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SJMC Monday Memo | Nov. 6, 2017

Exhibit showcases history of Meredith Hall

A new exhibit opening this week at the Anderson Gallery in the Harmon Fine Arts Center explores how the visions of the famous architects who built Drake’s buildings unfolded in real life. “Mies/Weese: How We Live and Work” documents the lived experience of Meredith Hall, designed by famed modernist architect Mies van der Rohe, Goodwin-Kirk residence hall and other iconic campus buildings through the multimedia reminiscences of the alums and faculty who lived in them. The exhibit also includes never-before exhibited materials from architectural archives around the country, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The exhibit opening is  Thursday, Nov. 9, 5-7 p.m. at Anderson Gallery, with a talk by the curators at 6 p.m. Art history professor Maura Lyons created the exhibit with help of students in a curating class.

The Anderson Gallery is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m.; and extended hours on Thursday from noon-8 p.m. The gallery is closed on Mondays.

Other free events scheduled in conjunction with the exhibit:

  • Saturday, Nov. 11: Panel discussion about current building projects at private colleges and universities in Iowa, with representatives from Drake, Cornell College, Grand View University, and Grinnell College; 10 a.m. to noon, Turner Jazz Center
  • Thursday, Nov. 16: Lecture on Weese and Associates and Eero Saarinen, architects who designed many campus buildings, by Robert Bruegmann, professor emeritus, University of Illinois at Chicago; 7 p.m., Harmon Fine Arts Center, room 336
  • Thursday, Dec. 7: Lecture on Mies van der Rohe by his grandson, architect Dirk Lohan; 7 p.m., Meredith Hall 106

The exhibition is supported by grants from Humanities Iowa, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Iowa Arts Council; the National Endowment for the Arts;  Friends of Drake Arts; the Office of the Provost, and College of Arts and Sciences.

Follow the exhibition on Instagram: @DrakeUniversityArchitecture.

Meet this fall’s Bucksbaum lecturer

Students have an opportunity to meet this fall’s Bucksbaum lecturer, presidential historian and media commentator Douglas Brinkley, in a small-group question-and-answer session on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Cowles Reading Room. However, in order to participate, please contact Professor Jennifer Glover-Konfrst at jennifer.gloverkonfrst@drake.edu.

Civic Engagement Opportunity and Internship Fair

Student Senate is hosting a Civic Engagement and Internship Fair to showcase positions in service organizations and political campaigns. The fair will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. in upper Olmsted Center.

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