Cultural Understanding Through the Arts
Cultural Understanding Through the Arts introduces participants to the rich and diverse material, visual and performing arts as a mechanism for cultural understanding. Programs are offered by students, scholars and artists. Ranging from understanding how the arts reflect and influence politics and other social forums to using the arts as a catalyst for social change, these programs are both inspirational and provocative.
The newest edition to this program is the 700-square-foot art gallery that now allows the Fields Center to host exhibits and special receptions and lectures with artists.
The Clark Munoz Gallery
The Clark Muñoz Gallery, housed at 58 Prospect Avenue, is a space for exhibitions of visual material, ranging from contemporary art to historical memorabilia.
Linking Social Justice and the Arts
Members of the campus community have the opportunity to explore the links between the arts and social justice through creative expression. Past initiatives have included slam poetry readings, musical performances, mural paintings, writing circles and quilt making.
Arts as a Catalyst for Social Change
The Field Center's Artist in Residence is charged with creating programs and opportunities that help participants understand how art is used as a catalyst for social change.
Diversity and Community Photo Contest and Exhibit
Photos will be solicited from Fields Center affiliates, partners and program participants in order to create a special exhibit on diversity and community.
Music Unites Us
(MusicUnitesUs) to further the understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures through music -- a common medium that can help unite diverse cultures and transcend boundaries. Hosted in the intimate settings of the residential colleges, we will offer musicians and spoken word artists whose music embodies messages related to politics, social change and justice.
Film Series: REEL Justice Real Change
The Fields Center hosts a monthly film series that focuses on social issues that affect the community, our nation and the world. Each film is screened during dinner and followed by a conversation with the filmmaker, members of our faculty or social justice activists. The films and dinner are provided at no charge to participants. Film festivals also are curated during cultural theme months.