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Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute

The Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute supports collaborative research among Smith and Five College faculty, Smith students, and visiting scholars without regard to the traditional boundaries of departments, programs and academic divisions. Each year the institute supports long- and short-term projects that are proposed, planned and organized by members of the Smith College faculty.

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"Memory and Imagination: Functions of Episodic Simulation and Retrieval"

Thursday, March 31, 5 p.m., McConnell 103

Daniel L. Schacter, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Psychology, Harvard Universitiy, will discuss the important function of memory in simulating or imagining future experiences.

Open to all; refreshments served 4:30-5 p.m., McConnell foyer. Read more...


Caroline Jones  

"Predicated Internationalism: 'Peripheries' and the Global Work of Art"

Thursday, March 31, 5 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Caroline Jones, Professor of History, Theory and Criticism, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will explore predication in international art. Large-scale exhibitions have stimulated what Jones refers to as a "predicated internationalism," resulting in linguistic constructions such as the "Brazilian Rodin," the "Pakistani Picasso" and the "UAE's Yoke Ono." Yet, the moment such conjunctions are drawn together to enforce an international art world system of values, the force of cultural difference begins working to pull them apart. In her lecture, Jones will examine how such predication happens, citing case studies involving São Paulo cosmopolitans, Parisian patrons of Cold War modernists, and contemporary art programmers working in the Arab Emirates.

Open to all; a reception will follow in the Brown Fine Arts Center Atrium.

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