Society of Fellows


SOF Events April 2014

Carrie Mae Weems LIVE
the Guggenheim Museum
Drew Beattie, I Am the Grasshopper Who Hops Into Your Lap and Sings, 2014
Jay Hopler
Donald Albrecht at home
Photo: Ozier Muhammad, New York Times, 2010
Andrew Norman, The Companion Guide to Rome for string trio
Performed in Chicago on May 6
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Carrie Mae Weems at the Guggenheim, Drew Beattie in NYC, Jay Hopler in Tampa

25 to 27 April
Carrie Mae Weems LIVE: Past Tense/Future Perfect

Artist Hosts Three Days of Art, Activism, Music, Literature, and Performance on April 25–27 in Celebration of Her Current Retrospective—
Carrie Mae Weems, FAAR 2006 will present a three-day performance-salon in conjunction with her exhibit Three Decades of Photography and Video at the Guggenheim. The event will include film, dance, music, theatre, and art by a range of performers, artists, and scholars. Daytime programs are free with museum admission; evening programs are ticketed. Download a full schedule of the event here.

Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street

28 March to 3 May
Drew Beattie, FAAR 1995
Betty re Testers

Drew Beattie in conversation with David Humphrey, FAAR 2009 
Saturday, 26 April, 5pm

A catalog will accompany the exhibition.

Hansel & Gretel Picture Garden
511 West 22nd Street
Tuesday though Saturday 11:30am to 6pm

25 April, 6pm
Poetry reading by Jay Hopler, FAAR 2011 (with Kimberly Johnson).

Hopler will be featured as part of the National Poetry Month celebration at the University of South Florida. Hopler's most recent book, Before the Door of God: An Anthology of Devotional Poetry (edited with Kimberly Johnson), was published by Yale University Press in October, 2013.

University of South Florida
College of Education, TECO Room

24 April through 6 October
Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism
Curated by Donald Albrecht, FAAR 2003

The Contemporary Jewish Museum presents Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism, the first major exhibition to explore the role of Jewish architects, designers, and patrons in the formation of a new American domestic landscape during the post WW II decades of the twentieth century. A full-color catalog with an essay by Albrecht accompanies the exhibition.

Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street (between 3rd and 4th Streets)

5 April to 3 May
If You're Accidentally Not Included, Don't Worry About It
curated by Peter Saul  
with Polly Apfelbaum, FAAR 2013, Chuck Close, RAAR 1996, and others

Zurcher Studio
33 Bleeker Street between Lafayette and Bowery


5 May, 7pm
The Companion Guide to Rome by Andrew Norman, FAAR 2007
Performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as part of the MusicNow series

The program also includes a new composition by Chicago Symphony Orchestra Composer-in Residence, Mason Bates, FAAR 2004. 

Andrew’s piece is composed in nine sections, each based on a well known church in Rome, which he studied during his Fellowship year. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 2012. The complete Companion Guide was premiered by the Scharoun Ensemble at Radialsystem V in Berlin on 30 May, 2010. Read his description and listen to it here.

Harris Theater for Music and Dance 
205 E. Randolph Drive

Tickets are General Admission, $25. Click here