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Princeton Students Exhibit their Work with Professional Artists

January 2, 2008
"The Collotype and the Artist's Book," a visually stunning artist's book exhibition showcasing the collaborative work of guest artists and students in the Princeton Atelier, will open on...
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Students fully engaged in presenting Mozart opera

January 11, 2008
The Princeton University Department of Music will present a production of Mozart's renowned opera, "The Marriage of Figaro," at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
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Lewis Center for the Arts Announces a New Award, Established in Memory of Alexander Jay Adam '07

January 16, 2008
The Alex Adam '07 Award, made possible by a generous gift from his family, will provide support to undergraduates who want to spend a summer pursuing a project that will result in the creation of an original work of art.
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Steven Holl Architects Chosen to Design Arts Buildings

January 17, 2008
Steven Holl Architects, an award-winning firm with extensive experience in the arts, has been selected to design the initial academic buildings for Princeton University's new arts and transit neighborhood.
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Brochure Provides Highlights of 10-year Campus Plan

January 17, 2008
Members of the University community now can get a look at highlights of the final version of the Campus Plan. The comprehensive strategy to guide development through 2016 and beyond was produced over the last two years following thorough analysis of the 380-acre campus by a team of experts and significant involvement by stakeholders.
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Poetry in Motion

January 20, 2008
Paul Muldoon is a busy man. The humanities professor at Princeton University is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author of 10 volumes of verse. He's also a rhythm guitarist in a rock band, a songwriter, an amateur actor and poetry editor for the New Yorker.
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Tracy K. Smith Nominated for an Essence Award and an NAACP Image Award

January 25, 2008
Tracy K. Smith's second collection of poetry, DUENDE, has been named a finalist in the poetry category of the first annual Essence Literary Awards.The other finalists are Acolytes by Nikki Giovanni and Totem by Gregory Pardlo. The winner will be selected by a panel of publishing experts and announced at an awards ceremony in New York City on February 7, 2008.
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Brentano String Quartet To Perform in Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University February 21, 2008

January 26, 2008
Princeton University's Quartet-in-residence, the Brentano String Quartet, will perform on Thursday, February 21st , at 8 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium on campus. Sponsored by the Department of Music, the ensemble's program will be Claudio Monteverdi: Four Madrigals from Book VI; Gabriela Lena Frank: Quijotadas; Elliott Carter: Quintet for Piano and String Quartet; and W. A. Mozart: Quartet in B-flat Major, K589.
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U.S. Premiere of the 7th Public Television Special by Princeton University Alumnus Sir Gilbert Levine '71

January 30, 2008
The video 'From Heart to Heart: Beethoven's Plea for Peace' featuring Maestro Gilbert Levine's performance of the complete Beethoven Missa Solemnis (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & London Philharmonic Choir both specially flown to Cologne for this concert) will occur Tuesday, February 26th. The free 8:00 p.m. screening will be in the Frank E. Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall. The international quartet of soloists is the Polish soprano Bozena Harasimowicz, the Finnish mezzo Monica Groop, the great, late and dearly missed, American tenor Jerry Hadley, and German basso Franz-Josef Selig.
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Lecture and Talkback with Fiona Shaw, CBE

February 3, 2008
The Lewis Center for the Arts will present a lecture and talk back with Fiona Shaw, CBE, on Monday, February 4th at 4:30 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
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Program in Creative Writing Announces Spring Reading Series

February 5, 2008
Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts, Program in Creative Writing, announces the spring Althea Ward Clark W '21 Reading Series. The popular series, which has featured such esteemed writers as Richard Ford, Anne Beattie, Jhumpa Lahiri, Dave Eggers and Charles Wright, will continue its tradition of bringing a dazzling and diverse array of established and emerging novelists, short story writers, memoirists and poets to Princeton.
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Spring Dance Festival at the Berlind Theatre Features Dances by Faculty and Renowned Choreographers

February 8, 2008
Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts, Program in Theater and Dance, presents the 2008 Spring Dance Festival, featuring dances by Mark Morris and Susan Marshall, performed alongside choreography by Ze'eva Cohen, the Head of Dance at Princeton, Faculty Member Edisa Weeks and guest choreographer Marianela Boan, a prominent artist of Cuban origin.
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Taking Creative Risks with Matter, Materials and Ideas

February 13, 2008
The Program in Visual Arts is presenting "Student Art: Work From the Fall 2007 Semester," a group show featuring ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing and photography, through Friday, Feb. 15, in the Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St.
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MacArthur Grant Supports Princeton Laptop Orchestra Initiatives

February 21, 2008
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Princeton Laptop Orchestra is one of 17 winners of the Digital Media and Learning Competition, which awards funds to projects that use digital media in an innovative way for formal and informal learning. The contest, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, awarded $238,000 to the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk for short) to support a mobile musical laboratory that students will use to explore new ways of making music with laptops and local area networks.
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$4 Million Gift Will Strengthen Jazz Program

February 25, 2008
A $4 million gift from Anthony H.P. Lee, a member of the class of 1979, will enhance the study and performance of jazz at Princeton, significantly expanding the University's ability to support performances and develop innovative research and teaching in this uniquely American and broadly influential art form.
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Devoted to the Arts: Students Combine Creative, Academic Pursuits in Many Ways

February 25, 2008
Senior Carlos Jimenez Cahua can be found most evenings at the digital photography lab at 185 Nassau St., scanning his pictures into the computer, editing them in Photoshop and printing them out as 8-by-10 images. Jimenez Cahua's passion for photography has taken him to Lima, Peru, on a Princeton fellowship to photograph landscapes and cityscapes, and to Florence, Italy, where he spent a semester studying at the Studio Art Centers International. He has done all of this while majoring in chemistry.
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Short Stories, The Black Maria Film Festival, a grab bag of short films, comes to Princeton.

February 28, 2008
Now that "independent" films often cost nearly as much, feel nearly as slick, and grab nearly as many headlines as their mainstream cousins, it can take a little looking to find a movie that reflects one artist's sensibility - or explores the medium in creative ways. A good place to start looking is with the Black Maria Film Festival, a grab bag of some of the best short films released last year.
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Senior Vander Ploeg Wins Marshall Scholarship

March 6, 2008
Princeton senior Sarah Vander Ploeg -- a Woodrow Wilson School major who also is an accomplished lyric soprano and violist -- is one of 37 American college students awarded 2008 Marshall Scholarships.
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Dance Listings - New York Times

March 7, 2008
Young choreographers from three Ivy League colleges - Barnard, Harvard and Princeton - will show their work.
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'Eurydice' Princeton University tells a modern version of the ancient tale

March 11, 2008
Any student of the classics would, one supposes, recall the tale of Orpheus and his bride Eurydice. There have been at least three operas, a ballet or two and numerous plays on the subject, but most dwell on Orpheus and his great loss and his subsequent visit to the underworld to reclaim his loved one. It's the stuff of classic legends.
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Princeton's Sonic Fragments Festival to Explore Sound Art

March 17, 2008
For two days in March, Princeton University graduate students will play host to an international group of scholars and practitioners who are gathering to explore the roles of narrative and mediation in art practices that engage sound as a material. The symposium will consist of three panel discussions as well as an exhibition of audio-works for portable music players made expressly for the geography, architecture, and social spaces of the Princeton University campus.
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Tilghman trip to Asia ends on a high note

March 17, 2008
President Shirley M. Tilghman completed her weeklong trip to Asia with a visit to Hong Kong Thursday through Sunday, March 13-16, that featured a conference with prominent alumni from the region who are influential in shaping commerce and finance around the world as well as a campaign kickoff event.
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Acclaimed Writer Encourages Students to Take Creative Risks in Their Work

March 31, 2008
Like many of her students, Tracy K. Smith started writing poetry in earnest as an undergraduate. Now a fast-rising star in American poetry, she is leading intensive workshops at Princeton - knowing from her own experience how important it is to inspire students as they develop as writers.
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Two Students Win Alex Adam '07 Award

April 1, 2008
Samuel Zetumer '09 and Halcyon Person '10 have been selected by the Lewis Center for the Arts faculty to be the first recipients of the newly created Alex Adam '07 Award. The award, established in memory of Alexander Jay Adam '07 and made possible by a generous gift from his family, provides support to undergraduates who want to spend a summer pursuing a project that will result in the creation of an original work of art.
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Bringing History and Imagination to the Stage

April 4, 2008
Two years ago, in a class called "Beginning Studies in Acting," Roger Q. Mason found himself intrigued by lecturer Tim Vasen's description of a group of women who gathered at performances of William Shakespeare's plays.
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Creative Thesis Slots Highly Prized by '09s

April 8, 2008
While the 1,976 students recently admitted to the Class of 2012 may be getting ready to bask in the summer sun and celebrate the completion of their last academic application for the next few years, they may be surprised to learn that selectivity doesn't end at the Admission Office. In fact, it may be lurking in one of the last places students would look: 185 Nassau St.
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Six Professors Chosen for Guggenheim Fellowships

April 9, 2008
One oversees a vast collection of ancient coins. Another studies the end of the world according to the Old Testament. Another is documenting through photography and writing the violent strife among German immigrants in Brazil. The other three include an economist, a painter and a scholar of poetry.
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Seniors Perform a Thesis Production of 'Dance Quanta'

April 14, 2008
Among the first graduating class of the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts are four gutsy senior certificate students in the Program in Theater and Dance. They are among the few Princeton undergraduates who take on a second thesis that involves choreographing, performing and producing an evening of dance. Jessica Baylan, Jillian Olsen, Hans Rinderknecht and Francine Saunders will present "Dance Quanta" on Friday and Saturday, April 18th and 19th at 8 p.m.
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Princeton Atelier Presents New Collaborative Work by Headlong Dance Theater and Pig Iron Theatre Company

April 15, 2008
The Lewis Center for the Art's Princeton Atelier presents "WIND-UP", a dance theater performance showcasing the collaborative work of David Brick and Dan Rothenberg, co-directors of Headlong Dance Theater and Pig Iron Theatre Company and award-winning scenographer Mimi Lien.
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Not Your Father's Major

April 17, 2008
Kelsey Johnson '08 decided during her junior year that her experience in the visual arts program would not be complete without a summer in Iceland. So, with the help of Lewis Center funding, Princeton sent Johnson backpacking around volcanoes.
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Researchers Map the Math in Music

April 17, 2008
The connection between music and mathematics has fascinated scholars for centuries. More than 2000 years ago Pythagoras reportedly discovered that pleasing musical intervals could be described using simple ratios.
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Arts Professionals, Students Collaborate in New Work

April 21, 2008
Two professional directors from Philadelphia, a scenographer from New York, an ensemble of seasoned performers and a group of Princeton students are joining forces to bring a new work to the stage Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, at the Lewis Center for the Arts.
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Going Solo

April 23, 2008
Choosing his own path, David Carpenter ’08 hopes to bring greater luster to the humble viola
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Orchestra Rises to the Challenge of Performing Mahler Ninth for Final Concerts

April 24, 2008
The 17 seniors in the Princeton University Orchestra will conclude their tenure with the group by tackling one of the most difficult pieces they've ever played in concerts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
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Performance Central Presents a One-Man Theatrical Score

April 29, 2008
The Lewis Center for the Arts Performance Central presents "Scenario for a Non-Existing, But Possible Instrumental Actor," a one-man performance of a theatrical score written by Bocuslaw Shaeffer and featuring German actor and director Andre Erlen. The show will take place on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street, Princeton.
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Muldoon and Rodgers Receive Behrman Award

May 3, 2008
Paul Muldoon, the Howard G.B. Clark '21 University Professor in the Humanities, and Daniel Rodgers, the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, have received Princeton's Behrman Award for distinguished achievement in the humanities. They were honored at a May 3 dinner.
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Harvey Brings Lively Beat of African Dance to Princeton

May 5, 2008
Princeton NJ — An African drumbeat filled the Hagan Dance Studio. "Reach up! Reach up!" instructor Dyane Harvey announced. Twenty-two students arrayed in rows before the mirrors stretched their arms to the ceiling to warm up.
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Christopher Durang's Laughing Wild Opens at the Lewis Center for the Arts

May 8, 2008
(Princeton, NJ) Christopher Durang's madcap 1987 comedy Laughing Wild brings to a close the 2007-2008 season of Princeton University’s Program in Theater and Dance of the Lewis Center for the Arts. The show will run Friday - Saturday, May 23 - 24, 2008 and Friday - Sunday, May 30 - June 1, 2008. All performances are at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street, Princeton.
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Three Princetonians Elected to Arts and Letters Academy

May 13, 2008
Two Princeton faculty members and one alumnus are among the eight new members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. They were selected for reaching the "highest level of artistic achievement."
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Lewis Center Collaborates Across Campus

May 14, 2008
The University may not begin building the new Arts Neighborhood for two years, but the $101 million gift of Peter B. Lewis '55 is already allowing the academic program at the Lewis Center for the Arts to grow.
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Visual Arts Exhibition Highlights Student Work

May 19, 2008
A sprawling exhibition of artwork by students in the Program in Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts will be on view from May 19 through June 4 at 185 Nassau St.
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Outside the Cubicle

June 18, 2008
WE all wear masks. We may be completely different people outside of work than when on the clock — someone our office colleagues might not recognize.
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'Bus Stops' in Princeton 50 years later

June 26, 2008
William Inge's "Bus Stop," which had its world premiere in Princeton in the 1950s, will return to town June 26-July 6 as part of Princeton Summer Theater's 40th anniversary season.
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PU Selected As One of Top 200 in Nation Latest Edition of Book Names Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Creative Writing

July 16, 2008
The second edition of Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers has named the Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Creative Writing as one of the top 200 programs in...
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A Computer-Music Man Unplugs

August 3, 2008
AFTER 35 years immersed in the world of computer music, the composer Paul Lansky talks with wonder about the enormous capacities of primitive objects carved from trees or stamped from metal sheets: violins, cellos, trumpets, pianos.
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Open House Planned on Arts and Transit Neighborhood on Wednesday, Sept. 17

September 9, 2008
An open house on the University's proposed arts and transit neighborhood is set for 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon St. in Princeton.
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Catching the Poem

September 10, 2008
WHEN renowned poet, essayist, visual artist and playwright Breyten Breytenbach was imprisoned for high treason in South Africa in 1975, the guards confiscated his pens and paper daily. Without the previous...
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Performance Studies Takes Center Stage at the Lewis Center

September 15, 2008
The Lewis Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the expansion of its faculty with two of the most highly regarded leaders in the field of theater and performance studies.
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Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Creative Writing Opens Fall Reading Series with Internationally Acclaimed Authors Breyten Breytenbach and Uzodinma Iweala

September 16, 2008
Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts, Program in Creative Writing, announces the fall Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series. The popular series...
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Arts Complex Design Intended to Embrace Campus and Community

September 17, 2008
A major entry to the Princeton campus and community is being redesigned as a 21st-century portal with the door lodged firmly open.
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John O'Connor interview with Eve Aschheim in The Brooklyn Rail

September 24, 2008
On the occasion of the artist's new exhibit, Flannel Tongue, which will be on view at Pierogi 2000 from Sept. 6 to Oct. 6, 2008, the painter Eve Aschheim talked with John O'Connor in his apartment/studio in Queens about his life and work.
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Tommy White "Sculpture" Exhibition at Harris Lieberman Gallery

September 25, 2008
Harris Lieberman is pleased to announce the first exhibition of Tommy White's sculptures. Initially conceived of as three-dimensional tools for rendering form and space in his paintings, the sculptures have become an important and distinct part of his work in the past several years.
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Kenyan Play has its American Debut in Princeton

October 7, 2008
Amezidi, a new translation of the work by Kenyan novelist, poet and playwright Said Ahmed Mohamed, will open this weekend at the Lewis Center for the Arts. Translated and directed by Christopher J. Simpson '09, the tragicomic two-hander will be...
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Eve Aschheim Exhibition at Weathersoon Art Museum

October 9, 2008
September 21, 2008 - December 14, 2008
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John J. O'Connor "Flannel Tongue" Exhibition at Pierogi Gallery

October 9, 2008
Pierogi is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by John O'Connor.
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Allan MacIntyre Included in Aperture Monograph Series "Tinyvices: Vol. 1-5"

October 13, 2008
Tinyvices (Aperture), is an eclectic new series of monographs featuring five of the most promising photographers featured on the wildly popular website tinyvices.com, an online photography gallery founded by independent curator and photographer Tim Barber.
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Department of Music Presents Cello Recital November 11, 2008

October 27, 2008
Cellist Thomas Kraines will be giving a recital at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 in Fine Hall's Taplin Auditorium off Washington Road. It is free and open to the public.
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John O'Connor "All of a Sudden" Exhibition at Martin Asbek Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark

October 30, 2008
John O'Connor's exhibit "All of a Sudden" will be at Martin Asbek Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark from November 7, 2008 to December 6, 2008.
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Lauren Cornell, Rhizome and New Museum of Contemporary Art, lecture on November 11

November 5, 2008
Executive Director of Rhizome and Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art will lecture on "New Media Art: History & Current Directions"
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Hodder Fellow - Tarell Alvin McCraney shortlisted as Most Promising Playwright for London's Evening Standard Awards

November 7, 2008
The short list of nominees for this year's Evening Standard Theatre Awards has now been announced.
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Eve Aschheim at the New-York Historical Society until Jan 7, 2009

November 7, 2008
Although the Society harbors one of the earliest assembled public collections of drawings in the United States, the aesthetic richness and historical value of these assets are surprisingly little known. Attempting to share this vast trove with the public, the exhibition and its catalogue will feature highlights from the N-YHS collection—over 190 watercolors and drawings out of approximately 8,000 works, including rare sketchbooks and albums.
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Hodder Fellow - Tarell Alvin McCraney new playwright in residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company

November 7, 2008
Shakespeare's genius continues to astound, as much for the resonance of his themes as the brilliance and beauty of his words. These works are also an inexhaustible source of inspiration for contemporary writers. The RSC is bringing writers back into the rehearsal room to develop works with companies of actors as Shakespeare did. New works from some of the most exciting new playwrights across the world are currently under commission. The RSC's writer in residence for 2006-2008 was American Adriano Shaplin and from 2008-2010 will be another young American, Tarrell Alvin McCraney.
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Now Dance at the Lewis Center for the Arts

November 8, 2008
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater and Dance presents Now Dance, a repertory concert that includes dance choreographed and/or performed by faculty and guests including Ze'eva Cohen, Tina Fehlandt, Zvi Gotheiner, Dyane Harvey, Patricia Hoffbauer, Mark Morris, Yvonne Rainer, Rebecca Lazier and her New York dance company Terrain. The event will be held at the Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street on Friday and Saturday, November 21-22.
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Princeton's Fall Show Restages the Trojan War

November 10, 2008
Troy: After and Before, the annual Fall Show sponsored by the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater and Dance, will be performed at the Berlind Theatre November 14-15 and November 20-22. This monumental event will be comprised of two very different takes on the Trojan War: Aeschylus' Agamemnon, as translated by the late Robert Fagles, an honored member of the Princeton University community, and Euripides' Iphigenia at Aulis, as translated by Lucas Barron, a Comparative Literature major in the Class of 2009.
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Christian Tomaszewski "Hunting for Pheasants" Exhibition at Galerie Michael Wiesehofer through January 10, 2009

November 11, 2008
In his new exhibition "Hunting for Pheasants," Christian Tomaszewski (*1971, Gdansk/Poland) presents 40 unique posters commemorating victims of assassination as well as a single-channel video of appropriated video footage.
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Tim Vasen on "Troy: After and Before" - Podcast

November 17, 2008
At McCarter's Berlind Theatre, two ancient Greek plays explore a bloody story tying family values to international politics. In "Iphigenia at Aulis" by Euripides, Iphigenia is sacrificed by her father for the cause of war; in "Agamemnon" by Aeschylus, his life is taken in turn. Susan Wallner talks to Princeton University director Tim Vasen about the production and its relevance to today's headlines.
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Steve Keister work and studio included in "Herb and Dorothy"

November 18, 2008
a documentary film about the Vogels and their collection.
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'Now Dance' - Fehlandt Celebrates with a Signature Solo

November 19, 2008
When Tina Fehlandt e-mailed renowned choreographer Mark Morris, with whom she had danced for 20 years, about a piece of his she could perform at Princeton's bi-annual faculty dance concert, he suggested Peccadillos...
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Steve Keister at the New Museum through January 26, 2009

November 20, 2008
The New Museum (reopened December 2007) still feels new in its vanguard boxy Bowery reincarnation-the lobby all steel and concrete and plate glass-crowded with industrially-clad European tourists and waifish art students. This ground-floor space is employed to intentionally discordant effect to introduce...
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Jocelyn Lee at the USM Area Gallery through December 19, 2009

November 22, 2008
While you were dying is a challenging exhibit by Jocelyn Lee currently on view at the USM Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland. This photographic installation of prints about the recent death of Lee's mother includes images of family and friends in her mother's home, portraits of her mother, her mother's garden, and the wider landscape Lee traveled through to get to her.
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Princeton University Jazz Ensemble Member, Stephen Hammer, named a Rhodes Scholar

November 23, 2008
Princeton senior Stephen Hammer and two 2008 graduates, Scott Moore and Timothy Nunan, have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at the University of Oxford.
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Hodder Fellow - Tarell Alvin McCraney takes the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright

November 24, 2008
The Young Vic also saw American playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney take the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright for The Brothers Size and In the Red and Brown Water that both received their British premieres there; the playwright is also about to be represented in London by the Royal Court premiere of his play Wig Out!
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L'Atelier becomes L'Avant-Scene

November 25, 2008
L'Atelier, the French Theater Workshop, of the Department of French and Italian has been renamed L'Avant-Scene, the French Theater Workshop at Princeton.
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Music, Dance and Theater of Berlin in 1933 Comes to Stage: Flammentangel Kabarett at the Lewis Center for the Arts

November 26, 2008
The Program in Theater and Dance of the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University announces a senior thesis production of a new play, Flammentangel Kabarett, devised by Sarah Outhwaite '09 and Jon Feyer '09. Set in Berlin in 1933, the show explores the atmosphere of creativity and freedom, decadence and fear that characterized Weimar Germany. Flammentangel Kabarett will be performed at the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street on December 5-8th.
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Choreography Outside the Classroom

December 3, 2008
When most professors head to the library or a laboratory to conduct research, instructors in the University's dance program catch the train to New York and take to the stage to direct, choreograph or perform.
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1930s German 'Kabarett' Takes the Stage at Lewis Center

December 4, 2008
"Flammentangel Kabarett," a senior thesis production that explores the atmosphere of creativity and freedom, decadence and fear that characterized Weimar Germany in the 1930s, will be presented Friday through Monday, Dec. 5-8, in the Matthews Acting Studio at 185 Nassau St.
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Princeton Atelier Students and Guest Artists Perform Pieces of Strange, a Collaborative Work

December 8, 2008
An event featuring the collaborative work created by students in their Princeton Atelier course with an actor/magician and theater artists is set for Wednesday, Dec. 10.
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Eve Aschheim Receives Joan Mitchell Foundation Award

December 11, 2008
Eve Aschheim, senior lecturer in visual arts at the Lewis Center for the Arts, has been awarded a prestigious grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Aschheim is one of 25 contemporary artists to receive the $25,000 award, which is granted annually to acknowledge painters and sculptors nationwide creating work of exceptional quality.
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Lawrence Venuti has been Awarded the 2008 Robert Fagles Translation Prize

December 12, 2008
The National Poetry Series is pleased to announce that Lawrence Venuti has been awarded the 2008 Robert Fagles Translation Prize. Mr. Venuti's project, Edward Hopper, is a translation of Catalan poet Ernest Farres, and will be published in 2009 by Graywolf Press. Acclaimed poet Richard Howard served as judge for this year's award.
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An Imagined Encounter Between Langston Hughes and Federico Garcia Lorca

December 22, 2008
(Princeton, NJ) Princeton University student Lauren Whitehead '09 presents her senior creative thesis production for the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater and Dance, The Beat is Sweet: Memory of a Broken Dream, at the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio on January 9 through January 11. Featuring theater, music and dance, The Beat is Sweet stages an imagined encounter between Langston Hughes, the famed Harlem Renaissance poet, and Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca.
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Opera, Conference to Focus on Homer

December 23, 2008
Princeton University students will present "The Return of Ulysses," Claudio Monteverdi's opera about desire, greed and marital fidelity, with a 20th-century twist at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 9-10, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall.
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