What’s taking place at Penn State? Here is a take a look at a number of the cultural occasions — each in-person and digital — happening on the College this weekend and subsequent week:
“Madness of Hercules” — 7 p.m., Feb. 18, by way of livestream. Be a part of Penn State Wilkes-Barre for a staged studying of “Insanity of Hercules,” designed to information the neighborhood in understanding and responding to acts of gun violence.
Clarinetist Anthony McGill on “Meeting the Moment” —7:30 p.m., Feb. 23, by way of Zoom. Anthony McGill, the New York Philharmonic’s first African-American principal participant, the Middle for the Performing Arts at Penn State’s “Assembly the Second with Michael Mwenso” livestream.
Black History Month — By Feb. 28, numerous campuses. The College celebrates Black Historical past Month with occasions and alternatives operating all through the month of February. Free.
2021 African American Read-In — Feb. 21-22, digital format. The annual African American Learn-in at Penn State Altoona will happen nearly Feb. 21-22. This yr’s theme is “Black Literature Issues,” with a particular concentrate on poetry.
“Nature Matters for Black Lives: Disrupting Narratives about Race and Place” — 4 p.m., Feb. 18, by way of Zoom. Myron Floyd, dean of the Faculty of Pure Assets at North Carolina State College, will current as a part of the Penn State Faculty of Well being and Human Growth’s Dean’s Lecture Sequence.
Data Science Community Research Talk — 1 p.m., Feb. 18, by way of Zoom. Hadi Hosseini, assistant professor of knowledge sciences and expertise, and Shaun Mahony, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, will current.
“COVID-19 Research from a Policy Influence Perspective” — Midday, Feb. 18, by way of Zoom. Robert Lennon, affiliate professor of household and neighborhood medication, will current as a part of the Translational Science Seminar Sequence.
EarthTalks: Lightsource bp CEO Kevin Smith — 4 p.m., Feb. 22, by way of Zoom. Kevin Smith, CEO for the Americas at Lightsource bp, will focus on Lightsource’s photo voltaic partnership with the College and the way forward for solar energy.
“Following the Line” — 3 p.m., Feb. 22, by way of Zoom. Adébayo Bolaji, a multi-disciplinary artist primarily based in London, will current as a part of the Faculty of Visible Arts’ John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Sequence.
Creating Content in 2021 — 6 p.m., Feb. 23, by way of Zoom. Bellisario Faculty of Communications alumni Lisa Lucas, govt producer at Animal Planet and Discovery, and Kathleen Pavelko, president & CEO emerita of WITF Public Media, will current about community and public tv.
“Climate and human influences on fire in California forests” — 11:15 a.m., Feb. 24, by way of Zoom. Alan Taylor, professor of geography, will current as a part of the 2021 Local weather Dynamics seminar sequence.
“Landscape Design and the Open Society” — 6 p.m., Feb. 24, digital format. Laurie Olin, distinguished instructor and panorama architect , will current as a part of the Stuckeman Faculty’s spring digital lecture sequence.
“Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century” — 4 p.m., Feb. 25, by way of Zoom. Harvard political theorist Danielle Allen will converse, hosted by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy.
“Field Language: The Painting and Poetry of Warren and Jane Rohrer” — Palmer Museum of Artwork by means of June 6. This main mortgage exhibition examines the artwork of Warren Rohrer because it advanced in dialog with poet Jane Turner Rohrer, his associate of practically fifty years.
“The Wit and Whimsy of Lucille Corcos” — Palmer Museum of Artwork by means of Might 9. A prolific painter and illustrator, Lucille Corcos depicted American life with an incomparable verve in the course of the mid-20h century.
“Anxiety Project” — HUB-Robeson Galleries and on-line by means of March 14. Works by William Doan, professor of theatre, targeted on psychological well being, are on view. Free.
THON logo exhibition — On-line. The THON web site is that includes a digital gallery showcasing logos from earlier occasions, in addition to profiles of every scholar designer. Free.
“Celebrating the ADA: The Legacy and Evolution of Disability Rights and Lived Experience at Penn State” — On-line. The College Libraries digital exhibit explores the primary 100 years of nationwide incapacity rights laws and the motion’s impression on the Penn State neighborhood. Free.
“African Brilliance: A Diplomat’s Sixty Years of Collecting” Online Catalog — On-line. A digital catalog of African works collected by retired U.S. ambassador Allen C. Davis, together with textual content entries, high-resolution 360-degree photographs and contextual movies on the Palmer Museum of Artwork. Free.
“African Brilliance” Virtual Tour — On-line. Discover an interactive tour created with academics, college students and households in thoughts. The tour contains set up photographs, footage of chosen works, movies for guided viewing and associated art-making exercise recommendations. Free.
“Drawing on a Legacy: Highlights from the John Driscoll American Drawings Collection” — On-line. Excessive-resolution photographs, textual content choices and a photograph gallery of works on paper donated by Penn State alumnus John P. Driscoll, together with early panorama views and botanical sketches, animal scenes and nonetheless lives, and portraits and preparatory determine research. The works embody quite a few well-known Nineteenth-century American artists. Free.
“Photography=Abstraction” — On-line. The Palmer Museum of Artwork’s digital pop-up exhibition is an interactive gallery with photographs, textual content and informational movies for chosen works. Free, Google Chrome browser advisable.
Snowiss Gallery of American Art — On-line. Tour the Palmer Museum of Artwork’s first-floor Snowiss Gallery. Free.
“Women in Art: Activism and Resistance” virtual tour — On-line. This self-directed, interactive on-line tour includes a collection of objects by feminine artists within the Palmer Museum of Artwork’s assortment. In celebration of the centennial of the Nineteenth Modification, this tour highlights artists working in quite a lot of media in the course of the twentieth and twenty first centuries who’ve contributed to political, social and cultural change. Free.
“Human Expectations II” — By June 20, Show Instances, HUB-Robeson Galleries, College Park campus, and on-line. The work of 5 artists embody a seek for expression and expertise by means of materials. Free.
“When the Bough Breaks” — By April 30, Artwork Alley, HUB-Robeson Galleries, College Park campus. 9 completely different artists handle the problem of local weather change by means of a singular illustration of bushes. Free.
“Something Means Something Else” — Middle for Sexuality and Gender Variety, HUB-Robeson Middle, College Park campus. This three-part mural by artist Tamara Gayer focuses on the intricacies of the present second in sexual and gender id. Free.
“Small Planet” — By January 2022, HUB-Robeson Galleries, College Park campus. The HUB-Robeson Middle has commissioned a site-specific wall portray situated within the first-floor eateries by artist Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann titled “Small Planet.” Free.