Week One :: June 27–July 4

Climate Change: Prioritizing Our Global and Local Response

How we talk about climate change is rapidly shifting. But amid the ongoing political debates, how are we — and should we be — responding?

  • What does prioritizing a response to climate change mean, and how do we collectively determine the overall benefits and costs of such investments?
  • How do we balance proactive work aimed at reversing climate change with strategies for adapting to the realities of its worst effects?
  • We examine case studies of solutions being sought at a global and local scale, from the work of small U.S. towns to foreign countries, and from corporate investments to military strategies. 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Faith to Save the Earth

Climate change is often called a scientific or political issue, but is there an imperative that comes from a position of faith? In this week, we explore what role various faith traditions play in response to the care of the earth and how those different world views might be harnessed to prioritize our global and local response.

  • Saturday, June 27, 2020 | 08:15pm

    Smokey Robinson

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    Tickets available Wednesday, March 4.

    Chautauqua launches its 2020 summer assembly season with the return of legendary singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson — once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America’s “greatest living poet” — to the Amphitheater stage.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, June 28, 2020 | 10:45am

    The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

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    The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas is an Episcopal priest, author, retreat leader, and climate activist. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, June 28, 2020 | 03:00pm

    Counterbalance

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    July 28–July 21 | Opening Reception: Sunday, June 28, 3–5 p.m.

    Curated by Erika Diamond, Assistant Director of VACI Galleries, Counterbalance features women working primarily in the media of Wood and Textiles, using a hybridized language of adornment and structure.



    Location: Strohl Art Center/Main Gallery

     

  • Sunday, June 28, 2020 | 03:00pm

    Midwest Materials: New Photographs by Julie Blackmon

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    June 28–July 27 | Opening Reception: Sunday, June 28, 3–5 p.m.

    This exhibition features new work by Julie Blackmon, a photographer from Springfield Missouri. Her photographs are inspired by her experiences of growing up in a large family, her current role as both photographer and mother, and the timelessness of family dynamics.



    Location: Strohl Art Center/Bellowe Family Gallery

     

  • Sunday, June 28, 2020 | 03:00pm

    T E N A C I T Y

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    June 28–August 23 | Opening Reception: Sunday, June 28, 3–5 p.m.

    This exhibition was curated in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. 



    Location: Strohl Art Center/Gallo Family Gallery

     

  • Monday, June 29, 2020 | 09:15am

    The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

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    The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas is an Episcopal priest, author, retreat leader, and climate activist. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, June 29, 2020 | 10:45am

    Christine Todd Whitman

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    Christine Todd Whitman is the president of The Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, June 29, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Dr. Randolph Haluza-DeLay

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    Randolph Haluza-DeLay received his Ph.D. in Education from the University of Western Ontario. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology at The King’s University in Edmonton Alberta.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, June 29, 2020 | 04:00pm

    Chautauqua Chamber Music Guest Artist Series: ChamberFest Cleveland

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    Launched in 2012 by Cleveland Orchestra principal clarinet Franklin Cohen and his daughter Diana Cohen, concertmaster of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, ChamberFest Cleveland burst onto the scene with the goal of bringing a world-class chamber music festival to the greater Cleveland community. 



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Monday, June 29, 2020 | 08:15pm

    Pink Martini featuring Storm Large

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    Pink Martini returns to Chautauqua to start our summer with music that draws from big band, classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 09:15am

    The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

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    The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas is an Episcopal priest, author, retreat leader, and climate activist. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 10:45am

    Janis Searles Jones

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    Janis Searles Jones is CEO of Ocean Conservancy, the United States’ most established conservation organization focused solely on finding solutions to tackle the most pressing ocean issues of our time.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Rabbi Nate DeGroot

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    Rabbi Nate DeGroot is the Associate Director and the Spiritual and Program Director at Hazon Detroit, the Jewish lab for sustainability.  



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 08:15pm

    The Capitol Steps: "The Lyin' Kings"

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    Tired of the same ole’ stump speeches? Experiencing voter fatigue? Time to start your summer with a laugh! No matter who or what is in the headlines, you can count on the Capitol Steps to tackle both sides of the political spectrum and all things equally foolish.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, July 01, 2020 | 09:15am

    The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

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    The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas is an Episcopal priest, author, retreat leader, and climate activist. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, July 01, 2020 | 03:00pm

    2020 VACI Emerging Artists Exhibitions

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    July 1–August 12 | Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 1, 3–5 p.m.

    This year each Student/Emerging Artists, who will be attending the seven week summer program at the Chautauqua School of Art, will exhibit one original work created pre-season highlighting their personal style.



    Location: Fowler-Kellogg Art Center/Second Floor Galleries

     

  • Wednesday, July 01, 2020 | 03:00pm

    Wallpaper Diaries

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    June 28–August 3 | Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 1, 3–5 p.m.

    This exhibition focuses on eight artists whose work involves pattern. The result will be a colorful, dynamic show, marrying and merging intricate patterns created by each artist. 



    Location: Fowler-Kellogg Art Center/First Floor Galleries and the Angela Fowler Memorial Gallery

     

  • Wednesday, July 01, 2020 | 08:15pm

    Ballet Hispánico

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    Ballet Hispánico, America's leading Latino dance organization, has been bringing individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance for nearly 50 years.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, July 01, 2020 | 10:30pm

    Post-Performance Fiesta with Ballet Hispánico

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    Ballet Hispánico dancers are ready to dance with YOU and these limited tickets will fly across the floor quickly!



    Location: Athenaeum Hotel Parlor Room