Nov. 8 – Jan. 31 “Worldviews: Maya Ceramics from the Palmer Collection,” Museum of Anthropology exhibit. Ceramics and other artifacts from the Maya Classic period. Free. Museum hours: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tues. – Sat. The museum will be closed Jan. 11. For more information, call 336-758-5282.
Nov. 21 – Jan. 29 “Treasures II: Selected Works from the Wake Forest University Art Collections.” Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery. Downstairs gallery. Regular hours: Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Selected works from the 16th to the 21st centuries, many never before shown on campus. Includes Lazarini’s “Telephone” and a 26-foot Heyden tapestry. Free. For information, call 336-758-5585.
“Fair Witness,” multimedia installation by artist and musician John
Richard Blackburn. Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery. Upstairs gallery. Regular hours: Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Blackburn was the recipient of a project assistance grant from the Winston-Salem Arts Council in 2002. Free. For information, call 336-758-5585.
Jan. 13 “Land of the Hero Twins,” after-school program for children grades 1 – 5, in conjunction with “Worldviews: Maya Ceramics from the Palmer Collection.” 4:15 p.m., Museum of Anthropology. Teaches the ancient Central-American myth of the Hero Twins and their struggle with the underworld. Includes a learning activity and a craft. $15 per child. Pre-register by Jan. 12 at 336-758-5282.
Jan. 18 – Jan. 20 “Looking Toward the Future: Life After the Civil Rights Movement,” Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. Wake Forest, Salem College and Winston-Salem State University campuses. An all-day basketball tournament will be held in WFU’s Reynolds Gym on Jan. 18. Spike Lee’s “Four Little Girls” will be shown continuously from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in WFU’s Pugh Auditorium on Jan. 20. The main program and celebration will begin Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at WSSU. All events are free. For more information, call the Wake Forest Office of Multicultural Affairs at 336-758-5864.
Jan. 22 “Mesoamerica through a Maya Gaze: Three Thousand Years of
Culture and Resistance,” lecture in conjunction with “Worldviews: Maya Ceramics from the Palmer Collection.” 7:30 p.m., Museum of Anthropology. Presented by Department of Anthropology Chair Jeanne Simonelli. Free. For information, call 336-758-5282.
Jan. 25 “Beneath the Jaguar Sun: A History of the Maya,” video in conjunction with “Worldviews: Maya Ceramics from the Palmer Collection.” 3 p.m., Museum of Anthropology. This video describes archeological discoveries, advances in translating hieroglyphs, and interpretations of images in art that have led to a fuller understanding of Maya history. Free. For more information, call 336-758-5282.
Feb. 3 & 4 Theatre Studio Series, two student-produced one-act plays. Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 4 at 4:30 p.m., Ring Theatre of the Scales Fine Arts Center. $2 at the door. For more information, call 336-758-5295.
Feb. 7 – March 23 “Distributed Image: Prints After Italian Masterpieces.” Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery. Downstairs gallery. Regular hours: Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Forty prints from the collections of Wake Forest University, the Georgia Museum of Art, and the University of North Carolina’s Ackland Museum give a glimpse of the types of monuments and masterpieces that were reproduced, collected and distributed through engravings, etchings and woodcuts throughout Europe before the invention and popularity of the photograph. Among the works reproduced are paintings by Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian. Opening reception to be announced. Free. For information, call 336-758-5585.
Feb. 8 “Year of the Sheep,” Chinese New Year celebration. 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the theatre lobby of the Scales Fine Arts Center. Annual event including arts, crafts, Chinese yo-yo, shuttlecock, calligraphy, a lion dance and a martial arts demonstration. Admission is free; food may be purchased for a small charge. Sponsored by the Ethics and Leadership Grant. For information, call 336-758-5675.
Feb.10 “Rocks that Speak,” after-school program for children grades 1 – 5. 4:15 p.m., Museum of Anthropology. Explores ancient rock art and cave drawings, featuring Kokopelli—a well-known figure in Southwestern rock art. Includes a learning activity and a craft. $15 per child. Pre-register by Feb. 9 at 336-758-5282.
Feb. 15 Daryn Bunce, Senior Voice Recital. 3 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall of the Scales Fine Arts Center. Bunce, a soprano, will give his senior recital including works by Handel, Schubert, Mozart and Bernstein. Free. For more information, call 336-758-5364.
Feb. 19 – Feb. 23 “Vieux Carre,” a play by Tennessee Williams. Feb 19 – 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 23 at 2 p.m., MainStage Theatre of the Scales Fine Arts Center. Williams’ loosely autobiographical play is based on the journals he kept of his 1938 – 1939 sojourn in the New Orleans French Quarter. Tickets are $12, $5 for students. Call the theatre box office for more information at 336-758-5295.
Feb. 21 “Justice and Health,” lecture by Norman Daniels. 1 p.m., Babcock Auditorium, Bowman Gray Campus. Daniels has been a consultant on issues of justice and health policy for the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine. Sponsored by the university’s Bioethics Task Force and part of a yearlong series. Free, reception to follow. For more information, call 336-758-3589.
Feb. 21 Peter Kairoff, piano recital. 8 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall of the Scales Fine Arts Center. The Wake Forest professor of music will play selections from Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninov and lesser-known American composers of the 19th century. Free. For more information, call 336-758-5364.
Feb. 22 “The Celluloid Copland: Music for Movies.” 8 p.m., Wait Chapel. The Eos Orchestra, a New York City chamber orchestra, will perform a program of music and film conducted by Jonathan Sheffer. This performance is their premiere appearance in North Carolina on their first extended tour outside of New York. A pre-concert talk will be given at 7:10 p.m. in the balcony room of Wait Chapel by David McHugh, filmmaker in residence at the School of Filmmaking at the North Carolina School of the Arts. The performance is part of the Secrest Artists Series. Tickets for the concert are $20 general admission and $15 for senior citizens. Contact the Scales Fine Arts Center box office at 336-758-5295. The box office is open Mon. – Fri., noon – 5 p.m. Call the Secrest Series Office at 336-758-5757 or visit the Web site at http://www.wfu.edu/organizations/secrestartists/ for more information.
Feb. 26 “Social Distance, Acceptance and Gatekeepers: New Spaces and Places for African Women,” Marlese Durr lecture. 4 p.m., DeTamble Auditorium of the Scales Fine Arts Center. Free, sponsored by the sociology department. Call 336-758-5495 for more information.
Feb. 26 Layli Miller-Muro lecture. 8 p.m., Wait Chapel. Miller-Muro founded the Tahirih Justice Center to continue serving women who are seeking asylum in the U.S. based on human rights violations. Free, sponsored by The Women’s Initiative for Support and Empowerment (WISE). For more information, call 336-758-3758.
Feb. 28 “Kimono: Constructing a National Image,” exhibit open for viewing. Museum of Anthropology. Museum hours: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tues. – Sat. The exhibit will explore the social and cultural history of the kimono and examine how it became and remains a symbol of modern Japan. Free. For more information, call 336-758-5282.