First Tuesday Lecture Series

Future Environmental Challenges Facing the Commonwealth | The Honorable Molly Ward | First Tuesday Lecture Series

November 1, 2016
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November 1, 2016 | 6 PM

The Honorable Molly Ward, Secretary of Natural Resources will be speaking about the future environmental challenges facing the Commonwealth, including sea level rise, the Clean Power Plan and the Chesapeake Bay TDML.  This First Tuesday lecture is part of a series in cooperation with the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) at the College of William & Mary Law School and the Muscarelle Museum of Art presenting the 17th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists.

Presented by MCV Foundation & VCU Health.

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James Monroe and His Built Environment at Highland | Sara Bon-Harper | Midway Wednesday Lecture Series | Selected Topics in Architecture

May 11, 2016
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May 11, 2016  |  6 PM

Narratives of James Monroe as a modest planter have been furthered by the appearance of his unassuming home, Highland, in Albemarle County, Virginia currently owned by the College of William & Mary. Recent architectural and archaeological research reveals new truths about the house, planned and built with the aid of Monroe’s friend and mentor, Thomas Jefferson. This understanding of the property sheds new light on James Monroe and his social and political aspirations. In this lecture, Sara Bon-Harper will explore the property through new research, and discuss emerging narratives about the fifth U.S. President.

 

New Under the Sun, The Advent of Photography | Brenton Hamilton, Photographer | First Tuesday Lecture Series Presented by MCV Foundation & VCU Health

April 5, 2016
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6 PM

Join Brenton Hamilton for an illustrated lecture describing the heady atmosphere in France and England in 1839 for the announcement of something “New Under the Sun.” The advent of photography is a culture story, a technological advancement and full of astounding achievement. This evening we will outline this incredible story and look at the fascinating images of Talbot and Daguerre for analysis and the joy of discovery.

Modern Architecture in the Embassy Sectors: Brasília’s International Building Project | David Brashear | Midway Wednesday Lecture Series | Selected Topics in Architecture

March 9, 2016
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6 PM

The move of Brazil’s capital from Rio de Janeiro to the new city of Brasília in the 1960s was envisioned as a physical representation of the passage to the economic and political future of a rising nation.  The new city was intended to be overtly modern, and Oscar Niemeyer’s iconic buildings defined it from the outset.  But his work did not stand alone – the construction of embassies in Brasília allowed for a nearly unprecedented gathering of international talent, and all were tasked to create facilities that both represented their own countries and paid respect to their Brazilian hosts.  In this session, we will explore the embassy compounds in Brasília that collectively mark the architectural modernism of the 1960s and 1970s.

Hiroshige’s Tokaido: The Ordinary and the Extraordinary on the Road in Early Nineteenth-Century Japan | Marcia Yonemoto | First Tuesday Lecture Series Presented by MCV Foundation & VCU Health

March 1, 2016
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Taking advantage of the Muscarelle Museum of Art’s exhibition of five different versions of Ando Hiroshige’s renowned print series “Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido,” this talk will focus on the artist’s representation of everyday life in the extraordinarily vibrant space that was the Tokaido in the early nineteenth century. The talk will discuss individual prints depicting stops on the famous highway, with particular attention to visual culture, the changing practice of travel, and concepts of space and place in early nineteenth-century Japan.

First Tuesday Lecture | Toshi Yoshida and William & Mary | Dr. Hiroshi Kitamura

November 4, 2014
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Toshi Yoshida and William & Mary: A Collaboration Across Borders

At 6 PM, Join Professor Kitamura as he discusses the extraordinary life and works of influential Japanese printmaker Toshi Yoshida. Kitamura will discuss the pivotal role that Yoshida played in the history of Japanese woodblock printing.  He will also discuss how Yoshida’s works in this exhibition have helped bring East Asian culture closer to William and Mary through student initiative and collaboration.

Panel Discussion | 21st Century Diplomacy | Presented by MCV Foundation & VCU Health

September 2, 2014
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21st Century Diplomacy: Ballet, Ballots and Bullets
September 2, 2014

A panel discussion focused on the current exhibition 21st Century Diplomacy: Ballet, Ballots and Bullets will be held at the Muscarelle Museum of Art on September 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm to kick-off the First Tuesday lecture series.  The international images, on view through September 28, share the photographer’s experience in witnessing narratives that help shape political, financial and humanitarian decisions worldwide.  The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Harvey Langholtz, Department of Psychology at College of William & Mary with introductory remarks from Ana Rold, Founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the Diplomatic Courier.  On the panel will be international photojournalist Sebastian Rich and guest curator and William & Mary adjunct professor, Kathryn Floyd.  Carleigh Snead (W&M ’15) will round out the panel to present her experiences as a student photographer.