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Spring 2003

Hilton Kramer
Editor, New Criterion


The Art World, the Academy, and the Media - Wednesday, February 19th, 16:00, Minor Hall 125

Kristine Stiles
Associate Professor of Art and Art History, Duke University

Comments on the State of Art, or (Not Just) Horsing Around - Friday, February 28th, 16:00, Minor Hall, 125

Susan Stewart
Regan Professor in English, University of Pennsylvania


Iconoclasm, Iconophilism, and the Art of the Future - Monday, March 10th, 16:00, Wilson Hall, 402

Poetry Reading (from Columbarium) - Tuesday, March 11th, 19:00, U.Va. Bookstore Mezzanine, Booksigning to follow

Cynthia Schneider
Professor of Art, Georgetown University

Explaining America: Ideas and Icons from Thomas Jefferson to Walt Disney - Wednesday, March 12th, 16:00, Minor Hall, 125

Bertram Wyatt-Brown
Richard J. Milbauer Professor of History, University of Florida

Hearts of Darkness: Tragedy and Humor in O. Henry, Champion Short Story Writer - Saturday, March 22nd, 10:00
Lower West Oval Room, the Rotunda, Booksigning to follow

Co-sponsor: Virginia Festival of the Book

Peter Brooks
Sterling Professor of Comparative Literature and French, Yale University

Realist Vision - Thursday, March 27th, 16:00, Minor Hall, 125, Booksigning to follow

Hilton Kramer
Editor, New Criterion
The Art World, the Academy, and the Media - Tuesday, April 8th, 16:00 (rescheduled from February 19th), Minor Hall 125, Reception to follow
Lee Bollinger
President, Columbia University
The Arts and the Modern University - Wednesday, April 16th, 16:00, Cabell Hall Auditorium

Michael Sorkin
Principal, Michael Sorkin Studio and Professor of Architecture and Director of Graduate Program in Urban
Design, City College of New York

The City After Now - Friday, April 18th, 17:00, Campbell 153

Bill T. Jones
Bill T. Jones & Arnie Zane Dance Company

Dance Today. Steps and Commentary -Friday, April 25th, 17:00 - 19:00, Culbreth Theater

Co-sponsors: Campaign for Dance, University Programming Council, Performing Arts Committee of the University Union, University of Virginia Art Museum, McIntire Department. of Art, Department of Drama, McIntire Department of Music, Carter G. Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies, and Piedmont Virginia Community College

Declan McGonagle
Director of the Dublin City Arts Centre

Discussion of the Special Exhibition from the Irish Museum of Modern Art - Friday, May 9th, 14:30, University Art Museum

Co-sponsors: Re-imagining Ireland and Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Michael West

Andrew Bennett


Post performance discussions of Michael West's play, "Foley," starring Andrew Bennett - Friday, May 9th, 20:15 - 22:30 and Saturday, May 10th, 20:00 - 22:15, Culbreth Theater

Co-sponsors: Re-imagining Ireland and Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

For more information or to submit feedback/comments/suggestions regarding the Forum and its events, please email Bob Kretsinger, All input is appreciated.

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The Forum for Contemporary Thought was initiated by the Faculty Senate and is funded by: the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Law, The Olsson Center for Applied Ehtics, Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, the School of Engineering, the Curry School of Education, the School of Architecture, and the School of Nursing.

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