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Public Events Calendar 2007 - 2008


October, 2007 - 5:30 pm
Rutgers-Newark Campus

150 Years of the Benedictine Presence in Newark (1857-2007)
Exhibition Opening Reception

The Benedictine order in Newark, which includes St. Benedict's Prep, is an important religious, social, and educational anchor of the city. This exhibition, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary, will include many rare and early books held in the library and other materials about this vital institution.

The exhibition will run October 4 - 26, 2007

Nineteenth century drawing of St. Mary's Church with St. Benedict's Preparatory School and the Newark Abbey housed in the adjacent buildings.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 5:00 pm
Archibald S. Alexander Library
Scholarly Communication Center, 4th Floor
College Avenue Campus

Suellen Glashausser and her Circles
Exhibition Opening Reception

Artist and educator Suellen Glashausser (1945-2000) was a well-loved and influential member of the book and fiber artists communities. Nineteen artists who worked with Suellen were asked to contribute two art pieces for this exhibition - one item created during the artists' acquaintance with Suellen and a newer item, symbolizing continuity and change.

This exhibition celebrates the recent donation of Suellen's archives to Special Collections and University Archives and is part of The Feminist Art Project.

"Closed" by Suellen Glashausser

Friday, November 2, 2007 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
John Cotton Dana Library
Newark Campus

Book as Body, Body as Book
13th Annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium

Participating panelists will be Carol Armstrong (Princeton University), Rachel Hadas (Rutgers-Newark), Buzz Spector (Cornell University), Mireya Perez Bustillo (College of New Rochelle); featured artists include Valerie Hammond, Clarissa Sligh, Anne McKeown and Catherine LeCleire.

The accompanying exhibition will run November 2 - January 3, 2008.

To RSVP, call 973/353-5223, or send email to: maisonav@andromeda.rutgers.edu.

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"Substance detail" by Valerie Hammond.

Friday, November 9, 2007
Paul Robeson Campus Center
Rutgers-Newark Campus

Jazz Summit Series
Inaugural Concert

The Institute of Jazz Studies invites Rutgers community members and the general public to a jazz trombone all-star concert, to celebrate New Jersey's renowned jazz performers and the rich history of jazz in our area. The concert will be preceded by a panel discussion with all the featured artists, moderated by IJS director Dan Morgenstern, who will place the performance in context of the different jazz stylistic periods and current genres.

An accompanying exhibition highlighting jazz trombone greats such as J. J. Johnson, Jack Teagarden, Vic Dikenson, and Dickie Wells will be on display at the Institute, through December 15th.

Tickets will be available for sale at the John Cotton Dana Library. For more information, please contact April Grier at the Institute of Jazz Studies at 973/353-5595 or agrier@andromeda.rutgers.edu.

"Dicky Wells (1907-1985), Tenor Trombone from the Musical Instrument Collection, Institute of Jazz Studies

Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 6:00 pm
Mabel Smith Douglass Library
8 Chapel Drive
Douglass Campus

dis-appearance: exploring ideas of visibility and invisibility in the work of Berni Searle

Public lecture by the 2007-2008 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence Fellow, Berni Searle

Berni Searle was born in 1964 in Cape Town, where she currently lives and works. Best known for producing film, video and lens-based media installations, her work references ongoing explorations around history, memory and heritage. In 2003 she was presented with the Standard Bank Young Artist award and short-listed for the first international Artes Mundi award in 2004. Solo exhibitions include To love, to fear, to leave, which formed part of Performa05, NY, USA, Berni Searle, Video works at the BildMuseet,  Umeå,  Sweden, About to forget at Michael Stevenson, Cape Town and Presence at the Speed Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Her recent solo exhibition Approach was held at USF Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa, Florida, USA and the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa. Recent group exhibitions include The Eye Screen or The New Image at Casino Luxembourg-Forum for Contemporary Art, Figuratively Speaking: The Figure in Contemporary Video Art at QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Brisbane and Global Feminisms at the Brooklyn Museum, NY. She will be participating in Re:Print Re:Present Re:View at the Temple Gallery in Philadelphia and New Photography 2007 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in September 2007.

The public lecture coincides with the exhibition On Either Side by Berni Searle, South African multi-media artist and 2007-2008 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence Fellow. This exhibition, sponsored by the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, will be on display in the Douglass Library Galleries October 1- December 14, 2007. Cosponsors are the Institute for Women and Art in partnership with The Rutgers University Libraries; The Feminist Art Project; SAS Office of International Programs; Center for African Studies; Associate Alumnae of Douglass College; Brodsky Center and Visiting Artists Series, Mason Gross School of the Arts; Department of Art History; Institute for Research on Women; Douglass Residential College and Barbara Voorhees Leadership Initiative; Women's and Gender Studies Department.

To RSVP, call 732/932-7505, or send email to events@rci.rutgers.edu.

Waiting #1 2003, Lithograph on watercolour paper 505 x 660 mm
Photocredit: Gaetane Hermans

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 4:30 pm
Auditorium, Civic Square Building
33 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick

"Rang de Nila (Color Me Blue)"
Artist Discussion/Dance Program

This collaborative program will feature artist Siona Benjamin with classical Indian dancers Ishrat Hoque and Pranita Jain. Benjamin, a painter originally from Bombay, now living in the US, reflects her background in her artwork of being brought up Jewish in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim India.

This event is held in conjunction with the exhibitions, Tiger by the Tail!: Women Artists of India Transforming Culture, at the Douglass Library Galleries, and Passage to Jersey: Women Artists from the South Asian Diaspora in Our Midst, at the Brodsky Center Galleries, The Heldrich, January 15 - July 31, 2008.

Cosponsors of the program are the Institute for Women and Art in partnership with the Rutgers University Libraries; Associate Alumnae of Douglass College; the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series; The Feminist Art Project; SAS Office of International Programs; Department of Art History; Women's and Gender Studies Department. This event is made possible by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008 * NEW DATE! * - 5:00 pm
Remigio U. Pane Room, 1st floor
Archibald S. Alexander Library
College Avenue Campus

Garden State Harvest: New Jersey's Agricultural Heritage
Exhibition Opening Reception

New Jersey's dynamic agricultural heritage from pre-colonial times to the present will be highlighted in this exhibition. The display will feature diaries, letters, journals, broadsides, trade catalogs, photographs, and museum objects illustrating agriculture's broad impact on our state's history and culture. The guest speaker at the exhibition opening will be Charles Hampton Harrison, author of Tending the Garden State: Preserving New Jersey's Farming Legacy (Rivergate Books, 2006).

The exhibition is co-sponsored by the Office of the Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the New Jersey Museum of Agriculture, and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.

The exhibition will run February 5 - July 18, 2008.

To RSVP, call 732/932-7505, or send email to events@rci.rutgers.edu.

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"Ten year old boy with Double Wheel Hoe form of No. 6." Image from Iron Age Farm, Garden and Orchard Tools catalogue, published by Bateman Manufacturing Company, Grenloch, New Jersey, 1914.

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 4:30 pm
Mabel Smith Douglass Room
Mabel Smith Douglass Library
Douglass Campus

Passage to Jersey: Women Artists from the South Asian Diaspora in Our Midst
Artists Panel Discussion

Artists who focus on themes related to gender and transnationalism will discuss their lives and creative work in a panel discussion and relate them to the works on view in the Passage to Jersey: Women Artists from the South Asian Diaspora in Our Midst exhibition at the Brodsky Galleries and the Tiger by the Tail! exhibition at the Douglass Library Galleries.

This event is held in conjunction with the exhibitions, Tiger by the Tail!: Women Artists of India Transforming Culture, at the Douglass Library Galleries, and Passage to Jersey: Women Artists from the South Asian Diaspora in Our Midst, at the Brodsky Center Galleries at The Heldrich, January 15- July 31, 2008.

Cosponsors of the program are the Institute for Women and Art in partnership with the Rutgers University Libraries; Associate Alumnae of Douglass College; the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series; The Feminist Art Project; SAS Office of International Programs; Department of Art History; Women's and Gender Studies Department. This event is made possible by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.


Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 5:00 pm
Archibald S. Alexander Library
Remigio U. Pane Room, 1st Floor
169 College Avenue
College Avenue Campus

Celebration of Recently Published Faculty Authors
Exhibition Opening Reception

The Libraries fifth annual 'Celebration' exhibition and reception will shine a spotlight on the superlative scholarship at our university, by highlighting the recent publications of Rutgers faculty. University Vice President for Academic Affairs Philip Furmanski and University Librarian Marianne Gaunt will greet all exhibition participants at the reception.

Faculty members are welcome to contribute copies of books they published in 2007 for use in this exhibition. Publications will be added to the Libraries collections when the exhibition closes.

The exhibition will run March 27 - April 30, 2008.

To RSVP, call 732/932-7505, or send email to events@rci.rutgers.edu.

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Participants in the March 2007 Celebration of Recently Published Faculty Authors exhibition opening. Photo by Nick Romanenko.

March 2008 - 5:30 pm
John Cotton Dana Library
Rutgers-Newark Campus

Insight into Suburbia: New art in all media
Exhibition Opening Reception

Showcasing works by women artists that focuses on the tangible and imaginary qualities of suburban life, this traveling exhibition originated at the Opalka Gallery of Sage College in Albany. The Newark Museum and the Robeson Gallery are cosponsors of the exhibition.


Tuesday, April 8, 2008 - 5:00 pm
Archibald S. Alexander Library
Scholarly Communication Center, 4th Floor
College Avenue Campus

Tracking history in the making: The research value of political papers
A talk by Professor James A. Wooten
The Louis Faugères Bishop III Lecture

To prepare The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974: A Political History, which traces the development and passage of a law that affects tens of millions of workers, author James Wooten drew upon many archives, including the papers of U.S. Senator Harrison A. Williams Jr. in Special Collections and University Archives. In this lecture Professor Wooten of the University at Buffalo Law School, State University of New York, will discuss the research value of political papers and their impact on scholarship in law, history, political science, and public policy.

To RSVP, call 732/932-7505, or send email to events@rci.rutgers.edu.

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President Gerald Ford signs the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Labor Day 1974. Photo credit: The White House, official photograph. Source of photo: The Harrison A. Williams Jr. Papers, Special Collections and University Libraries, Rutgers University Libraries.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - Time TBA
Archibald S. Alexander Library
Scholarly Communication Center, 4th Floor
College Avenue Campus

Jeanne Dielman,
23 Quai du commerce,
1080 Bruxelles
Viewings of acclaimed foreign film
and lecture by UCLA Professor Janet Bergstrom

The Rutgers University Libraries recently acquired a newly struck 16 mm motion picture print of Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, a rare landmark feminist film that is viewed (mostly in poorly dubbed versions) and discussed in film classes around the world. Filmmaker Chantal Akerman is noted for ground-breaking work on themes of identity and memory, gender and sexuality, motherhood, displacement, and the plight of stranded people. The Libraries will celebrate this valuable new resource with a lecture by UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television Professor Janet Bergstrom and a series of film viewings.

To RSVP, call 732/932-7505, or send email to events@rci.rutgers.edu.

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Scene from Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles.
Image courtesy of New Yorker Films.

May 2008
John Cotton Dana Library
Rutgers-Newark Campus

Hsu Dan and his students
Exhibition Opening Reception

The Hsu Dan and Students exhibit has been postponed until September-October 2008.

The work of internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Hsu Dan was the focus of a show at the Dana Library in 2003. He returns with new art and the art of eight students, including Rutgers University Libraries personnel - Dana librarians Wen-Hua Ren, Roberta Tipton, and Ann Watkins and Training and Learning Coordinator Marilyn Wilt.

Rutgers librarians (left to right) Bobbie Tipton and Ann Watkins work in Hsu Dan's Studio

Last updated August 23, 2007