Join the faculty, special guests, and select students of Western Washington University's Music Department for the third Off the Hill concert of the 2019-2020 season!
The evening's program will feature WWU piano professor Milica Jelača Jovanović in an intimate chamber performance Mozart's radiant Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 488, followed by Darius Milhaud's 1923 ballet La Création du monde. Inspired by Harlem jazz and African creation myths, in La Création, Milhaud created a cross-cultural fusion of musical languages unlike anything that had come before.
Western Washington University Art History alumna Emily Freidenrich’s new book “Almost Lost Arts: Traditional Crafts and the Artisans Keeping Them Alive” profiles artists and artisans working in all-but-forgotten crafts from globe-making to kintsugi - the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with lacquer.
January 15 through May 2, 2020
Undoubtedly the most notable connection within this exhibition is between Andy Warhol’s Chairman Mao, and Knowledge Bennett’s own Mao Trump. Both political leaders enjoyed vast amounts of media coverage during the highlights of their careers, which serves to delineate communist propaganda to the optics of media driven politics that vex the world today.
Looking Up: The Skyviewing Sculptures of Isamu Noguchi
July 13 through November 28, 2020
Isamu Noguchi’s Skyviewing Sculpture was created specifically for Western’s central plaza, Red Square, in 1969. It is Noguchi’s most ambitious treatment of the skyviewing theme, which was important in his art making throughout his career.
Curated exclusively for Western Gallery by Dakin Hart, Senior Curator at The Noguchi Museum in New York, the exhibition will bring Noguchi’s sky-viewing sculptures together for the first time.