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Friday, September 20

Eva Kwong Exhibition

Arts/Entertainment

Eva Kwong is known for her sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites. Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

9/20 at 9:00 am | Chase Fine Arts Center, Tipetts and Eccles Galleries | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

9/20 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

9/20 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Social Power, Privilege and Difference Online Class

Workshop/Training

Are you frustrated because your voice isn't being heard or you are not being taken seriously? Please join the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU for this exciting 8-week online class being offered August 5 through September 29 on Social Power, Privilege and Difference. The purpose of this class is to help you become more aware of your individual power and how you can use that power to advocate for yourself as well as others. Fee is $25. Orientation is Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/social-power-usu.

9/20 at 10:00 am | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

9/20 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

9/20 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

9/20 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Tractor Parade

Special Event

Modern agricultural machinery, airplanes, and floats make their way down Aggie Bull-evard. Parents are welcome to bring children.

9/20 at 10:15 am | More Info

MHR Internship Reports (Resideo & PepsiCo)

Conference/Seminar | Focused Friday

Second-year Master of Human Resource (MHR) students report on projects, work, and lessons learned from their summer internships. Presenters this week:

Jessica Walton - Resideo (Minneapolis, MN)
Bethany Hanks - PepsiCo/FritoLay (Kirkwood, NY)

9/20 at 12:30 pm | Huntsman Hall | More Info

Traversing the Boundaries Lecture Series: Jane Hatter

Arts/Entertainment

Jane Hatter is a cultural musicologist who joined the faculty of the U’s School of Music in Fall 2015. Her research into the cultural and social contexts for music in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries is motivated by a desire to reveal the hidden networks that generated and promoted musical knowledge and practice.

9/20 at 5:00 pm | Family Life Building | More Info

Science Unwrapped - Food on Mars

Panel Discussion/Presentation | Science Unwrapped

Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to Science Unwrapped, the public outreach program of Utah State University's College of Science. At 7 pm, enjoy a presentation about "Food on Mars" by USU scientists, botanist Bruce Bugbee and biochemist Lance Seefeldt, who are members of a nationwide group of researchers supported by NASA. Following the talk, enjoy refreshments and hands-on, science learning activities. Admission is free. Learn more at our website: https://www.usu.edu/unwrapped/

9/20 at 7:00 pm | Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium | More Info

USU Observatory Public Viewing Night

Special Event

Astronomy enthusiasts of all ages are invited to view Cache Valley's night sky from the USU Observatory on campus. Admission is free. IMPORTANT NOTE: In the event of clouds or inclement weather, the gathering will be cancelled. To avoid disappointment, please visit observatory.usu.edu for updates. The website also has directions and parking information.

9/20 at 8:30 pm | SER Building | More Info



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