Arts & Humanities Month

Arts & Humanities Month

The College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University invites you to join its faculty, staff, and students in celebration of National Arts & Humanities Month.

The arts and humanities hold an abiding value to us as citizens and human beings. They help us understand ourselves as individuals and as people who see the world differently. They help us talk about fundamental values and tough issues.

The arts and humanities teach us to think creatively, critically, and independently, to communicate effectively, and to respect individual and cultural differences. They foster an understanding of the human condition and a desire for free exchange of ideas. They invoke social change. They uplift.

Throughout October, the College of Liberal Arts will host performances, lectures, exhibitions, and other special events that offer opportunities to learn about, experience, and participate in the arts and humanities. Please join us at the scheduled events listed here and be sure to check the website often for additions to the calendar. 


Tuesday, October 1

8:30 a.m. | Arts and Humanities Month Kickoff | Front steps of Tichenor Hall. Photos will be taken with Arts and Humanities banners displayed. Small reception in 310 Tichenor to follow.

2:00 p.m. |  The African-American Experience at Auburn in 1964: A Conversation with Anthony Lee and Willie Wyatt, Jr. | CCE will host Anthony Lee and Willie Wyatt Jr., two of three seniors who attempted to integrate Macon County High School in Notasulga (now Notasulga High School) in 1964. Both men came to Auburn in the fall of 1964. Willie Wyatt transferred after a year, but Anthony Lee stayed and became the first African American to start as a freshman and graduate as a senior. Lee and Wyatt will discuss what it was like to be among the first black students at Auburn. Student Center Ballroom.

7:30 p.m. | On the Verge | It’s 1888, and three Victorian lady travelers explore the unknown, uncharted territory of “Terra Incognita.” Armed with machetes, butterfly nets, and watercolors, the ladies take a journey through space and time in Eric Overmyer’s celebration of adventure, curiosity, and courage. Directed by Daydrie Hague. Telfair Peet Theatre. 

Wednesday, October 2

6:00 p.m. | Francophone Film Festival | Screening of Entre les Bras (Step Up to the Plate). Haley Center 3195.

 
7:30 p.m. | On the Verge | It’s 1888, and three Victorian lady travelers explore the unknown, uncharted territory of “Terra Incognita.” Armed with machetes, butterfly nets, and watercolors, the ladies take a journey through space and time in Eric Overmyer’s celebration of adventure, curiosity, and courage. Directed by Daydrie Hague. Telfair Peet Theatre. 
 

Thursday, October 3

6:30 p.m. | POV Previews | Screening of Brooklyn Castle (90 minutes). Discussion led by Mark Wilson, Director of CMD CAH and Civic Learning Initiatives. Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

 

7:30 p.m. | On the Verge | It’s 1888, and three Victorian lady travelers explore the unknown, uncharted territory of “Terra Incognita.” Armed with machetes, butterfly nets, and watercolors, the ladies take a journey through space and time in Eric Overmyer’s celebration of adventure, curiosity, and courage. Directed by Daydrie Hague. Telfair Peet Theatre. 

Friday, October 4

7:30 p.m. | On the VergeIt’s 1888, and three Victorian lady travelers explore the unknown, uncharted territory of “Terra Incognita.” Armed with machetes, butterfly nets, and watercolors, the ladies take a journey through space and time in Eric Overmyer’s celebration of adventure, curiosity, and courage. Directed by Daydrie Hague. Telfair Peet Theatre. 

Monday, October 7

6:00 p.m. | Francophone Film Festival | Screening of La Fee (The Fairy). Haley Center 3195.

 

Tuesday, October 8

Citizenship Day in Montgomery

Wednesday, October 9

2:00 p.m. | Panel Discussion: The Literature of Cristina Garcia in Context | Featuring Jana Gutierrez (Foreign Languages & Literatures), Chantel Acevedo (Creative Writing), TIffany Sippial (History), Stacey Hunt (Political Science). Haley Center 3203.

Thursday, October 10

7:30 p.m. | AU Chamber Winds Concert | Telfair Peet Theatre.

Monday, October 14

7:30 p.m. | AU Chamber Choir Fall Concert | Auburn First Baptist Church.

Tuesday, October 15

6:00 p.m. | Francophone Film Festival | Screening of Monsieur Lazhar. Haley Center 3195.

 

Wednesday, October 16

12:30 p.m. | CLA BBQ, Kite Flying, and Performances | Cater Lawn.

Thursday, October 17

3:00 p.m. | Q & A with Author Cristina Garcia | Free and open to the public. Foy Union Ballroom.

3:30 p.m. | Fall 2013 Africana Studies Affiliate Lecture Series | "The Life Stresses of Caribbean Slavery," by Kristrina Shuler, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work. Special Collections and Archives Department, Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

7:30 p.m. | Music Faculty Recital | Anne Duraski, Mezzo Soprano. Goodwin Music Building Recital Hall.

7:30 p.m. | All That Fosse | Bob Fosse's signature choreography is unmistakeable; snapping fingers, swiveling hips, and strutting predominate. Join us in the intimate surroundings of the Theatre Upstairs for a musical celebration of the unbridled energy and artistic gifts of one of the 20th century's great choreographers. Telfair Peet Theatre. 

Friday, October 18

8:00 a.m. | Auburn Writers Conference | Artful Crossroads: Where the Arts IntersectAuburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center.

5:00 p.m. | Anne Rivers Siddons Celebration | Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center.

7:30 p.m. | Guest Artist Recital | Khari Allen Lee and the New Creative Collective. Goodwin Music Building Recital Hall.

7:30 p.m. | All That Fosse | Bob Fosse's signature choreography is unmistakeable; snapping fingers, swiveling hips, and strutting predominate. Join us in the intimate surroundings of the Theatre Upstairs for a musical celebration of the unbridled energy and artistic gifts of one of the 20th century's great choreographers. Telfair Peet Theatre. 

Saturday, October 19

8:00 a.m. | Auburn Writers Conference | Artful Crossroads: Where the Arts Intersect | Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center.

7:30 p.m. | All That Fosse | Bob Fosse's signature choreography is unmistakeable; snapping fingers, swiveling hips, and strutting predominate. Join us in the intimate surroundings of the Theatre Upstairs for a musical celebration of the unbridled energy and artistic gifts of one of the 20th century's great choreographers. Telfair Peet Theatre. 

Sunday, October 20

2:30 p.m. | All That Fosse | Bob Fosse's signature choreography is unmistakeable; snapping fingers, swiveling hips, and strutting predominate. Join us in the intimate surroundings of the Theatre Upstairs for a musical celebration of the unbridled energy and artistic gifts of one of the 20th century's great choreographers. Telfair Peet Theatre. 

Tuesday, October 22

7:30 p.m. | All That Fosse | Bob Fosse's signature choreography is unmistakeable; snapping fingers, swiveling hips, and strutting predominate. Join us in the intimate surroundings of the Theatre Upstairs for a musical celebration of the unbridled energy and artistic gifts of one of the 20th century's great choreographers. Telfair Peet Theatre. 

Wednesday, October 23

11:45 a.m. | Lunch-n-Learn | "The Art of Outreach," with CLA Engaged Scholar Barb Bondy. 310 Tichenor Hall.

Thursday, October 24

7:30 p.m. | Auburn Chamber Music Society | Almeda Trio Concert. Goodwin Music Building Recital Hall.

Friday, October 25

2:00 p.m. | The Future of the Arts & HumanitiesFoy 258.

Saturday, October 26

Make a Difference Day

Monday, October 28

5:00 p.m. | Italian Film Festival | Screening Immaturi Il viaggio (The Immature The Journey). Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center Auditorium. 

 

7:30 p.m. | Guest Artist Recital | Robert Gibson. Goodwin Music Building Recital Hall.

Tuesday, October 29

5:00 p.m. | Italian Film Festival | Screening of Gli equilibristi (Balancing Act). Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center Auditorium.

 

Wednesday, October 30

5:00 p.m. | Italian Film Festival | Screening of Viva la libertà (Long Live Freedom). Reception and Italian Renaissance music by the Auburn University Brass Quintet to follow in the foyer. Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center Auditorium.

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