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Saturday, September 28

David Maisel: Proving Ground

Exhibition

In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media. Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical and biological weapons.

In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was granted access to Dugway Proving Ground. Through large-scaled photographs and video projection, Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm – in Maisel’s words, a “hidden, walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively, as a society.”

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is pleased to present this new body of work by Maisel, who was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Arts for the Proving Ground project.

MUSEUM HOURS:
Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-2pm
Sundays: closed

9/28 at 9:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Stream and Riparian Restoration

Special Event | Agriculture and Natural Resources

Come help us build BDA’s on East Canyon Creek! A Beaver Dam Analog (BDA) is a man-made structure designed to mimic the form and function of a natural beaver dam. This will be a fun outdoor project to help improve habitat and water quality! We are partnering with Wild Utah project. We will have some waders and boots to borrow, but people should bring their own boots if they have them (the stream isn't super deep). Kids 10+ are welcome to come along with a parent. We will do hands-on restoration work in streams. It’s a fun day outdoors and no experience is necessary.

Click here to sign up: https://www.wildutahproject.org/stream-and-riparian-restoration

9/28 at 9:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

The Robot Zoo

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! This exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Robot animals and hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. Great for ages 4 to adult.

Exhibit runs from September 14 to January 5
Wed – Fri | 10 – 5
Sat – Sun | 10 – 4

9/28 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection

Exhibition

Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños, artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.

Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

9/28 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Exhibition

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.
The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.
The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

9/28 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Sky Above, Earth Below: A History of Western Landscape Photography

Exhibition

“Sky Above, Earth Below” traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century, starting with early American photographers like Myra Albert Wiggins, Edward Curtis, and Karl Struss and concluding with contemporary photographers like Barry Andersen, Kimberly Anderson, Karalee Kuchar, and Charlotte Trolinger. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms) and contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

9/28 at 10:00 am | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

USU Homecoming

Special Event | Homecoming

As Homecoming approaches, students and the community alike look forward to all of these grand Aggie traditions This means football, tailgates, parades, A Day of Giving and good ol’ Aggie traditions. This year’s Homecoming Week begins Monday, September 22nd and goes through Saturday, September 28th. Utah State University first began the tradition of Homecoming on October 11, 1930, making this the 89th annual Aggie Homecoming event.
“Once an Aggie, Always an Aggie.”

9/28 at 10:30 am | More Info

The Block festival

Arts/Entertainment

"The Block transforms one city block into a cultural epicenter celebrating art forms of all kinds. For two days only, enjoy a diverse collection of films, art installations, live music and more. Come out and enjoy the creative passions of the community!

Films require a festival pass, which can be purchased at theblockfestival.org. Art exhibits and live musicians are free to enjoy.

9/28, All Day | Caine Lyric Theatre | More Info

Civics & Humanities for Non-Majors by Jeff Talbott

Arts/Entertainment

A commission from Montclair State’s New Works Initiative, this adventurous new play dives into campus life in two different times (2016, days before the presidential election, and 1976) as two student-formed political action groups attempt to draft by-laws. Conflicts arise as they discover that defining a governing identity within any group requires more than patience; it may just require a miracle. With humor and crackling dialogue, the play tackles what may be today’s biggest question: Is it possible to find common ground when no one seems to be listening?

9/28 at 2:00 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Black Box Theatre | More Info

2019 Utah Agricultural Products Barbecue

Special Event

Enjoy Utah corn, beef, dairy, pork, and more with the Aggie community before the Utah State football game. All proceeds go to CAAS student scholarships through the Utah Agricultural Leadership Endowment.

9/28 at 2:30 pm | More Info

Home to CHaSS Homecoming Reunion for CHaSS alumni, faculty, students and families

Special Event

The Home to CHaSS reunion welcomes alumni, students, professors and staff for an outdoor open house featuring live music, food, games for kids and booths from every department in the college. Hours for this open house-type event are 3-5 p.m. The Homecoming Game's kickoff is at 5:30 p.m.

9/28 at 3:00 pm | More Info

Civics & Humanities for Non-Majors by Jeff Talbott

Arts/Entertainment

This adventurous new play dives into campus life in two different times (2016, days before the presidential election, and 1976) as two student-formed political action groups attempt to draft by-laws. Conflicts arise as they discover that defining a governing identity within any group requires more than patience; it may just require a miracle. With humor and crackling dialogue, the play tackles what may be today’s biggest question: Is it possible to find common ground when no one seems to be listening?

9/28 at 7:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center, Black Box Theatre | More Info



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