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August 29, 2014
The Lewis Center is your Pathway to the Arts! This page offers information for freshmen interested in pursuing the arts while at Princeton.
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Iranian-American writer Porochista Khakpour Reads with creative writing seniors

August 29, 2014
Award-winning Iranian-American novelist Porochista Khakpour and four seniors in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University will read from their work on Friday, September 19 at Labyrinth Books. The reading is the first in The Emerging Writers Reading Series, which showcases senior thesis students of the Program in Creative Writing with established writers as special guests. Featuring student writers Joan Bedinger, Ben Goldman, Nonny Okwelogu, and Chester Dubov, the reading begins at 6:00 p.m. at the bookstore at 122 Nassau Street and is free and open to the public.
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Seuls en Scene - French Theater Festival 2014

August 28, 2014
Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts, the Department of French and Italian & L'Avant-Scene will present the third edition of Seuls en Scène - French Theater Festival from September 15 through October 11, 2014.
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Fund for Irish Studies Lecture on "Commemorating the Irish Famine"

August 27, 2014
Art historian Emily Mark-Fitzgerald will open the 2014-15 Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University with a lecture entitled, “Commemorating the Irish Famine,” on Friday, September 12 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public.
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"Photography: Before & After" exhibition opens at Lewis Center for the Arts

August 20, 2014
An exhibition of work by six photographers will explore the nature of photography by focusing on the medium's changing issues in a digital age. "Photography: Before & After," presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University, runs September 17 through October 4 at the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. An opening reception will be held on September 17 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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Natalie Diaz Wins Prestigious Holmes National Poetry Prize

July 24, 2014
Poet Natalie Diaz has been selected as the latest recipient of the Theodore H. Holmes ’'51 and Bernice Holmes National Poetry Prize awarded by the Lewis Center for the Arts’' Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University.
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Arts at Princeton: 2013-14 Year in Review

July 17, 2014
The 2013-14 year in the arts at Princeton was captured on smartphones, video and the Web — and shared on various social media platforms. Dive into the Arts at Princeton Tumblr to find out: How the Big Apple figured into Princeton's celebration of Shakespeare's 450th birthday; Which opera diva held a student master class before performing in the Princeton University Concerts series; Why Michael Cadden, chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts, wields an orange pen; What an "action-adventure martial arts opera" is; and much, much more.
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Award-winning performance studies scholar Judith Hamera joins Princeton’'s Dance faculty

June 26, 2014
Award-winning performance studies scholar Judith Hamera will join the Lewis Center for the Art’s Program in Dance faculty at Princeton University in September. The addition of this new, full-time faculty position within the program signals a deepened commitment to the study of dance at Princeton by adding faculty dedicated to the history, theory and criticism of dance, and their relationship to dance practice and to other areas of inquiry across the University. Hamera’s scholarship is interdisciplinary; she works at the intersection of American, communication, and cultural studies, as well as performance and dance studies.
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President Emerita Dr. Shirley Tilghman speaks on the arts at Princeton, humanities education, and other topics

June 18, 2014
In a podcast with NJ Arts News, Princeton President Emerita Dr. Shirley Tilghman discusses the arts as central to undergraduate education, the urgency of "putting a price on carbon" to motivate environmental stewardship, and the need for women in leadership.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jhumpa Lahiri Joins Creative Writing Faculty

June 12, 2014
Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer Jhumpa Lahiri will join the Lewis Center for the Art’s Program in Creative Writing faculty at Princeton University in September 2015. She has been appointed Professor of Creative Writing and will teach workshops in fiction.
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Theater professor Bob Sandberg receives President's Award for Distinguished Teaching

June 10, 2014
Theater and English faculty member Bob Sandberg was recognized at Princeton's commencement ceremony on June 3 with a President's Award for Distinguished Teaching. He is one of four faculty members so honored this year. The award recognizes excellence in undergraduate teaching by Princeton faculty members. A committee of faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and academic administrators selected the winners from nominations by students, faculty colleagues and alumni.
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Writer Hanna Pylväinen selected as Fellow in Creative and Performing Arts

May 23, 2014
Writer Hannah Pylväinen has been named as one of this year’s Princeton University Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts and will begin two years of teaching and collaboration in September. She joins Aaron Landsman, whose appointment was announced in March.
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Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins '06 wins 2014 OBIE Award for Best New American Play

May 20, 2014
Princeton alum Branden Jacobs-Jenkins '06 was awarded the 2014 Obie Award for Best New American Play at the 59th annual OBIE Awards ceremony on May 19 in New York City. Jacobs-Jenkins was honored for his two Off Broadway plays this season: “Appropriate” at the Signature Theater and “An Octoroon” at Soho Rep.
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"Senior All-Star Show" opens at the Lewis Center

May 12, 2014
The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present an exhibition of work in a wide range of media by the Class of 2014 graduating seniors in the program. The exhibition, entitled “Senior All-Star Show,” will feature recent work by students completed as part of their senior thesis projects and will be on view from May 16 through June 3 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
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Visual Arts Program presents screening of new student films & videos

May 9, 2014
Students in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts will present new work in a film and video screening. On Thursday, May 15, at 4:00 p.m. over thirty students from four different spring courses in film and video production will present new short films and videos completed during the past semester. The screening will take place in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street followed by a reception. The event is free and open to the public.
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"Myself, I Think We Should Keep Collecting Essays" Book Launch at Labyrinth Books

May 5, 2014
Last fall, the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University presented a unique exhibition of sculptures, photo-collages, and site-specific installations by Dean of the Faculty and professor of computer science David Dobkin, a self-identified amateur artist who collects and creatively repurposes a vast array of things from daily life. A collection of essays written by Princeton scholars in response to the exhibition will be unveiled on Tuesday, May 13th, at 6:00 p.m. at Labyrinth Books.
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Princeton Atelier presents an evening of new musical theater comedy

May 5, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier will present an evening of new musical theater comedy on May 8 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The musical theater improv group Baby Wants Candy will premiere excerpts of its latest work-in-progress developed with Princeton students, Camp Death (A Midsummer Night’s Scream): The Musical, along with excerpts of student-written musicals. The performance is free and open to the public.
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Program in Theater presents "Inside/Out," workshop of new documentary play by senior Tadesh Inagaki

May 2, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University will present a workshop performance of Inside/Out, a new documentary play by senior Tadesh Inagaki and directed by faculty member R. N. Sandberg on May 9 at 8:00 p.m., and May 10 and 11 at 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau St. in Princeton
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Collaborative, interactive public art project "The Surface" concludes at Princeton

April 30, 2014
A closing event for The Surface, a collaborative, interactive and controversial public art project at Princeton University conceived by students in the Lewis Center for the Arts course “Art as Interaction,” will be held on May 1 at 3:00 p.m. at The Surface on Frist north lawn on the Princeton campus. The event is free and open to the public.
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"Places 2 | Do, Things 2 | Be" opens at the Lewis Center

April 29, 2014
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present an exhibition of figurative oil paintings and sculptural assemblages that explore the idea of legitimacy in terms of cultural inheritance and the anxieties of one without a concrete identity. Entitled “Places 2 | Do, Things 2 | Be” the exhibition will be on view April 28 through May 2 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. A reception where visitors can meet the artist will be held on May 1 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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