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Hallie Ford Museum of Art: exhibitions and events

Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth: Ancient Near Eastern Art from American Collections Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth
Aug. 31 - Dec. 22
The Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

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"King of the Four Quarters of the World: The Art and Architecture of Assyrian Kingship"
Dr. Marian Feldman, Associate Professor of Art History and Near Eastern Studies at The Johns Hopkins University
Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m.
Willamette University College of Law, Paulus Lecture Hall
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"Syria and the Levant: Life in the Lands of the Hebrew Bible"
Dr. Ronald Wallenfels, Adjunct Associate Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University and a consultant in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Willamette University College of Law, Paulus Lecture Hall
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Agatha Christie Film Series

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“Death on the Nile (2004)
Oct. 1 at 7:30 pm. at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art

“Murder in Mesopotamia” (2001)
Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Appointment with Death” (2008)
Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Family Activity Day

Saturday, Oct. 12, Noon - 4 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art
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Ancient Stories

"Creation and Destruction: Conceiving and Considering Cities"
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art
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Additional Current Exhibitions

Aesop's fables

Jacob Lawrence: Aesop's Fables  Now open through Oct. 27
Study Gallery and Print Study Center

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David Roberts: Travels in the Holy Land
Aug. 10 - Dec. 22
The Maribeth Collins Lobby

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WU Theatre

Willamette University Theatre presents a very special solo performance:

Hold These Truths featuring Joel de la Fuente Hold these truths

By Jeanne Sakata
Directed by Lisa Rothe

One night only!
Friday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20

During World War II in Seattle, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi fought the US government’s orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. As he struggled to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the US Constitution, Hirabayashi began a 50-year journey toward a greater understanding of America’s triumphs – and an inevitable confrontation with its failures.

For tickets:

WU Theatre Box Office
Email: thtr-tix@willamette.edu

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Salem, OR 97301


The Willamette Underground Series presents The Claudia Quintet Claudia Quintet

Monday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m., Rogers Rehearsal Hall.
Tickets: $10 Adults; $5 Student/Senior. Free to Willamette U. Music Faculty and Students with I.D. (Must have a ticket.) Purchase tickets at the Music office in the Rogers Music Center or call 503-370-6255.

The Claudio Quintet:
John Hollenbeck, drums/composer
Chris Speed, clarinet/saxophone
Red Wierenga, accordion
Matt Moran, vibraphone
Chris Tordini, bass

Formed by composer/drummer John Hollenbeck in 1997, this NYC ensemble explores the edge without alienating the mainstream, proving that genre-defying music can be for everyone. Over the past decade, The Claudia Quintet has released six CDs that are critically acclaimed worldwide and whose appeal extends well beyond the traditional jazz audience. The group has amazed listeners from Alabama to the Amazon - their distinctive sound has inspired dancing hippie girls at a New Mexico noise festival, the avant-garde cognoscenti in the concert halls of Vienna and Sao Paolo, and a generation of young musicians worldwide. In the course of the thousands of miles they have traveled together and hundreds of concerts they’ve played, the Claudia Quintet has developed a dynamic live sound based on trust and spontaneity. They release their seventh album in September 2013.

Links to performances:

The New Republic feature by David Hadju

Youtube videos of live Claudia Quintet performances: