Target Wednesday After Hours Immurare and Censorship in the Arts 12/16/09

Target Wednesday After Hours Series Continues with Immurare and “Censorship in the Arts” panel

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum’s free monthly event series, Target Wednesday After Hours, continues with Immurare, the fall 2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts student exhibition, and a panel discussion entitled “Censoring the Arts” on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU, located at 10975 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199.

Twice annually, the graduating class of Bachelor of Fine Arts students at FIU’s School of Art & Art History present a series of works produced during their tenure at FIU. Immurare, curated by professor Pip Brant, is based on the 12th Century Latin/French word for confined within walls as first used byFrench author Godefroi de Leigni in his poem “Lancelot.” Lancelot was immured in a tower with no hope of escape; The BFA class of fall 2009 parallels Lancelot in their rebellion against confinement and search for purity and truth. The exhibition walk-thru will be Friday, Dec. 11 at 3:30pm.

Also this evening, “Censorship in the Arts,” a panel discussion, organized in collaboration with Phillip Church, FIU professor and director of the FIU Alternative Theatre, will take place at 7pm. Panelists include: Phillip M. Church, Moderator; Joseph Adler, Artistic Director, GableStage; Patrick de Bokay, Executive Director, Miami World Cinema Center; Marina Pareja, FIU Theatre Dept; Michael Yawney, FIU Assistant Professor, Resident Dramaturg.

Target has teamed up with The Frost Art Museum to sponsor an event series designed to complement The Frost’s exhibitions. These events give visitors the chance to meet contemporary artists and engage with controversial art, live music, talks, films, dance, and performance art, while providing an excellent opportunity to socialize with other people interested in the arts. For information on future Target Wednesday After Hours, please visit http://thefrost.fiu.edu/wah.htm

What: Target Wednesday After Hours: Immurare and “Censorship in the Arts” panel discussion
Where: The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
10975 SW 17 Street
Miami, FL 33199
When: Wednesday, December 16, 2009
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
More information at http://thefrost.fiu.edu or 305.348.2890

About the Frost Art Museum – Florida International University
The Frost Art Museum opened its current 46,000-square-foot state of the art building in November, 2008. Over 27,000 people have visited The Museum in its new building since its opening. Admission to The Museum is always free. Currently on view at The Frost Art Museum, The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, and l a c u n a i n t e s t i m o n y. The Frost is an AAM accredited museum and Smithsonian affiliate and is located at 10975 SW 17thSt across from the Blue garage and adjacent to the Wertheim Performing Arts Center on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday noon – 5 p.m. Closed on Mondays and most legal holidays. For more information, please visit http://thefrost.fiu.edu or call 305-348-2890.

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