Moments of Change
Moments of Change
As part of the "Moments of Change" initiative, a yearly series of performances, lectures, exhibitions, symposia and other events that will focus on a specific time period marked by great change, a panel discussion on "Fearful Observations: Questioning the Fin de Siecle Foundations of the Surveillance State." It will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.
Phillip Dennis Cate will give a gallery talk at 4 p.m. Feb. 10, in the Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, on the exhibit, "Scandal! Society, Culture, and Politics in Europe, 1889-1914," on display through May 30, in the Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library on the University Park campus of Penn State.
The third salon in this year's "Moments of Change" project, "In Picasso's Studio at the Bateau Lavoir," will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Nittany Lion Inn, Alumni Lounge. There will be poetry readings from the turn-of-the-20th century Europe, hosted by Nancy Locke, associate professor of art history at Penn State.
The year 1900 symbolizes a key moment of transition, a time when the world was experiencing major social and political changes, significant developments in science, technology and medicine (automobile, airplane, telephone and the development of the rabies vaccine), population growth and the formation of nations, and the consolidation of capitalism and individualism. Penn State's Institute for the Arts and Humanities' second annual "Moments of Change" initiative will explore the turn of the 20th century and its lasting impact on global society and culture in a yearlong project with more than 40 events for scholars, artists, students and community members.
While every era produces innovations and masterpieces, some periods of history are particularly marked by great cultural and artistic contributions, scientific breakthroughs, and political development.
These transformative periods are the inspiration for the Institute for Arts and Humanities "Moments of Change" initiative, a new annual series of symposia, performances, lectures and other events that will examine a specific groundbreaking historical time period during each academic year.