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Tuesday, July 30

Collecting on the Edge Part II

Arts/Entertainment

Modern and contemporary art created in the American West, manifesting an independent spirit and embodying unique ideas, has been largely written out of the mainstream narrative of art history or placed in unhelpful contexts. "Collecting on the Edge," featuring work by 172 artists from the collection of the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University in Logan Utah, aims to correct that situation. Texts accompanying each artwork, by eighty-one critics, art historians, curators, gallerists, artists, and collectors, provide illuminating insights into the works and their creators.

In an introductory essay art critic Michael Duncan exposes the provincialism and regionalist thinking that has dictated mainstream views of modernism: “Many of the nation’s most daring, innovative, and iconoclastic works have been ignored…simply because they were made on the wrong side of the Mississippi.”

7/30, All Day | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

NEHMA and Utah Public Radio USU Sculpture Walk

Arts/Entertainment

Each sculpture walk will introduce 5 to 6 different pieces on the main USU campus. Collection introduction and discussions led by Alyson Decker, NEHMA Education Coordinator and Emily Byrd, NEHMA Education & Community Outreach Coordinator. Registration and light refreshments will be available at 9 AM. Each event is $5 NEHMA Members and UPR “Circle” Members and $7 for the general public. For more information please contact Teri Guy at 435-797-7239 or teri.guy@usu.edu.

7/30 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Exhibit: " Woman Speaking to Women: The Political Art of Nina Allender"

Exhibition

An exhibit of eight pieces of cartoons and other work by Nina Allender, the Suffragist art director and chief cartoonist. The exhibit includes The Suffragist reproductions and photographs. Visit the museum Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm and the first Saturday of the month 10 am - 2 pm.

7/30 at 10:00 am | Museum of Anthropology | More Info

Docent-led Tour for "A Woman Speaking to Women: The Political Art of Nina Allender"

Panel Discussion/Presentation

Every Tuesday throughout the summer, USU Museum of Anthropology docents will provide a free guided tour of "A Woman Speaking to Women: The Political Art of Nina Allender" now showing at the Museum of Anthropology. Join us for conversations about the National Women's Party, the leaders of the Women's Suffrage Movement, and connections to women around the world.

7/30 at 2:00 pm | Museum of Anthropology | More Info

The Great Society (Staged Reading)

Arts/Entertainment

The Great Society was a set of domestic programs in the United States launched by Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964–65. The main goal was the elimination of poverty and racial injustice. The play, performed by Lyric Rep as a stage reading, chronicles the second Presidential term of Lyndon B. Johnson; the escalation of the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bobby Kennedy, and Richard Nixon’s rise to power.

7/30 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Black Box Theatre | More Info



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