Arboretum Highlights Tour
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
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 is free 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,, (610) 328-8025
Public Events, Scott Arboretum
Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
The Public
De Mis Viajes - From My Travels Exhibit
All Day
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,, (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
Swarthmore Library, Latin American Studies
The Public
Northern Harmony Choral Ensemble
4:30 PM
5:00 PM

Northern Harmony, a select ensemble of 16 veteran singers from the Village Harmony world music organization, present a thrilling mix of world harmony traditions including South African songs and dances, traditional polyphony from Georgia, Corsica, and the Balkans, American shape-note singing and quartet gospel, and renaissance motets.

About to embark on their sixteenth European tour, Northern Harmony (led by Larry Gordon) has won a wide reputation for their remarkable command of the different singing styles and timbres appropriate to these different traditions.  The upcoming tour will take them up and down the East Coast, and then to the UK, Switzerland, France and Germany. Northern Harmony is the highest level performing group under the umbrella of Village Harmony, which sponsors singing camps and workshops in New England and many parts of the world.  The singers are primarily young graduates of Village Harmony singing programs, and most have studied traditional singing styles first hand with native teachers in South Africa, Bulgaria, Corsica and Caucasus Georgia.

For further information visit the Northern Harmony website:

Andrew Hauze,, 610-690-3489
Lang Music Building : Lang Concert Hall, Lang Music Building
Academic Departments & Programs, Arts & Culture, Concert, Performance, Public Events
Free and Open to the Public. No Tickets or Reservations are Required.
The Department of Music and Dance
The Public
Markus Baenziger: Wayside
12:00 PM
5:00 PM
This event recurs daily until 9/10/2014.
Markus Baenziger's sculptures integrate his love of nature with his immersion in a gritty, imperfect, and industrialized world. His exhibition of new works takes its title from a six foot-wide wall relief that evokes leafy tendrils spreading like wings on either side of a distressed piece of cardboard. Approaching the work from a distance, one realizes that these naturalistically rendered forms are actually made of bronze. Such works call attention to the continuum between decay and new growth, neglect and care, mechanization and craftsmanship. Baenziger’s mastery of design and attention to detailproduce works that appear both familiar and emblematic of larger forces.
Betsy Lee,
Lang Performing Arts Center : List Gallery, Lang Performing Arts Center : LPAC List Gallery, Lang Performing Arts Center,
Academic Departments & Programs, Arts & Culture, Exhibit, Public Events
The Public
Swarthmore Discussion Group Dinner and Talk
5:30 PM
9:00 PM
The Philadelphia School District's Financial Crisis from an Economist's PerspectiveJohn Caskey, Professor of EconomicsSwarthmore College
Mary Carr,, 610-957-6132
Bond Complex : Bond Memorial Hall
Public Events
The Public