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2014 Granville Candlelight Walking Tour

December 6th, 2014 by Megan Hancock

Granville Candlelight Walking Tour
1:00-7:00pm
Denison Museum, Burke Hall
Free and open to the public.

There is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than in the quaint, New England-style village of Granville. This year marks the 28th Anniversary that the Village of Granville has entertained thousands of visitors and residents at the Christmas Candlelight Walking Tour.

Stroll along the streets lined with live Christmas trees aglow with sparkling lights and hundreds of luminaries. Find special gifts at unique shops, and dine in a variety of restaurants. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, holiday music at area churches, or visit our museums and businesses that host special events.

The Denison Museum will have special tours for families, seek and finds, and a hands-on art making station. Stop by and warm up with a cup of coffee, tea, cider, and a cookie. **Special Tour of INHERITANCE: Stories of Memory and Discovery with artist Leslie Starobin at 2:00pm**

Check out the full schedule of events. 2014 Candlelight Walking Tour Website

Yesterday’s Objects and Tomorrow’s Objects: Remembering the Past and Envisioning the Future

November 13th, 2014 by Megan Hancock

Chowder Hour Talk

11:30-12:30pm
Thursday, November 13th
Denison Museum, Burke Hall

Frank Hassebrock
Department of Psychology,Faculty Fellow for Learning and Teaching, Denison University

What are the keepsakes that you have carried with you over the years? A childhood teddy bear? A first-place medal from a track meet in high school? A picture of you and your brother playing in the ocean as kids? Your grandfather’s favorite deck of playing cards? These objects are examples of keepsakes that adults report using as cues for remembering rich, vivid, and emotional memories of experiences, people, and places. Do men and women, as well as younger and older adults, keep different types of objects, and thus recall different kinds of memories of the past? In this talk, I will present some of my research which has investigated how our memories associated with keepsakes, souvenirs, and mementos shape our identity and self-concept, social interactions with others, and emotional responses. In addition, I will report on the types of keepsakes that people predict they will obtain and keep in the future as they age. Are these potential keepsakes a window for envisioning our future memories as well as our future selves?

Lunch is provided, RSVP required.
RSVP to Cookie Sunkle
Asst to Dir,The Gilpatrick Ctr
sunkle@denison.edu
(740)587-6573

Art21: Legacy

October 28th, 2014 by Megan Hancock

Tuesday, October 28th
Episode: Legacy
7:00pm
Slayter Auditorium, Denison University
Free and open to the public
popcorn and soda provided.

Art21 has come to Denison! Enjoy watching season 7 prior to the nationwide premiere. Watch and learn about artists featured in the series as they demonstrate the breath of artistic practice across the United States.

Each episode will have a short discussion panel comprised of Junior and Senior Studio Art and Art History majors along with special alumni guests.

Art21 video trailer

Expressing Memories of Atrocity: Words, Images, and the Things People Carry

October 23rd, 2014 by Megan Hancock

Thursday, October 23rd
7:00-8:00pm
Burke Hall, Denison Museum

Dr. Robert N. Kraft
Professor of Psychology, Otterbein University

Beginning in the late 1970s, Holocaust archives began videotaping the oral testimony of Holocaust survivors. Housed in these archives are uniquely authored accounts of traumatic memory: thousands of hours of unconstrained recall from individuals who lived through extended atrocity. These archives then document the recall of personal experiences in the context of larger historical events.
As a psychologist, I study oral testimony of Holocaust survivors to understand memory for atrocity and its aftermath and to characterize the persistent influence of such memory on the lives of the survivors. Unlike the topographic summaries of trauma in large correlational studies or the distant approximations in the laboratory, qualitative study of Holocaust testimony discloses what resides within each person: the phenomenology of the tormented. One goal of this research is to generalize the findings on the psychology of Holocaust survivors to other groups of people, including the survivors of widespread atrocities in Rwanda, Guatemala and Darfur.
Drawing on close observation of more than 130 Holocaust testimonies at the Fortunoff Video Archive at Yale University, this presentation outlines how atrocity is remembered, how it shapes the lives of the survivors, and how it is communicated to others. The presentation integrates Leslie Starobin’s exhibition, focusing on still-life montage as an effective method for representing the conflict between rupture and continuity.
Notably, the Holocaust testimony reveals two levels of representation: core memory and narrative memory. Core memory consists of representations of the original phenomenal experience – vivid perceptual images, deeply-felt emotions, and bodily sensations – which are then integrated into episodic narratives, creating memory’s second level. The core memories of atrocity are extraordinarily persistent; recent memories do not weaken or conceal them and time does not diminish their potency.
Some survivors remain silent all their lives. Others reveal their memories only reluctantly, later in life. Still others translate their private memories of horror in public gatherings, narrating the traumatic events to memorialize the lives of those who were murdered. In such cases, narrating memory ascribes meaning not to the past suffering and not to the memories themselves but to the function of memory. No longer meant to be hidden, memory is meant to be communicated: to educate others and to document the lives of those who were murdered. Ultimately, archives of oral testimony serve two functions: as a resource for scholarship and as a form of commemoration.

Learn more about Robert Kraft and his work on his website

Art21: Investigation

October 21st, 2014 by Megan Hancock

Tuesday, October 21st
Episode: Investigation
7:00pm
Slayter Auditorium, Denison University
Free and open to the public
popcorn and soda provided.

Art21 has come to Denison! Enjoy watching season 7 prior to the nationwide premiere. Watch and learn about artists featured in the series as they demonstrate the breath of artistic practice across the United States.

Each episode will have a short discussion panel comprised of Junior and Senior Studio Art and Art History majors along with special alumni guests.

Art21 video trailer

Art21: Fiction

October 14th, 2014 by Megan Hancock

Tuesday, October 14th
Episode: Fiction
7:00pm
Slayter Auditorium, Denison University
Free and open to the public
popcorn and soda provided.

Art21 has come to Denison! Enjoy watching season 7 prior to the nationwide premiere. Watch and learn about artists featured in the series as they demonstrate the breath of artistic practice across the United States.

Each episode will have a short discussion panel comprised of Junior and Senior Studio Art and Art History majors along with special alumni guests.

Art21 video trailer

Art21: Secrets

October 7th, 2014 by Megan Hancock

Tuesday, October 7th
Episode: Secrets
7:00pm
Slayter Auditorium, Denison University
Free and open to the public
popcorn and soda provided.

Art21 has come to Denison! Enjoy watching season 7 prior to the nationwide premiere. Watch and learn about artists featured in the series as they demonstrate the breath of artistic practice across the United States.

Each episode will have a short discussion panel comprised of Junior and Senior Studio Art and Art History majors along with special alumni guests.

Art21 video trailer

Fall 2014 Exhibition Reception

September 11th, 2014 by Megan Hancock

Join us as we celebrate the Fall 2014 Denison Museum exhibitions of Curiosity and Inheritance: Stories of Memory and Discovery with an Ice cream social! Stop by to see the new art and stick around for live music, art making, and a tasty treat.

FREE and open to the public.
Thursday, September 11th
4:30pm-7:00pm
Burke Hall, Denison Museum

Earth Week Photo/Video Contest

April 22nd, 2014 by Megan Hancock

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CONTEST RUNNING APRIL 1- APRIL 22,2014

1) SNAP YOUR PICTURE or VIDEO
Take a photo or video of all things GREEN between April 1-22.
Topics could include but are not limited to: energy & water conservation, recycling, composting, buying local, reusing, and consumption.

2) POST YOUR ENTRY
Set your profile to public, then post your photo or video on Instagram, Vine, Facebook, or Twitter.

3)TAG YOUR ENTRY
#GreenRev

4) VOTE TO WIN
Go to the Denison Museum Facebook page and VOTE for your favorite photo or video.
Winners Announced Earth Day!

Check it out: http://bit.ly/1gCb80u

Submit your Photo(s) or Video(s) April 1-22.
Vote online. (Denison Museum Facebook Page)
The winners will be announced Earth Day, April 22.

Prizes:
First Place will win a $50 gift certificate to Day y Noche
Second Place will win a $25 gift certificate to Day y Noche.
Third Place will win a $10 gift certificate to Whit’s.
*Additional awards given for the especially creative.

Rules:
1. Photos and Videos must be PG
2. You may submit more than one photo or video
3. If filming others, you must have their permission before posting

Family Day Festival

April 5th, 2014 by Denison Museum

Family day panel
Saturday, April 5, 2014
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Denison Museum (Burke Hall)
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This fun filled, child friendly event will feature the museum ‘Green Revolution’ exhibit as well as demonstrations, story time, a drum circle, and engaging hands on art making activities for all ages focusing on creating treasured objects from recyclables and awareness of an individuals impact on the Earth, or Green Footprint. Family Day is free and open to the public with adjacent free parking. Light refreshments will be served. Rediscover the Denison Museum and get an early start on Earth Day!

This version of Green Revolution is based on an exhibition originally created by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago and its Black Creativity Council and is made available by Smithsonian Institution Traveling Service.

Family Day Festival is made possible with:
Carolyn Knox, Fiber Artist
Licking County Local Food Council
Granville Public Library

“It was like a treasure hunt! (Referring to her work rehousing the Museum’s African collection)”

— Kristine Mallinson ’15