Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 30

  • 12:00pm - 6:00pm

     ● Professional Skateboarding demonstration with Andy Macdonald, the record holder for most X-Games  medals at 4:30pm ● Bowl contests for all skill levels, with prize packages donated by local and national skate companies  and businesses. ● Djs spinning, product tosses, most stylish back-smith over the stairs contest, and other spur-of-the-moment contests and giveaways

Sunday, August 31

Monday, September 1

Sunday, September 7

Thursday, September 11

  • 5:00pm

    Anna Deavere Smith uses her singular brand of theatre to highlight issues of community, character, and diversity in America. Based on her recent one-woman show Let Me Down Easy, this lecture/performance will combine stories of her creative journey with insights into the fragility and resilience of the human body and spirit.

Thursday, September 18

  • 5:00pm

    Pussy Riot will also be appearing on WCBN on Wednesday, 9/17.  Time TBA.

    Founding members of the art collective Pussy Riot and Zona Prava, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina are Russian conceptual artists and political activists. In August 2012, following an anti-Putin performance in Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, they were sentenced to two years' imprisonment. In March 2014 they opened the Mordovia office of Zona Prava, their newly created prisoners’ rights NGO. Tolokonnikova and Alekhina are Lennon Ono Grant for Peace recipients.

Thursday, September 25

  • 5:00pm

    Named in Creativity Magazine’s annual “Creativity 50” , and in Forbes Magazine’s Top 25 Most Creative People in Advertising, “Rei Inamoto is Chief Creative Officer of AKQA, an advertising agency with offices across the globe.  He is responsible for delivering creative solutions for clients such as Audi, Google, Nike and Xbox. In 2012, Rei was inducted into “The Hall of Achievement” by the American Advertising Federation, honoring the top young talent of the industry

Thursday, October 2

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    Fred Tomaselli explores reality dislocation and the broken dreams of utopianism in colorful, complex works that utilize painting, photo collage, newsprint and unorthodox materials. Recently, he has had a solo show at the Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth Texas and was included in the Adelaide International. In 2010, a 20-year survey of his work originated at the Aspen Art Museum, traveled to the Tang Teaching Museum and ended at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Thursday, October 9

  • (Unknown time)

    Phil Gilbert is an entrepreneur and self-proclaimed "startup guy".  At IBM, his mission is grand: to transform one of the world's most iconic companies - and the technologies it creates to power the systems of the world.  Phil was born in 1956, the same year that IBM's Thomas Watson, Jr. hired the company's first head of Design, Elliot Noyes. When Phil was ten, Watson declared "good design is good business." At the age of 27 - in 1983 - Phil started his first company and worked with the inventors of the Lisa, Macintosh and Windows. Startup #2 came in 1997 and #3 in 2002. When Lombardi Software (startup #3) was bought in 2010 by IBM, Phil assumed that #4 was just down the road. And then the strangest thing happened...

Thursday, October 16

  • 5:50pm

    Friends since college, Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney are the stars and co-creators of King Corn, the Peabody Award-winning documentary about their year growing one acre of corn and seeing it transformed into high fructose corn syrup and fast-fattened beef. After King Corn, Cheney and Ellis teamed up to create the Truck Farm film and education project, based on a whimsical farm-on-wheels planted in the back of a 1986 Dodge pickup. They are also the co-founders of FoodCorps, a national team of Americorps leaders who connect kids to real food and help them grow up healthy.

Friday, October 17

  • 5:00pm

    Multimedia artist Amie Siegel and UMMA’s Adjunct Media Arts Curator Kathleen Forde explore of Siegel’s work Provenance (on view at UMMA August 16 – December 7, 2014) and their shared interest in uncommon odysseys. Through the travels of a modernist chair designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, Provenance offers a fresh take on the global trade of commodities and the ever-changing nature of monetary value in the art world.

Thursday, October 23

  • 5:00pm

    Founded by Stuart Wood, Flo Ortkrass and Hannes Koch in 2005, Random International is a collaborative studio for experimental creative practice. Taking science as a means to develop a new material vocabulary, their work invites consideration of the man/machine relationship through explorations of behavior and natural phenomena — with the viewer an active participant.

Thursday, October 30

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    Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist, Ryoji Ikeda orchestrates sound, visuals, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations. Ikeda’s projects include 'datamatics' using the moving image, sculpture, sound and new media to explore our perception of the data that permeates our world; and 'spectra' a large-scale installations employing intense white light as a sculptural material and transforming public locations in Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona and Nagoya. 

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