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.

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 |

    Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden

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    June 22 – August 21 

    The Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden hosts six to eight outdoor sculptures each summer created by some of the most recognized artists in the country.



    Location: Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden

     

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 |

    Patterns and Repetitions: New Abstract Works by VACI Members

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    August 1– 21 | Opening Reception: Thursday, August 1, 3–5 p.m.

    Exhibiting Members of the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI) Partners are invited to show their original artwork this summer in the Fowler–Kellogg Art Center, based on the theme Patterns and Repetitions. 



    Location: Fowler– Kellogg Art Center

     

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 10:45am

    Bird Runningwater

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    Bird Runningwater serves as the director of Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program, overseeing the Native Filmmakers Lab, the Native Producers Fellowship, the Sundance Film Festival’s Native Forum, the Full Circle Initiative and was recently appointed to co-lead...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton

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    The Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton is Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.  Formerly Canon Pastor of Washington National Cathedral and director of its Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage...



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 03:30pm

    Chautauqua Speaker Series: Alex Harris

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    Alex Harris, co-founder, Arts Conservatory for Teens (ACT), St. Petersburg, Fla.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 08:15pm

    The Beach Boys

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    Come hear some “Good Vibrations” at the Amphitheater with the return of The Beach Boys! This band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and has sold albums by the tens of millions, starting with their hit "Surfin' USA.”



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 10:45am

    Ariana A. Curtis

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    Ariana A. Curtis is the first curator of Latinx Studies at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. She is responsible for museum research and collections related to: U.S. Latinx, U.S. Afro-Latinx, African American & Latinx, African Diaspora...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Jennifer Eberhardt

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    Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt is a professor of psychology at Stanford. She has a Ph.D. from Harvard, and is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including a 2014 MacArthur “genius” award.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 03:30pm

    Joy Harjo, CLSC Author, Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings

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    A musical, magical, resilient volume from one of our most celebrated and essential Native American voices: In these poems, the joys and struggles of the everyday are played against the grinding politics of being human. 



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis: The Ever Fonky Lowdown

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    The exploration of cultural and societal issues has yielded some of Wynton Marsalis’s most impactful work: the 1986 Grammy Award─winning Black Codes, 2007’s From the Plantation to the Penitentiary, and 1994’s Blood on the Fields — the first jazz composition ever to win a Pulitzer Prize. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, August 25, 2019 | 10:45am

    Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson

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    Final Sunday, August 25 at 10:45 a.m.

    The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson was elected Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire on June 7, 2003, becoming the first openly gay and partnered priest to be elected Bishop in historic Cristendom.



    Location: Amphitheater