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Lecture at Willamette U. in #SalemOR: The Fortune of Michelangelo’s “Last Judgement” in Late Sixteenth-Century Art – Wed. April 4th

Image: Michelangelo (Italian, 1475-1564), The Last Judgement (detail), 1536-1541, fresco, 539 x 472 inches, Sistine Chapel, Vatican City.

Image: Michelangelo (Italian, 1475-1564), The Last Judgement (detail), 1536-1541, fresco, 539 x 472 inches, Sistine Chapel, Vatican City.

Paintings and Prints:

The Fortune of Michelangelo’s “Last Judgement” in Late Sixteenth-Century Art

Alessandra Baroni, Professor of Art History at the University of Rochester and the Università di Arezzo, Italy

April 4, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Willamette University College of Law | Paulus Lecture Hall | Room 201

We invite you to join us for the final lecture accompanying the Hallie Ford Museum of Art exhibition Holy Beauty: Northern Renaissance Prints Discovered in an Early English Bible.

Guest speaker Alessandra Baroni will explore the development of printmaking processes in and outside Rome in the late sixteenth century, focusing, in particular, on the relationship between painters, draftsmen and printmakers in the production of images after Michelangelo’s masterpiece at the Sistine Chapel.

After receiving her PhD from the University of Utrecht, Prof. Baroni spent a period of time conducting research at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow. She has extensively published on sixteenth-century art and theory, focusing primarily on the study of drawings and prints. She teaches at the University of Rochester and the Università di Arezzo, Italy.

Free and open to the public

More information about exhibit at the Willamette U. Events page

Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University
700 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
(503) 370-6855
museum-art@willamette.edu

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Distilled Pub Talks: Here Come the Androgynes! In #SalemOR – Wed. April 4th

Distilled: Here Come the Androgynes!

A Forgotten Episode In Ancient Christianity

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The Half Penny | 3743 Commercial St. SE, Salem

Willamette University’s “Distilled: Pub Talks” series will feature a talk from historian and religious studies professor Stephen Patterson, who will present “Here Come the Androgynes! A Forgotten Episode In Ancient Christianity.”

“Before early Christians said anything new about God, Jesus, death, resurrection, eternal life or sin, they said something new about gender: ‘There is no male and female,'” says Patterson. “Yes, the followers of Jesus dabbled in strategic androgyny, and I’ve got pictures!”

Before becoming the George H. Atkinson Professor of Religious and Ethical Studies at Willamette University in 2010, Patterson taught for more than 20 years at Eden Seminary in St. Louis, and, as a fellow of the Westar Institute, he chaired the Jesus Seminar on Christian Origins.

In nine books and more than 75 essays, Patterson has explored various aspects of Christian origins, but he is best known for his work on the Gospel of Thomas. A former Fulbright Fellow, he holds graduate degrees from Harvard and the Claremont Graduate University, where, in 1988, he earned a doctorate in religion.

Free!

The Half Penny is open to all ages until 9 PM.

The Half Penny

3743 Commercial St. SE (Just south of Madrona)

Salem, OR

Contact Information:
Adam Torgerson
5033706274
Email: atorgers@willamette.edu

Pub Talks Lecture: “From Swans to Shamrocks — A Natural History of Ireland” with Professor David Craig – in #SalemOR on Wed. March 7th

Willamette University presents “Distilled: Pub Talks

From Swans to Shamrocks — A Natural History of Ireland

With biologist and professor, David Craig

March 7 | 7:30 PM

The Half Penny | 3743 Commercial St. S.

Professor Craig studies the ecology and evolution of animal behavior, which often includes tracking birds across international borders or working with researchers in other countries. His passion for travel included living in Ireland for a semester to teach a class about Irish natural history and culture.

“Ireland’s rich tradition of storytelling is full of symbols based on its relatively simple flora and fauna,” says Craig. “That being said, Ireland’s natural history has had a dramatic impact on global culture, especially in countries like the US that harbor the descendants of the Great Famine.”

The Half Penny is an Irish pub, and the talk falls just ten days before Saint Patrick’s Day. “It’s a perfect place and time for a talk about Irish natural history,” says Craig.

A graduate of Lewis & Clark College and the University of Colorado at Boulder, Craig collaborates with Willamette students and other scientists to study bird migration. If not in his lab or in Willamette’s biology hearth, Craig is busy being a sometimes-runner, artist or guerrilla gardener.

Open to all ages until 9 PM

Distilled is held on the first Wednesday of the month at The Half Penny and features free public talks by Willamette scholars. No background knowledge is needed, and a Q&A follows each talk.

The Half Penny is just south of Madrona at 3743 Commercial St. S., The Half Penny.

WU Distilled Pub Talks page

Lecture at Willamette U. In #SalemOR: Pompeii from the Origins to the End: Excavations of a Sub-Elite Neighborhood – Thurs, Feb. 15th

Pompeii from the Origins to the End:

Excavations of a Sub-Elite Neighborhood

Thursday, February 15, 2018 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Willamette U. College of Law | Paulus Lecture Hall, Rm 201

Kevin Dicus
Assistant Professor, Department of Classics
University of Oregon

The history of Pompeii is often reduced to a single moment: its destruction and burial in AD 79. Vivid images of the ruins and the casts of Vesuvius’ victims bring a focus onto the “death” of the city while its full life history remains underappreciated. How the city developed, changed, and functioned over the course of six centuries is increasingly understood through archaeological research.

This talk examines the life history of a small Pompeian neighborhood excavated by the “Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia,” from the earliest occupation in the 6th century BC to the final years of the city’s existence.

This event is free and open to the pubic

Willamette Events Calendar

Willamette University Campus | Law School – Rm 201 | Paulus Lecture Hall
245 Winter Street SE
Salem 97301
Phone: 503-370-6380

Contact Information:
Reyna Meyers
rmeyers@willamette.edu
503-370-6615

Event Sponsor(s):
Willamette University, Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology

Pubtalks! distilled: Bolshevik Revolution? at Half Penny in #SalemOR – Wed. Dec. 6th

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Distilled Pub Talks:

What Remains of the Bolshevik Revolution?

Wednessday, December 6, 2017 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The Half Penny | 3743 Commercial Street SE, Salem

Willamette’s second event in its Distilled: Pub Talks speaker series will feature historian Bill Smaldone, who will present “What Remains of the Bolshevik Revolution?”

A century ago, the Bolshevik Revolution overthrew capitalism in Russia and established a new communist society, the Soviet Union. “By challenging the established world order, the Bolshevik Revolution inspired millions of people around the world to fight for radical change,” says Smaldone. “At the same time it mobilized millions who feared it and aimed to destroy it.

Now — one hundred years after the revolution came to power and a quarter century after the Soviet Union’s demise — it’s worth taking stock of the revolution’s legacy in America and the world.”

Smaldone’s research focuses on 20th century German and European labor. In addition to a textbook on the history of socialism, he’s written two books involving German Social Democrats before and during the rise of Adolph Hitler.

Most recently, Smaldone translated and edited two volumes of documents about European socialist thought during the first half of the 20th century.

Free and open to the public!

Learn more about the Distilled: Pub Talks series here!

Information:
503-375-5304
alumni@willamette.edu

The Half Penny
3743 Commercial Street SE
Salem, OR 97302

Performance: Clarence Darrow in #SalemOR – Wed. Nov. 15th

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Naked Darrow,” a one man play by nationally renowned Darrow portrayer Gary L. Anderson, is coming to Loucks Auditorium at the Salem Library.

Date Correction: Lecture – “Capturing the Power of the Spirit World: Ritual Objects from Northeast Papua New Guinea” – in #SalemOR – Sept. 7th

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Thursday, September 7, 2017 | 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Hallie Ford Museum of Art | Roger Hull Lecture Hall

In conjunction with the exhibition “Capturing the Power of the Spirit World: Ritual Objects from Northeast Papua New Guinea” taking place in the Study Gallery at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, anthropologist David Eisler will give an illustrated lecture on the concept of spiritual power in the art and culture of Papua New Guinea.

Free and open to the public.

More information about the exhibition

WU Campus – Hallie Ford Museum of Art
700 State Street
Salem 97301
Phone: 503-370-6855

Contact Information:
Hallie Ford Museum of Art
503-370-6855
museum-art@willamette.edu