Global Arts and Cultures

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Upcoming events

GAC Visiting Scholar: Mark Jarzombek | How to Think Global


Thursday, November 14

20 Washington Place, Auditorium (143)

Had European colonialists not risen to such dominance, the world today would not look all that much different from that of the 17th century populated by chieftain societies. Today, the chieftain world, built on the bedrock of clans and family units, that so prospered across the globe from the end of the first millennium CE, is for all practical purposes gone, beaten back not just by colonialism,... read more

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Film Screening

Wednesday, November 20

When Alice Guy-Blaché completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she was not only the first female filmmaker, but one of the first directors ever to make a narrative film. Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché follows her rise from Gaumont secretary to her appointment as head of production in 1897, and her subsequent illustrious 20-year career in France and in the United States, as the... read more

Conversations in Contemporary Art | Dread Scott, “Imagine a World without America”


Thursday, February 27

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum

I make revolutionary art to propel history forward. I don’t accept the economic foundation, social relations and governing ideas of America. My work encourages an audience to explore important questions based upon this perspective. The talk will look at a sampling of my art from the past 30 years. I work in a range of media including performance, photography, screen printing, installation and... read more

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