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Dear Valued Patrons and Supporters of the CSULB College of the Arts:

The health and safety of our community, our campus, and our visitors are of paramount importance to our college and university leadership, faculty, and staff. As news and information about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 – the respiratory infection caused by the virus – continues to develop, we wanted to update you on how our college is currently addressing those concerns in regards to our numerous public events.

Out of an abundance of caution, and to assist with the state-wide recommendations for social distancing, our performance, exhibition, and public event calendar has been adjusted in the following ways:

  • The School of Art has canceled all Sunday evening public openings for its galleries and is in discussions regarding how to handle the schedule of weekly student exhibitions
  • The Department of Design will offer the remaining Duncan Anderson Design Lectures online and has postponed its Works in Progress exhibitions through April 20
  • The Department of Film and Electronic Arts currently has no large group gatherings scheduled until May
  • For the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, please visit their information page: CarpenterArts.org/Alert

University and college leadership continues to evaluate the situation as it evolves on a daily basis and the university is in regular communication with our local government offices. Should there be any changes to our schedules and our status, we will keep you informed. We value and appreciate your support and patronage, and your love for the arts.  And we are grateful for your patience and understanding as we navigate through these challenges together.

For complete information on the University response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), please see csulb.edu/covid-19

 

EVENTS BELOW HAVE BEEN CANCELED, POSTPONED, OR WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY - Please see individual department or venue websites for current status and information

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

Billy Almon Price: Biomimicry: Designing the Future (of Everything)

Thursday, March 12 at 7pm
Duncan Anderson Gallery     
Free Admission

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center    

An Evening with Anne Lamott

Saturday, March 14 at 8pm 
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Ticket Prices Vary

Utterly disarming and laugh-out-loud funny, author Anne Lamott is known for addressing complex subjects with self-effacing humor and ruthless honesty. With wisdom and forthrightness, she is “a writer who has perfected the art of saying the unsayable,” (The New York Times). In this evening, Anne Lamott lifts, comforts and inspires—all while keeping us laughing.

 

CSULB School of Art

Museum Studies Symposium
Forms of Reparations: The Museum and Restorative Justice

Wednesday, March 18
CSULB University Theater and Student Union Ballrooms  
Free Admission

Pressure is mounting for museums to become self-critical about the ways in which they perpetuate institutional trauma on underserved communities. Activist groups and artist collectives, as well as intellectuals, scholars, and community members are demanding more tangible acts of restitution.  But, how are the institutions themselves responding? Forms of Reparations: The Museum and Restorative Justice, is a symposium focusing on the present state of decolonization within museums; identifying and articulating the many subtle ways by which cultural institutions sustain white supremacy, imperialism, and exploitation. This symposium invites leading scholars, activists, and artists to present lectures, workshops, and participate in panel discussions, addressing questions such as: What exactly does it mean to decolonize the museum? Has the recent currency awarded to the term decolonization taken away its original revolutionary intent? Can institutions and activists work together, or are they doomed to occupy opposing sides? Is it possible to genuinely decolonize museums?

 

Carpenter Center Arts For Life Series

Shakespeare Aloud

Saturday, March 21 at 1pm – Othello (2nd Half)
Los Altos Neighborhood Library (5614 E. Britton Drive, Long Beach 90815)

On designated Saturdays each month, Shakespeare Aloud hosts a FREE reading of one of Shakespeare’s plays. Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or as audience members. Readings begin at 1:00pm. Character names will be available; whoever wants to read out loud can choose a character. Anyone who wants to read along silently is also welcome. There will be one break halfway through each reading. During the break, readers at the table can give up their seats to anyone who would like a turn reading out loud. Some copies of the play will be provided, but readers are invited to bring their own.

Everyone is welcome! All voice, all dialects. Shakespeare Aloud is intended to be a fun exploration of Shakespeare, so bring your sense of humor!

 

Carpenter Center Arts For Life Series

Shakespeare Aloud

Saturday, April 4 at 1pm – Pericles (1st Half)
Los Altos Neighborhood Library (5614 E. Britton Drive, Long Beach 90815)

On designated Saturdays each month, Shakespeare Aloud hosts a FREE reading of one of Shakespeare’s plays. Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or as audience members. Readings begin at 1:00pm. Character names will be available; whoever wants to read out loud can choose a character. Anyone who wants to read along silently is also welcome. There will be one break halfway through each reading. During the break, readers at the table can give up their seats to anyone who would like a turn reading out loud. Some copies of the play will be provided, but readers are invited to bring their own.

Everyone is welcome! All voice, all dialects. Shakespeare Aloud is intended to be a fun exploration of Shakespeare, so bring your sense of humor!

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

Christian Schluender – HARMAN International

Thursday, April 9 at 7pm
Design Lecture Hall 112        
Free Admission

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

Katharine Hargreaves – ARKO: Design for Change

Thursday, April 16 at 7pm
Duncan Anderson Design Gallery     
Free Admission

 

Carpenter Center Arts For Life Series

Shakespeare Aloud

Saturday, April 18 at 1pm – Pericles (2nd Half)
Los Altos Neighborhood Library (5614 E. Britton Drive, Long Beach 90815)

On designated Saturdays each month, Shakespeare Aloud hosts a FREE reading of one of Shakespeare’s plays. Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or as audience members. Readings begin at 1:00pm. Character names will be available; whoever wants to read out loud can choose a character. Anyone who wants to read along silently is also welcome. There will be one break halfway through each reading. During the break, readers at the table can give up their seats to anyone who would like a turn reading out loud. Some copies of the play will be provided, but readers are invited to bring their own.

Everyone is welcome! All voice, all dialects. Shakespeare Aloud is intended to be a fun exploration of Shakespeare, so bring your sense of humor!

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

Christian Robert and Brooks Atwood – OFFICEUNTITLED   

Thursday, April 23 at 7pm
Duncan Anderson Gallery     
Free Admission

 

Carpenter Center Arts For Life Free Lecture Series

Cultura – Celebration of Mexican Folklore

Thursday, April 23 at 7pm  
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Free Admission

Dr. Antonia Garcia-Orozco will provide context to the Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles with Villalobos Brothers and Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles with Jarabe Mexicano performances.

 

Carpenter Center

An Evening with Bill Nye, The Science Guy

Saturday, April 25 at 8pm   
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Ticket Prices Vary

Scientist. Engineer. Comedian. Author. Inventor. Bill Nye is on a mission to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Audiences revere this good-natured Renaissance man’s infectious blend of humor, intellectual curiosity and devotion to solving some of the world’s most complex challenges through science. Best known for his Emmy-winning run as “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” the author of The New York Times bestselling book Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, Nye brings his love of science and flair for comedy to every appearance—deftly translating complex issues to help inspire audiences to engage with and improve our world.

 

Carpenter Center Arts For Life Series

Shakespeare Aloud

Saturday, May 2 at 1pm – Richard II (1st Half)
Los Altos Neighborhood Library (5614 E. Britton Drive, Long Beach 90815)

On designated Saturdays each month, Shakespeare Aloud hosts a FREE reading of one of Shakespeare’s plays. Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or as audience members. Readings begin at 1:00pm. Character names will be available; whoever wants to read out loud can choose a character. Anyone who wants to read along silently is also welcome. There will be one break halfway through each reading. During the break, readers at the table can give up their seats to anyone who would like a turn reading out loud. Some copies of the play will be provided, but readers are invited to bring their own.

Everyone is welcome! All voice, all dialects. Shakespeare Aloud is intended to be a fun exploration of Shakespeare, so bring your sense of humor!

 

CSULB Dance

Senior Dance Colloquium

Tuesday, May 5 at 6pm
Martha Knoebel Dance Theater        
Free Admission (limited seating – first come/first served)

Graduating BFA dance majors speak about their Senior Seminar Projects that took place throughout the Long Beach community during Spring 2019 and reflect upon their artistic education at CSULB.  For more information, contact Rebecca Lemme at Rebecca.Lemme@csulb.edu.

 

 

Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

Joel Bell - JBID

Thursday, May 7 at 7pm
Duncan Anderson Gallery     
Free Admission

 

Carpenter Center Arts For Life Series

Shakespeare Aloud

Saturday, May 16 at 1pm – Richard II (2nd Half)
Los Altos Neighborhood Library (5614 E. Britton Drive, Long Beach 90815)

On designated Saturdays each month, Shakespeare Aloud hosts a FREE reading of one of Shakespeare’s plays. Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or as audience members. Readings begin at 1:00pm. Character names will be available; whoever wants to read out loud can choose a character. Anyone who wants to read along silently is also welcome. There will be one break halfway through each reading. During the break, readers at the table can give up their seats to anyone who would like a turn reading out loud. Some copies of the play will be provided, but readers are invited to bring their own.

Everyone is welcome! All voice, all dialects. Shakespeare Aloud is intended to be a fun exploration of Shakespeare, so bring your sense of humor!

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center    

Annual Student Film Showcases

Saturday, May 16 at 7pm
University Theatre     
Free Admission

Sunday, May 17 at 1pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Free Admission

 

Carpenter Center Arts For Life Series

Shakespeare Aloud

Saturday, June 6 at 1pm – Richard III (1st Half)
Los Altos Neighborhood Library (5614 E. Britton Drive, Long Beach 90815)

On designated Saturdays each month, Shakespeare Aloud hosts a FREE reading of one of Shakespeare’s plays. Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or as audience members. Readings begin at 1:00pm. Character names will be available; whoever wants to read out loud can choose a character. Anyone who wants to read along silently is also welcome. There will be one break halfway through each reading. During the break, readers at the table can give up their seats to anyone who would like a turn reading out loud. Some copies of the play will be provided, but readers are invited to bring their own.

Everyone is welcome! All voice, all dialects. Shakespeare Aloud is intended to be a fun exploration of Shakespeare, so bring your sense of humor!

 

Carpenter Center Arts For Life Series

Shakespeare Aloud

Saturday, June 20 at 1pm – Richard III (2nd Half)
Los Altos Neighborhood Library (5614 E. Britton Drive, Long Beach 90815)

On designated Saturdays each month, Shakespeare Aloud hosts a FREE reading of one of Shakespeare’s plays. Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or as audience members. Readings begin at 1:00pm. Character names will be available; whoever wants to read out loud can choose a character. Anyone who wants to read along silently is also welcome. There will be one break halfway through each reading. During the break, readers at the table can give up their seats to anyone who would like a turn reading out loud. Some copies of the play will be provided, but readers are invited to bring their own.

Everyone is welcome! All voice, all dialects. Shakespeare Aloud is intended to be a fun exploration of Shakespeare, so bring your sense of humor!

 

An Evening with Anne Lamott

Saturday, March 14 at 8pm 
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Ticket Prices Vary

Utterly disarming and laugh-out-loud funny, author Anne Lamott is known for addressing complex subjects with self-effacing humor and ruthless honesty. With wisdom and forthrightness, she is “a writer who has perfected the art of saying the unsayable,” (The New York Times). In this evening, Anne Lamott lifts, comforts and inspires—all while keeping us laughing.

 

Carpenter Center Arts For Life Free Lecture Series

Cultura – Celebration of Mexican Folklore

Thursday, April 23 at 7pm  
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Free Admission

Dr. Antonia Garcia-Orozco will provide context to the Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles with Villalobos Brothers and Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles with Jarabe Mexicano performances.

 

Carpenter Center

An Evening with Bill Nye, The Science Guy

Saturday, April 25 at 8pm   
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Ticket Prices Vary

Scientist. Engineer. Comedian. Author. Inventor. Bill Nye is on a mission to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Audiences revere this good-natured Renaissance man’s infectious blend of humor, intellectual curiosity and devotion to solving some of the world’s most complex challenges through science. Best known for his Emmy-winning run as “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” the author of The New York Times bestselling book Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, Nye brings his love of science and flair for comedy to every appearance—deftly translating complex issues to help inspire audiences to engage with and improve our world.