He won the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award from the Mathematical Association of America’s North Central Section. Halverson has been awarded four National Science Foundation research grants and a Simons Foundation grant to collaborate with Macalester students on problems in algebra and combinatorics.
+ John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn., 4:45 p.m. FREE, Call 651-696-6287.