Chautauqua Institution Music Festival

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021 at 10:30am

Various Venues in Chautauqua, NY
Chautauqua, NY 14722

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Week Three:
Trust, Society and Democracy

While recent work from the Pew Research Center had previously indicated our growing distrust in social institutions and of each other in making democratic decisions, the past year has brought this crisis of trust to a critical inflection point.
How can trust be restored, and how do we maintain a healthy level of skepticism that doesn’t devolve into something worse? The internet and social media have clearly accelerated and inflamed this troubling trend — what role can they play in reversing it?
What do we do with institutions that society has declared broken, and what must institutions do to rebuild trust with those they serve? Perhaps most importantly, how can we work to regain trust with one another?

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: The Ethical Foundations of a Fully Functioning Society

Socrates and his student Plato entered the discourse on ethics by way of a question that became central in Greek thought and is still relevant today: What is the relation between virtue, excellence of character, and personal and societal happiness? For the flourishing of a society, the Greek philosophers believed in reverence and justice, as well as the objectivity of goodness, as the links for knowing what is good and doing it. In this week we will discern the ethical foundations of a fully functioning society.

Schedule:
10:30am Meredith D. Clark

As Assistant Professor in Media Studies at the University of Virginia, Meredith D. Clark’s research focuses on the intersection of race, media, and power, exploring the relationships between Black communities and the news on social media.

Location: Amphitheater

1.00 pm Tenacity

Tenacity was curated in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment in 2020, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. Being tenacious is a common link the Suffragette women have in common with these seven artists.

Location: Strohl Art Center/Gallo Family Gallery

1:00pm Co-Existence: Works by Cecile Chong, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, QiuChen Fan, and Cathy Lu

This exhibition examines cultural signifiers and the notion of hybridity in works by four contemporary artists of Chinese descent who live and work in the U.S. Their varied practices interrogate the histories and metaphors of everyday objects like dishware, vases, plants, and ping pong paddles...

Location: Strohl Art Center/Bellowe Family Gallery

1:00pm Counterbalance

Counterbalance features women working primarily in the media of Wood and Textiles, using a hybridized language of adornment and structure. Wood objects drape over corners and conform to the body, while textiles muscle in with bold color and rigid form.

Location: Strohl Art Center/Main Gallery

1:00pm Materials Redefined

This exhibition focuses on seven contemporary artists who work with their selected materials in non-traditional ways. The result will be a thought provoking, inspiring show of pieces that have not been seen before in Chautauqua.

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

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