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Regeneration Artist Talk: Harmonia Rosales

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

Afro-Cuban American artist Harmonia Rosales will discuss her new and dynamic body of work presented in the exhibition Entwined. Rosales’ interweaving of representations from ancient Greek and Yoruba mythologies invites viewers to challenge their ideas about identity and empowerment. Women and people of color, the protagonists of her canvases, assume roles of power and beauty in exquisite imaginings of ancient myths and Renaissance paintings. A reception will follow. To learn more about the exhibition Entwined, ...

Regeneration Talk: Alexandre Gefen and Sandra Laugier

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

Alexandre Gefen is a Research Professor (Directeur de recherche) at the National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), and Deputy Scientific Director of the Institute of Human and Social Sciences of the CNRS. His research focuses on literary theory and contemporary French literature. His recent books include Vies imaginaires de la littérature française (2014); Art et émotions (2015); and Réparer le monde: La littérature française face au XXIe siècle (2017), which ...

Ensuring the Future of Historic Textiles: The Case of a Japanese Empress’s Court Gown

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

  Objects talk to us over time and space, transmitting in their colors, shapes, textures, and materials insight into other lives and ways of living. Some we wish to preserve for their sheer beauty, others for the people, times, or places they represent. Of the items that are central to our daily lives, textiles are among the most perishable: if not used until they are rags, they still degrade naturally over time, prey to insects, ...