Week Nine :: Aug. 17–25

Exploring Race and Culture in America with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center

The intersection of race and culture creates a unique vibrancy to American democracy, often channeling and challenging the ugly effects of racism, bigotry and inequality, past and present. In this week, we examine the different ways that race and culture shape and enrich our society, and how being responsible consumers of culture, regardless of our different backgrounds and tastes, matters to who we are as citizens and as an American community. We open and close the week with renowned trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, who explores race and culture as a testing ground for the principles of American democracy.

Week Nine also features the third annual Chautauqua Food Festival on Bestor Plaza.

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Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Exploring Race, Religion, and Culture

It has been observed that racism is one of the most disturbing of historical cultural phenomena – speciously scientific, privileging some, and denying value to segments of the world’s populations. This week will explore how racism became enculturated, and will look for ethical realities, understanding, and cultural healing.

  • Monday, August 19, 2019 |

    On Common Ground: Works on Paper

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    June 23–August 19 | Opening Reception: June 23, 3–5 p.m.

    This exhibition highlights artists who paint, draw and sculpt but also create evocative works on paper or with paper. 



    Location: Strohl Art Center/Gallo Family Gallery

     

  • Monday, August 19, 2019 | 09:15am

    Miguel De La Torre

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    Professor, Social Ethics and Latinx Studies, Iliff School of Theology

    Sun., Aug. 18 at 10:45 a.m. | Mon., Aug. 19 – Fri., Aug. 23 at 9:15 a.m.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 19, 2019 | 10:45am

    Wynton Marsalis

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    Managing and artistic director, Jazz at Lincoln Center
    World-renowned trumpeter and composer

    Wynton Marsalis returns to Chautauqua to open and close a week on "Exploring Race and Culture in America with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center."



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 19, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Debby Irving

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    Debby Irving brings to racial justice the perspective of working as a community organizer and classroom teacher for 25 years without understanding racism as a systemic issue or her own whiteness as an obstacle to grappling with it.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, August 19, 2019 | 04:00pm

    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

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    Note: While Wynton Marsalis will not be performing in this chamber concert, we expect it to be over capacity. Therefore, complimentary tickets MUST be obtained in advance of this event. Tickets are on a first-come basis at the Welcome Center Ticket Office which opens at 7 a.m.




    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Monday, August 19, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Gina Chavez

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    Latin pop songstress Gina Chavez is a 10-time Austin Music Award winner. Her bilingual record, Up.Rooted, topped both the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a feature on NPR's “All Things Considered.”



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019 |

    Flora / Fauna

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    July 25–August 20 | Opening Reception: Thursday, July 25, 3–5 p.m.

    Ceramic art by Steven Bowers, Australia,  Sing–Ying Ho, Jingdezhen and NYC and Paul Scott, UK courtesy of the Ferrin Contemporary in North Adams MA, will be shown together in this two and three–dimensional exhibition.



    Location: Strohl Art Center/Bellowe Family Gallery

     

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019 |

    Getting Real

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    July 19–August 20 |  Opening Reception: Friday, July 19, 3–5 p.m.

    Curated by Judy Barie, the Susan and Jack Turben Director of VACI Galleries, this vibrant exhibition in the Main Gallery of Strohl Art Center, features all work based on realism.



    Location: Strohl Art Center/Main Gallery

     

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 10:45am

    Sarah Lewis

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    Author, The RiseGuest editor, Aperture’s “Vision & Justice” issue

    Sarah Lewis, a scholar and author of The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery, sparked national conversation with “Vision & Justice” — the landmark issue of Aperture dedicated to photography of the black experience that explores...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Rev. angel Kyodo williams

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    Once called “the most intriguing African-American Buddhist” by Library Journal, and “one of our wisest voices on social evolution” by Krista Tippett, Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei, is an author, maverick spiritual teacher, master trainer and founder of Center for Transformative Change.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy