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Light Up the Sculpture Garden for Diwali

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Oct 19, 2017, 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Sculpture Garden between Shaffer and Bowne Hall (off the Quad)

Prof Romita Ray,

Co-sponsored by Art and Music Histories + Hendricks Chapel + South Asia Center 

Special thanks to Physical Plant

Thursday, October 19, 2017

10.00 AM – 5 PM - 308 Bowne Hall, Department of Art and Music Histories - Assemble luminaries (please come anytime between 10.00 AM and 5.00 PM)

5.30 – 6.30 PM - Illuminate the Sculpture Garden between Shaffer and Bowne Hall (off the Quad) - Garden remains lit until 10.00 PM.

6.30 PM - 116 Bowne Hall - Enjoy samosas, tea, and other snacks

10.00 PM – 10.30 PM - Dismantle Luminaries

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Steve Gorn: The Transformative Power of Music

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Oct 24, 2017, 8:00 PM-9:30 PM

105 Life Sciences Building, Syracuse University

Sydney Hutchinson,

Sponsored by Syracuse University's Department of Art and Music Histories.

Music that combines the essence of classical Indian tradition with a contemporary world music sensibility. The strength of this music arises from a virtuoso mastery, generating a vibrant fusion, alive and accessible to western ears.

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Creative Conversations: Water + Photography

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Nov 2, 2017, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Watson Theater

Romita Ray,

Conversation followed by Q/A.  Reception follows

How do humanists, artists, and scientists approach similar subjects through different disciplinary lenses? Acclaimed scientist Jeffrey Karson will join award-winning artists Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris in a conversation about water and photography moderated by art historian and department chair Romita Ray.

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Exhibition: BE/LONGING

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Nov 28, 2017, 12:00 PM-8:00 PM

Community Folk Art Center, 805 East Genesee St., Syracuse, NY

Jo Johnson

Public Exhibition

Art history major Jo Johnson is organizing an exhibition at the Community Folk Art Center called "Be/Longing." Jo describes this is as an "exhibition to create space for members of the LGBTQ+ community (residing or studying in Syracuse) to exhibit, celebrate and demonstrate our strengths; shamelessly express our fears, discomfort weaknesses; mourn our loss, as well as boldly declare our individual identities through art and writing.” Submission deadline: 10/20/2017. For more information contact

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