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Upcoming Events

December 1, 2021

Ordinary Notes: On the (Un)Making of Black Meanings

December 1, 2021 at 3:00pm4:00pm EST

Virtual (See event details)

Christina Sharpe (York University, Toronto) Renowned scholar Christina Sharpe delivers a lecture on the various Black meanings embedded in the “ordinary” notes that compose Black Life. Offering a…

December 2, 2021

P. Gabrielle Foreman appears in orange sweater smiling and with hands clapped together

Sankofa Imperatives, Black Women, and the Archival Turn

December 2, 2021 at 4:00pm5:15pm EST

Virtual (See event details)

Gabrielle Foreman suggests that the 1864 national convention held in Syracuse should be understood as a centerpiece of the seven-decades movement for Black rights, justice, and dignity.

February 3, 2022

artist Pixy Liao sings into microphone while partner Takahiro Morooka strums guitar

Futari (Two Persons) Exhibition Reception

February 3, 2022 at 5:00pm7:00pm EST

Light Work, Gallery and Virtual (See event details)

The opening of Pixy Liao's "Futari" exhibition at Light Work includes a musical performance by the artist’s band PIMO, a musical and art collective by Liao and partner Takahiro Morooka.

February 7, 2022

Breaking Conventions: Examining Our Streets, Culture, and Stories

February 7, 2022 at 5:30pm7:30pm EST

Community Folk Art Center

Syracuse Stage welcomes Juhanna Rogers–a playwright, director, and activist, and vice president of racial equity and social impact at CenterState CEO– to lead this creative hand-on…

February 15, 2022

artist pixy liao

Artist Talk: Pixy Liao

February 15, 2022 at 6:00pm7:30pm EST

Virtual (See event details)

Pixy Liao (Brooklyn, NY) Artist Pixy Liao presents a Zoom webinar describing her work in photography, video, sculpture and music. Liao is interested in what happens when a man and woman flip the…

February 22, 2022

Isaac Butler

The Method: How the 20th Century Learned to Act

February 22, 2022 at 5:30pm7:00pm EST

Newhouse 3, Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium

Author and journalist Isaac Butler explores how the "The Method" approach to stage performance in the early 20th century revolutionized the art and created a new template for the emerging film format.

February 23, 2022

small group sits and chats in a circle at Lacasita Cultural Center

Engaging Urban Communities: Rebounding from COVID-19 and the New ‘Normal’

February 23, 2022 at 6:00pm7:30pm EST

La Casita Cultural Center and Virtual (See event details)

Tere Paniagua (LaCasita) Brice Nordquist (Syracuse University) Emma Ticio (Syracuse University) Elisa Morales (La Liga) Shaquia Williams (La Liga) Christian Andino Borrero (La Casita) Zakery…

February 25, 2022

Conventions of Care: Photographs and Poetry by the 2021 Narratio Fellows

February 25, 2022 at 6:00pm8:00pm EST

Everson Museum of Art

Ahmed Badr (Narratio Founding Director) Stefano Castro (2021 Narratio Artist-in-Residence) Khadija Mohamed (2021 Narratio Artist-in-Residence) Featuring Narratio Fellows from local high schools…

February 28, 2022

Disrupting Conventions: Creating a Future with Housing for All

February 28, 2022 at 5:30pm7:30pm EST

Community Folk Art Center

Concluding a 4-part series hosted by Syracuse Stage, this interactive workshop led by theater artists Mark Valdez and Ashley Sparks guides participants to build a collective daydream for the…

April 12, 2022

Drawing Repurposed: Sketching a Path to Self-Reflection and Social Justice

April 12, 2022 at 5:00pm7:00pm EDT

Bird Library, 114

All are welcome to (re)discover drawing as a means to (self) reflection.

April 13, 2022

Seeing with the Possibility of Being Changed, Drawing as Meditation: A Hands-On Workshop

April 13, 2022 at 11:00am12:30pm EDT

Bird Library

In complement to his public lecture (April 12), Grant offers a focused session on use of drawing as a means to self reflection. Whether you are an artist or haven’t drawn since elementary school,…

April 21, 2022

film still of graffit'd wall and rubber gloved hands in foreground holding an object

What’s on the earth is in the stars; and what’s in the stars is on the earth

April 21, 2022 at 6:30pm9:00pm EDT

401 Harrison Street, Syracuse

Urban Video Project hosts an experimental lecture by multimedia artist Suzanne Kite exploring how artificial intelligence reproduces colonial logics vs. Lakota understandings of the Good Way.