Chautauqua Institution Music Festival

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021 at 1:00pm

Various Venues in Chautauqua, NY
Chautauqua, NY 14722

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Many Americas: Navigating Our Divides

We are many Americas. We are many geographies, many economies, many cultures, many beliefs. We are a nation of differences and divides, and in a summer following a presidential election and a devastating pandemic that has thrown those divides into stark relief, we look to better understand those many Americas, the barriers—real or perceived—that keep us apart, and together consider how we navigate our differences in charting a future for our nation.

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: The Evolving Religious Narrative of America

The national narrative that we extoll is that America was founded on ethical principles born out of religious freedom and fervor, with the moral imperative of justice for all — but how accurate is this narrative? How has this self-image been lived out historically? Does it accommodate our multifaith evolution, and the myriad expressions of world faith traditions that we now comprise? In this week we explore the evolving American religious narrative.

Schedule:

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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