Poetry to highlight third 'Moments of Change' salon

November 06, 2008

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 “Salon in Turn-of-the-Century Europe” events are part of the second annual “Moments of Change” initiative focusing on the turn of the 20th century and its lasting impact on global society and culture. The yearlong project includes more than 40 events (e.g. lectures, performances, exhibitions, symposia, etc.) aimed at engaging a multidisciplinary audience of scholars, artists, students and community members.

The final salon for fall semester, “Bourgeois Ambitions in Western Europe,” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18, also in the Alumni Lounge, Nittany Lion Inn, with  Sophie de Schaepdrijver, associate professor of history at Penn State. The evening will feature unpublished French salon music, performed by Robert Nairn, associate professor of music, accompanied by pianist Svetlana Rodionova.

The “Moments of Change” initiative is made possible in part through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and through the support of several Penn State partners.  The Institute for the Arts and Humanities is a research unit of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and is under the sponsorship of the College of Arts and Architecture and the College of the Liberal Arts.

For a complete schedule, visit http://www.iah.psu.edu/programs/moments.shtml online. For information, contact Marica Tacconi, director, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, at (814) 865-0495 or arts-humanities@psu.edu via e-mail.




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