Greek mythology has always been a collection of communal stories in constant flux. The diversity of these colorful, dramatic stories of the classical gods and heroes serve as inspiration for the many book artists represented in this exhibit. Special thanks to the Friends Historical Library and the Classics Department for their generous loan of the classical artifacts and coins.
Susan Dreher, firstname.lastname@example.org, 610.328.7324
Arts & Culture, Exhibit, Library, Public Events
This event recurs on a custom schedule.
Explore the Scott Arboretum's plant collections with Scott Arboretum staff member. This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners toexperts. The tour will begin at the Scott Arboretum offices and isfree and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the tour will be canceled. For more information, please call the Scott Arboretum offices at 610-328-8025.
Becky Robert, email@example.com, (610) 328–8025
Public Events, Scott Arboretum
For over 40 years, José Galvez has devoted his life to documenting the everyday lives of Latinos in the United States through his camera lens. Born into the Mexican barrios of Tucson, Arizona, Galvez understands full well both the hardships and joys of being Latino/Chicano.
Galvez’ presentation of image and word entitled \"De Mis Viajes\" (From My Travels) will be on display in Swarthmore College’s McCabe Library Atrium from August 26 through September 26, 2014. Visitors will find that Galvez has created a powerful and unparalleled historical record of the Latino experience in America that beautifully captures the essence of Latino daily life and its struggle and triumph. On Wednesday, September 24 at 4:15 p.m., Galvez will give a lecture complementing his stunning collection in the McCabe Library Atrium. A reception will follow.
Galvez majored in journalism at the University of Arizona and after graduation, worked as a staff photographer at the Arizona Daily Star. He then went on to become the first Mexican-American photographer for the Los Angeles Times. In 1984 while at the Times, Galvez was a member of a team of Chicanos who received a Pulitzer Prize for community service, becoming the first Chicanos to do so.
Galvez served as senior photo editor for Americanos, a multi-media exhibition led by Edward James Olmos. In 2000, he published his first book, Vatos, a collaboration with esteemed poet Luis Alberto Urrea. In Beloved Land: An Oral History of Mexican Americans in Southern Arizona (2004), Galvez and oral historian Patricia Martin explored the lives of Mexican pioneer ranchers in the American Southwest.
Currently, Galvez and his family reside in North Carolina photographing Hispanic immigration in the South. In 2005, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC) with support from the Ford Foundation and JP Morgan Chase awarded Galvez and his wife, Anne, partial funding to create the photography/oral history project “Land of Opportunity: Latino Entrepreneurs of North Carolina.”
Anna Everetts, firstname.lastname@example.org, (610) 328-7750
McCabe Library : McCabe Lobby
Academic Departments & Programs, Intercultural Center, Lang Center, Lecture/Talk/ Reading/ Panel, Library, Off-Campus Study Office, Public Events
The Philadelphia School District's Financial Crisis from an Economist's PerspectiveJohn Caskey, Professor of Economics,Swarthmore College
Mary Carr, email@example.com, 610-957-6132
Bond Complex : Bond Memorial Hall
The first Midday Monday concert of the season presents Mélomanie, an ensemble combining flute, violin, viola da gamba, cello, and harpsichord. To connect the music of the Baroque with contemporary invention, Mélomanie's programs feature works from the 17th and 18th Centuries performed on period instruments as well as works from the 20th and 21st Centuries. In addition, Mélomanie is dedicated to commissioning and performing new works composed for the ensemble.
Program information will be available in late summer.
Bring a lunch, bring a friend, and come to enjoy beautiful, live music in the middle of your day.
Andrew Hauze, firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-690-3489
Lang Music Building : Lang Concert Hall
Academic Departments & Programs, Arts & Culture, Concert, Performance, Public Events