document.write("\u003cdiv class=\"feedevent\"\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"title\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\" target=\"blank\" \u003eExhibition: ZAP! BAM! KAPOW! Superheroes in McCabe\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"regspaces\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"enddate\"\u003e10/02/2016\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"starttime\"\u003eAll Day\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"endtime\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"recurrence\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003e\u003cspan id=\"docs-internal-guid-0761a2b6-27d2-9c1b-1cc0-beb697628dbd\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 14px; font-family: verdana;\"\u003e\r\n\u003c/span\u003e\r\n\u003cp dir=\"ltr\" style=\"line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: 14px; font-family: verdana; background-color: transparent;\"\u003eBatman. Superman. Wonder Woman. These iconic comic book characters and members of the Justice League now live permanently in McCabe Library along with hundreds of their friends and enemies. McCabe’s comic collection contains over 6,000 comics donated by Richard A. Lamb ‘88 to share his love of comics and graphic novels with current students. This exhibition showcases the collection’s most prominent characters alongside a few of their greatest villains. \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 14px; font-family: verdana;\"\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: "quattrocento sans";\"\u003e\r\n\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\r\n\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"contact\"\u003eSusan Dreher,, 610.328.7324\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"location\"\u003eMcCabe Library : McCabe Lobby\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Exhibition poster\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"thumbnail\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Exhibition poster\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"category\"\u003eArts & Culture, Exhibit, Library, Public Events\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"extrainfo\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"sponsor\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"opento\"\u003eThe Public\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"startdate\"\u003e07/27/2016\u003c/div\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"feedevent\"\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"title\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\" target=\"blank\" \u003eThe 2016 Constitution Day / Gilbert Lecture\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"regspaces\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"enddate\"\u003e09/05/2016\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"starttime\"\u003e4:30 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"endtime\"\u003e5:30 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"recurrence\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003eRichard L. Hasen, noted authority on election law and campaign finance regulation, will deliver the 2016 Constitution Day lecture on “Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections” on Monday, September 5th at 4:30 in Science 101. This is also the title of his most recent book (Yale, 2016). Hasen, who is Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, is founding co-editor of the Election Law Journal, writes the Election Law Blog, and is also the author of The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown (2012).  Hasen was named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America by The National Law Journal in 2013. The lecture, which is also the annual Political Science Department Gilbert Lecture, is sponsored by the President’s Office and the Department of Political Science. Free and open to the public.\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"contact\"\u003eGina Ingiosi,, 610-328-8127\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"location\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Hasen\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"thumbnail\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Hasen\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"category\"\u003eAcademic Departments & Programs, Home Page Highlight, President\u0027s Office, Public Events\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"extrainfo\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"sponsor\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"opento\"\u003eThe Public\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"startdate\"\u003e09/05/2016\u003c/div\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"feedevent\"\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"title\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\" target=\"blank\" \u003eBruce Cratsley: Shifting Identities\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"regspaces\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"enddate\"\u003e10/30/2016\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"starttime\"\u003e12:00 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"endtime\"\u003e5:00 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"recurrence\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: \u0027Times New Roman\u0027; font-size: 16px;\"\u003eThe List Gallery, Swarthmore College, is pleased to present \u003cem\u003eBruce Cratsley: Shifting Identities\u003c/em\u003e, a survey of photographs taken by Bruce Cratsley between 1977 and 1999\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: \u0027Times New Roman\u0027; font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e.\u003c/strong\u003e \u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nCurated by List Gallery director Andrea Packard and Ron Tarver, Instructor of Art at Swarthmore College, the exhibition presents more than 35 masterworks from Cratsley’s varied bodies of work, including still-lifes, portraits, images of fine art, street scenes, and celebrations of gay and lesbian culture. \u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cspan size=\"3\"\u003e\r\nThe exhibition will be on view September 8—October 30, 2016. \u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan size=\"3\"\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nTuesday through \u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan size=\"3\"\u003eSunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.\u003c/span\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nThe opening reception will take place in the List Gallery on Thursday, September 15, 5:30-7:00 p.m. \u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nRon Tarver, winner of both a Pew Fellowship and Pulitzer Prize for photography, will deliver a lecture titled “Bruce Cratsley’s Inspirations and Legacy” immediately before the opening reception. The lecture will take place in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema, 4:30-5:30 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: \u0027Times New Roman\u0027; font-size: 16px;\"\u003eBruce Cratsley’s black-and-white photographs distill formal and and conceptual lessons from many of the artists he admired, including seminal photographers such such as André Kertesz, Eugene Atget, Diane Arbus, W. Eugene Smith, and, most of all, his teacher, Lisette Model, with whom he studied at the New School for Social Research in New York in the early 1970s. Model described Cratsley as “a poet with a camera” and encouraged him to photograph figures and ordinary objects with both the immediacy of a snapshot and a formal rigor that conveys timeless beauty. His diverse bodies of work reflect his profound engagement with art, architecture, and the surreal contrasts and ephemeral visual encounters he experienced in New York City, where he lived and worked. Swarthmore’s survey exhibition presents a range of Cratsley’s subjects from his nuanced still-lifes and the windblown tendrils of flowering trees to experiences living and working with AIDS during the late 1980s and 1990s.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: \u0027Times New Roman\u0027; font-size: 16px;\"\u003ePrimarily using a twin lens medium format Rolleifllex camera and printing his photographs in a square format, Cratsley found ways to relate precise details, texture, and imagery to abstracted geometries of light and shadow. He used velvety blacks, elegant calligraphic lines, and dazzling washes of light to abstract his subjects, questioning fixed assumptions or viewpoints, and imbuing his imagery with mystery and yearning. As the artist wrote “Often I photograph the unseen, things which are not there—sensations and mysteries. There is a presence in absence. My camera work is alchemical, creating a visual poetry of heart, idea, and spirit.” Reviewing Cratsley’s 1996 Brooklyn Museum retrospective in \u003cem\u003eThe New York Times\u003c/em\u003e, Holland Carter concluded: “whether Mr. Cratsley is setting up a surreal play of glinting reflective surfaces or picking his subjects out from velvety penumbral darkness like jewels on a cushion, the combination of elegance and evanescence that results is his signature.”\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: \u0027Times New Roman\u0027; font-size: 16px;\"\u003eBorn in 1944, Cratsley grew up in Swarthmore, Pa., and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1966. He began studying with Lisette Model at the New School for Social Research in 1972. For more than a decade, he developed his aesthetic as a curator and gallerist, ultimately serving as director \u003cspan style=\"letter-spacing: 0.75pt;\" color=\"#333333\"\u003eof Graphics and Photography at Marlborough Gallery. In 1986, he left Marlborough to devote himself full-time to his work as an artist.\u003c/span\u003e Cratsley exhibited his work at \u003cspan color=\"#4d4d4d\"\u003enumerous New York galleries, including Howard Greenberg, Laurence Miller Gallery, Witkin Gallery, Yancy Richardson, and Sarah Morthland. \u003c/span\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"letter-spacing: 0.75pt;\" color=\"#333333\"\u003eBruce Cratsley: Master of Light and Shadow\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/em\u003e\u003cspan style=\"letter-spacing: 0.75pt;\" color=\"#333333\"\u003e,\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#4d4d4d\"\u003e the retrospective exhibition mounted by the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 1996, was critically acclaimed. \u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#333333\"\u003eNumerous private and institutional collections acquired his work, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; the Bibliothque Nationale, Paris; Yale University Library; Harvard’s Fogg Museum; and New York Public Library.\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#4d4d4d\"\u003e A monograph on the artist, \u003cem\u003eLight, Silent Shadows\u003c/em\u003e, was published by Arena Editions in 1998. He died in 1998 due to complications from AIDS.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#4d4d4d\" style=\"font-family: \u0027Times New Roman\u0027; font-size: 16px;\"\u003eWe are grateful to Arlette Kayafas, Gus Kayafas and Lee Wormald at Gallery Kayafas, Boston and to the family of Bruce Cratsley for loaning works to this exhibition.  Additional support for the exhibition was provided by the Marjorie Hielman Visiting Artist Fund and the Department of Art, Swarthmore College.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial;\"\u003e \u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"contact\"\u003eBetsy Hinsey,, 610-328-7811\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"location\"\u003eLang Performing Arts Center : List Gallery,\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Photo black and white from photographer Bruce Cratsley\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"thumbnail\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Photo black and white from photographer Bruce Cratsley\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"category\"\u003eArts & Culture, Exhibit, Public Events\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"extrainfo\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"sponsor\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"opento\"\u003eThe Public\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"startdate\"\u003e09/08/2016\u003c/div\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"feedevent\"\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"title\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\" target=\"blank\" \u003eExcursion: Brooklyn Bridge Park and East River Waterfront Espanade\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"regspaces\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"enddate\"\u003e09/15/2016\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"starttime\"\u003e7:00 AM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"endtime\"\u003e6:00 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"recurrence\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003e\u003cp\u003eOur first stop will be Brooklyn Bridge Park for a tour with Director\r\nof Horticulture Rebecca McMackin to learn about the dynamic, evolving\r\necosystem with its meadows, hedgerows, wetlands, lawns, and trees in\r\ncombination with spaces to play, relax, and enjoy the view. The park is\r\nmanaged organically, has many native plants, and recirculates rainwater\r\nfor irrigation, encouraging a healthy environment for all visitors\r\nwhether they be human, birds, bugs, or turtles. We will then take a\r\nquick ferry ride over to the East River Waterfront for lunch on your\r\nown and to explore the Seaport Historic District with Julie Jenney and\r\nJeff Jabco. The Waterfront Esplanade is an exciting work in progress.\r\nIt seeks to improve access to the waterfront, enhance pedestrian\r\nconnectivity, and create waterfront amenities for public use. Travel by\r\ncoach. Bring your own lunch or money to buy lunch along the East River\r\nWaterfront. Limit 30.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp \u003e\r\n\u003cstrong\u003eMembers: $99                   Non-members: $139\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRegister online\u003c/a\u003e or call 610-328-8025.\u003c/p\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"contact\"\, (610) 328–8025\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"location\"\u003eScott Arboretum : Scott Arboretum Offices\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"thumbnail\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"category\"\u003ePublic Events, Scott Arboretum\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"extrainfo\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"sponsor\"\u003eScott Arboretum of Swarthmore College\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"opento\"\u003eThe Public\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"startdate\"\u003e09/15/2016\u003c/div\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"feedevent\"\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"title\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\" target=\"blank\" \u003eSwarthmore Discussion Group Dinner and Talk\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"regspaces\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"enddate\"\u003e09/21/2016\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"starttime\"\u003e6:00 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"endtime\"\u003e8:30 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"recurrence\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003eAcademic Freedom: The Whole World is Watching (for five seconds)\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nTim Burke, Professor of History, Swarthmore College\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nAcademic freedom has been invoked and attacked with furious intensity in the last five years, generally connected to reports of what someone said on social media or a video game gone viral. What happens when one person\u0027s free speech is a another person\u0027s threat to a safe or moral community? Burke will explore the history of this concept, its contradictions and wider contexts, including its relationship to autonomy in other professions and workplaces.\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nBurke teaches and writes about culture, politics and academia, often in his well-known blog \"Easily Distracted\" and in Facebook conversations.\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nThis event is hosted at The Inn at Swarthmore. Fee is $45 per person to attend the dinner talk. \u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"contact\"\u003eMary Carr,, 610-957-6132\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"location\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"thumbnail\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"category\"\u003ePublic Events\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"extrainfo\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"sponsor\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"opento\"\u003eThe Public\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"startdate\"\u003e09/21/2016\u003c/div\u003e\u003c/div\u003e");