This exhibition consists of figures, altars, masks and images of San Simon/Maximón, a revered folk saint of Guatemala, who is treated with great deference for his abilities to bestow blessings as well as grave misfortune. Curated by Peri M. Klemm and Bill Mercer with students from Exhibition Design (Art 342/542), this show features the renowned collection of Jim and Jeanne Pieper and will present various depictions and guises of this unique syncretic folk saint. The exhibition opening will coincide with San Simon's feast day when he appears in processions and his altars are renewed with offerings of tobacco, alcohol, incense, clothing, money, candles, and food. Read more
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER
The Small Back Room (1949), 106 mins.
The Small Back Room details the professional and personal travails of a troubled research scientist and military bomb-disposal expert. Deftly mixing suspense and romance, Powell and Pressburger’s moody and crackling character study is an atmospheric post-war gem. Read more
Captivating and capricious, this re-envisioned Carmen fills the stage with contemporary Mexican heat and passion. Called a “hit parade of opera's most intoxicating melodies", this riveting tale of love and jealousy was Bizet's final work, breaking barriers and paving the way for a whole, new realistic form of opera. Directed by Maurice Godin, Musical director John Roscigno. Read more