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Saturday, July 12, 2014

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International piano festival to feature guest artists

Sunday through Saturday, July 13-19, 2014, 8 p.m. Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium, and Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Golandsky Institute's International Piano Festival will present six concerts at 8 p.m. Sunday through Saturday, July 13-19. To purchase tickets call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

The following are details on the dates, performers and venues:

• July 13: Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, piano, Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall • July 14: Sylvia Courvoisier, piano, and Mark Feldman, violin; and Peter Evans, piano, and Ron Stabinsky, trumpet, Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall • July 15: Lisa Yui, piano, Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall • July 17: Pianists of the Golandsky Institute, in collaboration with the New Jersey Symphony Chamber Orchestra, will present "Scheide Concerto Evening: 200 Years of Piano with Orchestra" with guest conductor Mark Laycock, Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall • July 18: Nina Tichman, piano, and Ariadne Daskalakis, violin, Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall • July 19: Ilya Itin, piano, Taplin Audiorium Fine Hall

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Carillon concerts planned through summer

July 6 through Aug. 31, 2014, 1 p.m. Graduate College, Cleveland Tower

The University's 22nd annual Summer Carillon Series, featuring carillonneurs from around the United States and abroad, will be held at 1 p.m. each Sunday from July 6 through Aug. 31 at Cleveland Tower on the Graduate College campus.

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Summer chamber music series to present New Zealand String Quartet and Harlem Quartet

Mondays, July 14 and 21, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The 2014 season of the Princeton University Summer Chamber Concerts series will continue with concerts by the New Zealand String Quartet, Monday, July 14, and the Harlem Quartet, Monday, July 21. Both concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. All concerts in the series are free, however tickets are required. Tickets are distributed at the Richardson box office starting at 6 p.m. There is a maximum of four free tickets per person. Doors open at 7 p.m.

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Art museum to host summer exhibitions event

Thursday, July 17, 2014, 5:30 p.m. Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum will host a summer exhibitions celebration at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the museum, including a lecture "Mark, Maker, Method" by Kelly Baum, the Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, in conjunction with the exhibition "Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell." The event will include music and refreshments. Also on view is the exhibition "Lee Bontecou: Drawn Worlds."

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Scheide midsummer concert to feature Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 8 p.m. Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The seventh annual midsummer concert series presented by Judith and William Scheide, a 1936 Princeton alumnus, will feature the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Mark Laycock at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, in Richardson Auditorium. The program will include works by Dvorak, Brahms and the world premiere of Laycock's "Flute Concerto for Jasmine Choi," with Choi as soloist. For tickets call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Art museum to hold outdoor screening of 'Pollack'

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 8:30 p.m. Brown/Dod Quad

The Princeton University Art Museum will hold an outdoor screening of "Pollack" (2000) — a biographic film in which actor/director Ed Harris examines the life of the Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock — at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in Brown/Dod Quad, presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Rothko to Richter," which focuses on mark-making and Abstract Expressionism.

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Exhibition to focus on Bontecou's drawings

June 28-Sept. 21, 2014 Princeton University Art Museum

"Lee Bontecou: Drawn Worlds," the first museum retrospective devoted to Bontecou's drawings, will be on view June 28-Sept. 21 at Princeton University Art Museum. Although most celebrated for her forceful and influential sculptures, Bontecou has employed drawing as a distinct and essential part of her creative practice during her 50-year career.

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Princeton University Art Museum exhibition to focus on abstract art

May 24-Oct. 5 2014 Princeton University Art Museum

"Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell," featuring paintings by some of the most important artists of the postwar era spanning the years 1950 to 1990, will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at the Princeton University Art Museum. Haskell is a 1960 Princeton graduate. The exhibition is on view through Oct. 5.

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Exhibition to spotlight the environment, corporate greed and consumerism

April 13-Aug. 4, 2014 Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall

"Water and War," an exhibition by Native American artist Janune Quick-to-See Smith, will be on view April 13-Aug. 4, in the Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall. Smith's visual language combines historic and literary references, including American Indian mythology, and contemporary current events, to make socio-political statements on the environment, corporate greed, consumerism and the rising gap between rich and poor. A public reception will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13.

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Exhibit of Latin American medals at Princeton University Library

Feb. 22-Aug. 3, 2014, various times Firestone Library, main gallery

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Latin America’s wars of independence, the Princeton University Library has mounted a dramatic display of medals and orders that illustrate the recognitions awarded to soldiers and civilians in the form of wearable insignia. The exhibit "From a Thankful Nation," which is free and open to the public, is on display in the main gallery of Firestone Library through August 3. A public exhibit lecture titled "Defining the Nation" by Miguel Centeno, professor of sociology and international affairs and chair of Princeton’s Department of Sociology, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in McCormick Hall, Room 101 on the Princeton University campus.

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