Professor of Philosophy Joseph Cruz and Curator Kevin Murphy discuss humans’ philosophical, cognitive and artistic relationship to animals.
A series of Jazz performances, organized in collaboration with the Williams College Music Department, will respond to and resonate with Sam Gilliam’s work and process.
Professor Antonia Foias and students discuss the meaning of the axis mundi and its significance to The Seeds of Divinity.
Artist Maren Hassinger choreographs an installation of her recently acquired work, “Walking” (1978). Dancers will carry the work’s individual wire elements into the gallery, where they will remain on view.
Artist-in-Residence in Dance Erica Dankmeyer re-stages Martha Graham’s iconic Celebration (1934) in conversation with Sam Gilliam’s Situation VI-Pisces 4 (1972).
Celebrating Sam Gilliam’s love of Charlie Parker’s music, Kris Allen and Avery G. Sharpe perform original arrangements of Parker’s music.
Professor of Geoscience José Constantine and Artist Lordy Rodriguez discuss Rodriguez’s conceptual maps that visualize global relationships, history, and culture.
Explore the philosophical connections to Jean-Paul Sartre’s Situations in Sam Gilliam’s work with assistant curator Horace Ballard.