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Spring 2015 Events and Programs

Music Performance Faculty Showcase

Please note: due to inclement weather, this event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 3rd at 7pm* 

Saint Anselm College Music Performance Faculty will present a concert of works by Bach, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, and Fauré, as well as the world premiere of an original composition by faculty composer and pianist Professor Francis Kayali. The concert will also feature Professors Sharon Baker, soprano; Sean Parr, tenor; Molly Lozeau, piano; and Rebecca Jeffreys, flute.

Old Masters /A Closer Look: Art and Engagement

Thursday February 5 at 4pm

Visitors are cordially invited to an informal talk with Director Father Iain MacLellan, O.S.B. as he offers a close look at a selection of Old Master prints and drawings from the Chapel Art Center's permanent collection. A variety of techniques and masteries will be presented with an emphasis on the aesthetic qualities of individual works. This talk will also offer insights into the strategies for building a collection, including a discussion of the Old Masters art market and the intricate details of searching for and acquiring works of art.  

Spring Opening: A Third Installment of Reverie: Realizing a Collection

Thursday March 12, 6 until 8pm

The Chapel Art Center welcomes visitors and friends to attend this public reception celebrating the opening of the third and final installation of Reverie: Realizing a Collection. This last presentation of works from the permanent collection will feature modern works, including a special grouping of Women Modernists from the twentieth century, and contemporary works. 

Curator's Gallery Talk: The Chapel Art Center Ceiling Murals in Context: Further Research and New Insights

Thursday March 19 at 5:30pm

Maggie Dimock, Assistant Curator for the Chapel Art Center, will present an updated and expanded version of a gallery talk first presented in the 2014 fall semester. This illustrated, informal lecture will discuss the symbolism and historical significance of the murals painted by Father Raphael Pfisterer that decorate the upper walls and vaulted ceiling of the gallery, drawing on recent research into the period of their creation between 1927 and 1931. 

Music and Art History: Persistent Influence: Wagner, Gesamtkunstwerk, and the Arts

Tuesday April 7 at 4:30pm*

Saint Anselm College Fine Arts faculty will give a presentation integrating music and art history by exploring the persistent influence of Wagner's concept of Gesamtkunstwerk, a term often translated as "total work of art." The lecture will include both visual and musical elements, presented by Kathy Hoffman, Professor of Art History and Sean Parr, Professor of Music. 

Sylvia Nicolas: Anselmian Culture in Bronze and Stone

Thursday April 30 at 4pm

In recognition of her artistic contributions to Saint Anselm College over a period of nearly fifty years, Director Fr. Iain MacLellan, O.S.B. will present a lecture on Sylvia Nicolas's major works on campus, including her Laudate Psalms mosaics in the Abbey Church, as well as her bronze statues of Saint Anselm, Saint Benedict, and the Madonna of Saint Anselm. A special reception will follow, marking the conclusion of the exhibition Reverie: Realizing a Collection

*These events are part of the Fine Arts Series, a collaboration between the Chapel Art Center and the Fine Arts Department.