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Maya Angelou Artist-in-Residence Award nominations open

September 15, 2021  |   Arts & Culture, Community, Top Stories

Wake Forest University is accepting nominations for the newly established Maya Angelou Artist-in-Residence Award.

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$1M in gifts will support vision of integrated arts at Wake Forest

May 12, 2021  |   Arts & Culture, Philanthropy, Top Stories, University Announcement

The Interdisciplinary Arts Center at Wake Forest has received $1M from anonymous donors to support the University’s commitment to integrating the arts across all corners of campus, in the classroom and in the community.

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WFU student art purchases unveiled

April 29, 2021  |   Arts & Culture, Student, Top Stories

Every four years since 1963, a small group of students has traveled to New York City, with University funds, to purchase art for Wake Forest’s Student Union art collection. This year they purchased nine works.

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Art for impact: Students purchase works for WFU to reflect the times

March 12, 2021  |   Arts & Culture, Student, Top Stories

In the pandemic year, the 2021 student art-buying trip doesn’t involve a plane. Instead, it has pivoted into a virtual art buying “experience.”

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WFU Hackathon to explore blockchain’s potential in tracking art objects

February 17, 2021  |   Arts & Culture, Student, Top Stories

In 2005, hundreds of earthenware pots and other pre-Columbian artifacts from ancient West Mexico became part of the collections of Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology. The pieces included 162 complete ceramic vessels, ceramic figurines, greenstone beads and necklaces, an obsidian spear and arrow points, knives and grinding stones.

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Audio productions launch Wake Forest Theatre’s fall season

October 9, 2020  |   Arts & Culture, Top Stories

Wake Forest Theatre’s production of “Into the Woods was canceled this fall, but director Cindy Gendrich kept relationships – a major theme of the play – front and center by offering audio productions that can be enjoyed anywhere there is internet.

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Wake Forest and the New Museum present ‘IdeasCity Winston-Salem’

October 1, 2020  |   Arts & Culture, Community, Top Stories

Wake Forest University, New Museum’s NEW INC in New York City, and more than a dozen local businesses and organizations, are engaging in a unique year-long partnership called “IdeasCity Winston-Salem.”

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Webinar to highlight student-curated exhibition on Black portraiture

September 25, 2020  |   Arts & Culture, Community in Progress, Events, Humanities, Top Stories

“Representation Matters: Art, Space and Racial Restitution,” a webinar co-sponsored by Hanes Gallery, Wake Forest University’s Slavery, Race and Memory Project and Wake the Arts, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The panel will be moderated by humanities professor Corey D. B. Walker and feature conversations around the works. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

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“Explorations of Self: Black Portraiture” to open in Hanes Gallery

September 2, 2020  |   Arts & Culture, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

“Explorations of Self: Black Portraiture from the Cochran Collection” will open at Wake Forest University’s Hanes Gallery on Sept. 21 and run through March 28. Planned programming will include artist talks, group discussions and community outreach. Details will be announced as they are finalized. Although a year in the making, “this exhibition arrives at an […]

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When dance goes digital at WFU

May 7, 2020  |   Arts & Culture, Faculty, Student, Top Stories

In mid-January, a 3-hour dance audition was held in studio D101. 50 Wake Forest students were selected by 12 student choreographers to perform in the Spring Dance Concert – a usually sold-out event held on the University’s Tedford Stage in Scales Fine Arts Center.

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