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January and February 2014 Events at Pomona College

Pomona College, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, is sponsoring the following on-campus events. Each of these events is open to the public and free of charge unless otherwise noted.

Jan. 23 Art After Hours—5-11 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Live music co-sponsored by KSPC 88.7 FM accompanies lectures, panels, workshops, tours, film screenings and performances in conjunction with Museum exhibitions and student and academic groups. Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Jan. 25 Opening Reception for Spring 2014 Exhibitions—5 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont).  Opening reception for “Project Series 48: Andrea Bowers:#sweetjane”; “Mowry Baden: Dromedary Mezzanine”; and  “Portraits, Abstractions, and the In-Between: Gathering the Work of Frederick Hammersley.” Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Jan. 30 “Must See” Asian Film Series: Chungking Express—7 p.m., Pomona College Mason Hall (550 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). Asian Languages & Literature, Asian Studies, and the Pacific Basin Institute present a screening of Wong Kar Wai's 1994 Hong Kong film, Chungking Express, starring Tony Leung, Faye Wong and Takeshi Kaneshiro. This screening is part of the monthly “Must See” Asian Film Series, which features some of the most popular and critically respected films from East Asia. Contact: pas34747@pomona.edu.

Jan. 31 Lecture: Martha Nussbaum: "Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities"—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theater (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). Martha Nussbaum (Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, appointed in the Philosophy Department, Law School, and Divinity School, University of Chicago) will deliver a talk titled, “Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities,” as part of “The Heart of the Liberal Arts: Humanities in the Liberal Arts College” speaker series.  Contact: nancy.jugan@pomona.edu.

Jan. 31 Pianist Pieter Van Zyl in recital—8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). South African pianist Pieter Van Zyl will perform a solo recital with music by Chopin, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Schubert-Solomon and van Wyk. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Feb. 1 Banchetto Musicale with Chatham Baroque—8 p.m., Bridges Hall of Music. (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont) The early music ensemble Chatham Baroque is “one of Pittsburgh’s greatest treasures” says the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The evening’s repertoire will include Antonio Bertali's rich Tausend Gülden and a Serenata by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, as well as sonatas from Heinrich Biber's Mensa Sonora, Georg Muffat's Armonico Tributo, and Johann Hermann Schein's Banchetto Musicale. Chatham Baroque members include Andrew Fouts, baroque violin; Dawn Posey, baroque violin; Kristen Linfante, baroque viola; Karina Schmitz, baroque viola; Patricia Halverson, violone; Adam Pearl, keyboard; Scott Pauley (Pomona ’87) theorbo. For more information, visit: www.chathambaroque.org.  Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Feb. 2 Remember, Rebuild and Sustain:  ‘Walang Iwanan’ A Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Benefit Gala Event—3 p.m., Scripps College Garrison Theater (Performing Arts Center, 241 E. 10th St., Claremont). The Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College, Scripps College Music Department and Joint Music Program present a Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) benefit gala event. Contact: pbi@pomona.edu.

Feb. 2 “Taped Together”: Music for Violin, Piano and Electronics—8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Pomona College faculty violinist Sarah Thornblade and pianist Vicki Ray will perform music for violin, piano and electronics by Eric Chasalow, Mario Davidovsky, Tom Flaherty, Yannis Kyriakides, Morton Subotnick and Jacob TV. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Feb. 3 Lecture: “The Communist Horizon”—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Crookshank 108 (140 W. Sixth St., Claremont). Political scientist Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges) will present a talk on “The Communist Horizon,” looking at the possibilities of radical politics today and arguing for the continued importance of the ideal of egalitarian communism. Contact: nancy.jugan@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2212.

Feb. 6 The Rembrandt Club: First Thursday Lecture and Tea—1:30 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall (Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Pomona College Prof. of Art Mark Allen will talk about The Machine Project, an experimental and educational art space in Echo Park, of which he is founder and executive director. Tea follows at Seaver House. Contact: (909) 981-7245.

Feb. 6 Lise Rakner on Promoting Democracy in Africa—noon, Pomona College Carnegie 109 (425 N. College Ave., Claremont). Lise Rakner (Chris Michelsen Institute in Norway) will deliver a talk titled, “Are Multiparty Elections the Best Way to Promote Democracy in Africa?”  Contact: pierre.englebert@pomona.edu.

Feb. 6 Lecture:Rescuing Taste from the Nation: Indian Ocean Cuisine”—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Hahn 101 (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). As part of the “Reimagining Food in Asia and the Pacific” series, Krishnendu Ray (Professor of Nutrition, and Food Studies and Public Health, New York University) proposes that the world of taste and trade in comestibles has opened a window into the space between nations. Ray locates taste at the center of the ethnoscape that extends beyond the edges, borders and boundaries of the four-colored maps of modernity. Contact: samuel.yamashita@pomona.edu.

Feb. 6 Curatorial Talk on the Frederick Hammersley Exhibition—7 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Shayda Amanat and Hannah Pivo will present a curatorial talk on the Frederick Hammersley Exhibition at the Pomona College Museum of Art. Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Feb. 6 Art After Hours—5-11 p.m, Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont).  Live music co-sponsored by KSPC accompanies current exhibitions on view at the Museum. Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Feb. 8 22nd Annual Ussachevsky Memorial Festival of Electroacoustic Music—8 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall (Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Festival director and Pomona College Professor of Music Tom Flaherty welcomes guest composers and performers to feature works that weave electronics into the tapestry of music. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Feb. 9 Organ Recital with Alan Lewis—3 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Guest organist Alan Lewis will present a recital on the Hill Memorial Organ, performing music by Bruhns, Buxtehude, Sweelinck, Bach, Britten, Howells, Messiaen, and Franck. Lewis is director of music at the Calvary Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh. He holds degrees from Oberlin and UC Berkeley and is president of the Association of Anglican Musicians, serves as the dean of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and sits on the steering committee for the Organ Artists Series of Pittsburgh. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Feb. 11 Lecture: Danielle Allen on “Defending the Humanist's Craft: On Metrics, Rubrics and Self-Knowledge”—8 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theater (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). Danielle Allen (UPS Foundation Professor in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton College) will deliver a lecture on “Defending the Humanist's Craft: On Metrics, Rubrics and Self-Knowledge," as part of “The Heart of the Liberal Arts: Humanities in the Liberal Arts College” speaker series.  Contact: nancy.jugan@pomona.edu.

Feb. 12 Artist Lecture with Andrea Bowers—noon, Pomona College Women’s Union (Walker Building, second floor, east side). Artist Andrea Bowers, in conjunction with her Pomona College Museum of Art exhibit, “Project Series 48: Andrea Bowers #sweetjane,” will deliver a talk. Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Feb. 13 Art After Hours—5-11 p.m, Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont).  Live music co-sponsored by KSPC accompanies current exhibitions on view at the Museum. Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Feb. 12 Performance: “Faust in a Box”—7:30 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theater (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). In a spectacular show, one-woman-performer Bridge Markland from Berlin conjures Goethe’s “Faust” with hand puppets and pop music out of the box. Performing high-speed changes between Mephistopheles, Faust and Margaret, while using hand puppets as her opponents, Markland acts with intense physicality and lip-syncs to compelling music and the brilliant sound collage of the voices of the various protagonists. Performed in English, the show has delighted and been praised by audiences throughout Germany, Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain. Admission is free, but reservations are required via email. Contact: friederike.schwerin@pomona.edu (909) 621-8948.

Feb. 13 “From Culture Jamming to Cultural Acupuncture: The Harry Potter Alliance and Participatory Politics”—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Hahn 108 (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). As one of the first media scholars to chart the changing role of the audience in an environment of increasingly pervasive digital content, Henry Jenkins (USC) has been at the forefront of understanding the effects of participatory media on society, politics and culture. His research gives key insights to the success of social networking websites, networked computer games, online fan communities and other advocacy organizations, and emerging news media outlets. He also has worked closely with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to shape a media literacy program designed to explore the effects of participatory media on young people, and reveal potential new pathways for education through emerging digital media. Contact: sylvia.martin@pomona.edu.

Feb 14 10-Minute Play Festival—4 p.m., Seaver Theatre (300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). The annual Claremont Colleges 10-Minute Play Festival is a component of Pomona College’s ongoing Elemental Arts Initiative, sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Five student-written plays connected to the Elemental Arts Initiative theme, air, are selected by a panel of judges, and then are produced by the Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance. Contact: joyce.lu@pomona.edu or (909) 607-4385.

Feb. 15 Guitar Extravaganza with Jack Sanders, Jason Yoshida and Miroslav Tadić—8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Pomona College faculty artists Jack Sanders and Jason Yoshida are joined by renowned guitarist and composer Miroslav Tadić in a program of music by Tadić, Sor and various Baroque composers including J.S. Bach. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Feb. 19 Woodford Eckis Lecture: “Great Earthquakes on the Southern San Andreas Fault: How Large, How Frequent?”—8:15 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theater (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). The Geology Department’s 34th Annual Woodford-Eckis Lectureship presents a lecture by Prof. Doug Yule '85 of (CSU Northridge) on “Great Earthquakes on the Southern San Andreas Fault: How Large, How Frequent?” Contact: lmk04747@pomona.edu (909) 621-8675.

Feb. 20 Woodford-Eckis Lecture: “Paleoseismology of the San Andreas Fault System at San Gorgonio Pass”—11 a.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theater (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). The Geology Department’s 34th Annual Woodford-Eckis Lectureship presents a lecture by Prof. Doug Yule '85 (CSU Northridge) titled “Paleoseismology of the San Andreas Fault System at San Gorgonio Pass.” Contact: lmk04747@pomona.edu (909) 621-8675.

Feb. 20 “Must See” Asian Film Series: Rashomon7 p.m., Pomona College Mason Hall (550 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). Asian Languages & Literature, Asian Studies, and the Pacific Basin Institute present Rashomon (Japan, 1950), as part of the “Must See” Asian Film Series. This monthly film series samples some of the most popular and critically respected films from East Asia. Contact: pas34747@pomona.edu or (909) 607-1211.

Feb. 20 Art After Hours—5-11 p.m, Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont).  Live music co-sponsored by KSPC accompanies current exhibitions on view at the Museum. Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Feb. 23 Trio FUGU and Friends—3 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Lorenz Gamma, violin; Joon Sung Jun, cello; and Ming Tsu, piano will perform Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet, Piazzolla’s Invierno Porteño and Rebecca Clarke’s Piano Trio. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Feb. 25 Concert: Senegalese Hip-Hop Artist and Political Activist Malal Talla—8 p.m., Pomona College Doms Lounge (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). Malal Talla, Senegalese hip-hop artist and political activist (member from “Y’En A Mare” group that mobilized against former President Abdoulaye Wade when he tried to stay on against the constitution) will perform. Contact: pierre.englebert@pomona.edu.

Feb. 26 Lecture: Senegalese Hip-Hop Artist and Political Activist Malal Tallal—5:30 p.m., Pomona College Blue Room (Frank Dining Hall, 260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Malal Talla, Senegalese hip-hop artist and political activist (member from “Y’En A Mare” group that mobilized against former President Abdoulaye Wade when he tried to stay on against the constitution) will give a lecture. Contact: pierre.englebert@pomona.edu.

Feb. 26 Lecture: “Afrofuturism:  The Reaches Are the Roots”—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theater (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). Speaker Tananarive Due (Antioch University and Spelman College) is the author of the novels The Between; My Soul to Keep; The Black Rose; The Living Blood; and My Soul to Take. Contact: sonya_young@pitzer.edu.

Feb. 27 Art After Hours—5-11 p.m, Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont).  Live music co-sponsored by KSPC accompanies current exhibitions on view at the Museum. Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Feb. 28 Pomona College Orchestra with pianist Johnny Wang (’17), 2013 concerto winner—8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Conductor Eric Lindholm leads the orchestra featuring the winner of the 2013 Pomona College Orchestra Concerto Competition, pianist Johnny Wang (’17) in Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major. Also on the program is the premiere of William Appleton’s (’14) “Expanding Grounds” and Stravinsky’s Le sacre du printemps. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Exhibitions

Jan. 21-April 10 Spring Exhibitions at Pomona College Museum of Art— noon-5 p.m., Tues.-Sun.; noon-11 p.m., Thursdays. Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont).  Spring exhibitions on view at the Pomona College Museum of Art are: “Mowry Baden: Dromedary Mezzanine”; “Witness: Käthe Kollwitz”; “Portraits, Abstractions, and the In-Between: Gathering the Work of Frederick Hammersley”; and “Project Series 48: Andrea Bowers: #sweetjane.” Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.