New Canaan Library’s annual Stoddard Art Lecture goes virtual this year, presenting author and professor Joachim Pissarro speaking on the topic of Wild Art: art beyond the expected and revered. The live webinar will take place on Thursday, June 18 at 7 PM EST. Please register online by clicking on the event on the Library’s Events Calendar: newcanaanlibrary.org/calendar. Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration. Joachim Pissarro is interested in art worlds, plural.
New Canaan Library is pleased to present former Connecticut State Archaeologist Nick Bellantoni, speaking on his latest book, The Long Journeys Home: The Repatriations of Henry Opukahaia and Alfred Afraid of Hawk. The presentation via webinar on Tuesday, June 9 at 7 p.m. is the first in the Library’s three-part series, “Exploring Connecticut Archaeology.” Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org; Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration. The Long Journeys Home introduces the concept of repatriation after death, and the part Connecticut’s state archaeologists played in that endeavor. Henry ʻŌpūkahaʻia (ca. 1792—1818) and Albert Afraid of Hawk (ca.
New Canaan Library is pleased to present a unique musical experience, when internationally renowned pianist Andrew Armstrong performs live via Zoom. Armstrong, and a select group of musicians joining him on Zoom, will play on Thursday, June 4 at 7 PM EST. Andrew Armstrong has delighted New Canaan Library audiences with countless performances over the years, and now brings his and his colleagues’ exceptional talent directly into homes. Please register for the event at newcanaanlibrary.org. Zoom information will be provided upon registration.
Professor Gil Harel, PhD offers an in-depth exploration of the music of Renaissance Europe via a live webinar on Thursday, May 28 at 7 PM. To view the webinar, please register by clicking the event on the Library’s Events Calendar at newcanaanlibrary.org. Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration. The word “renaissance” is often equated with the notion of “rebirth.” While the idea of resurrecting the achievements of antiquity may hold true in other disciplines, this is not true for music. Medieval music had originally been characterized by relative simplicity (Gregorian chant) but grew to become increasingly complex and sometimes harshly dissonant (organum).
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