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Hidden Symmetries, an exhibition featuring pre-Columbian art is on display at the Simons Center Gallery now through September 12. An opening reception and lectures will be held on Tuesday, July 31. The exhibition includes 21 beautiful textiles and two amazing pieces of pottery that date mostly from the late pre-Columbian civilizations, courtesy of SBU Professor Tony Phillips’ collection of mathematical textiles. This art was created by established and sophisticated cultures that thrived throughout the Americas. Event Schedule 11 am: Introductions by Luis Álvarez-Gaumé, Director of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics (SCGP). Film (30 minutes) and Lecture: “‘Labyrinths and…

The Long Island State Veterans Home presents a Concert Under the Stars featuring the West Point Concert Band and Laser Light Show on Thursday, August 16, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Long Island State Veterans Home, 100 Patriots Road in Stony Brook. Schedule of Events 6:30 pm: Opening Performer, Tommy Sullivan from Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge 7:30 pm to 9 pm: The West Point Concert Band 9:15 pm: Laser Light Show Arrive early. This is a free, outdoor concert; rain or shine. Bring your blankets, chairs and the whole family. Food vendors will be on-site.…

The Female Persuasion, the newest novel by New York Times-bestselling author Meg Wolitzer, was released this spring into a world very different from the one she imagined when she started writing it four years ago. Wolitzer, who’s also a Stony Brook Southampton MFA faculty member, said she had anticipated a different outcome of the 2016 election. Also, at the time she penned the novel, the #MeToo movement didn’t yet exist. Yet both real-world events have made her story of Greer Kadetsky, a female college student angered when a frat boy gropes her, and Faith Frank, the feminist mentor Greer idolizes,…

This week aspiring novelist Emily Gilbert of Amagansett will be getting news she’s been striving toward for a year. “I’ll be meeting with an agent who will give me feedback about my literary novel,” said Gilbert, who earned her MFA in creative writing and literature at Stony Brook Southampton Graduate Arts in 2015. “I’ve been working on it under the mentorship of novelist Scott Cheshire, who has given me really good and solid advice.” Both Gilbert and Cheshire are among the 150 professional and aspiring writers appearing on the Southampton campus July 11 for the 43rd Southampton Writers Conference, as…

Looking for something to do on Long Island this summer? Head to the Hamptons and visit the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, run by the Stony Brook Foundation. The museum is open from May through October, Thursday to Saturday. Guided tours will be given at noon, 2 pm and 4 pm by reservation. Reserve your ticket here. Admission for Pollock-Krasner House members and for SUNY/CUNY faculty, staff and students is free. All other adults are $5 and children under 12 are free. Visit the website or call (631) 324-4929 for more information. Special Events Lichtenstein Lectures The summer lecture series kicks off on…

Sidney Outlaw owns a formidable résumé : he’s a world-famous baritone, an international diplomat and a doctoral student in the Department of Music in Stony Brook’s College of Arts and Sciences. Outlaw has been lauded by The New York Times as a “terrific singer” with a “deep, rich timbre,” and by the San Francisco Chronicle as an “opera powerhouse” with a “weighty and forthright” sound. The 2010 grand prize winner of the Concurso Internacional de Canto Montserrat Caballe, Sidney most recently added a GRAMMY nomination to his list of accomplishments, for the Naxos Records recording of Darius Milhaud’s 1922 opera trilogy, L’Orestie d’Eschyle, in which…

Presented in conjunction with the Stony Brook Film Festival, “Faces & Places: Photographs from the Kellerman Family” features more than 60 color and black-and-white photographs by well-known documentary and fine art photographers. The exhibition opens Thursday, July 19, at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, located on the first floor of Staller Center, with a reception the following evening, Friday, July 20, from 5 pm to 7 pm. The gallery is open weekday afternoons from 12 pm to 4 pm and every evening of the Film Festival, which runs from July 19 through July 28 at Staller Center. The exhibition will open again on August 27 and run through September 27. Hours in…

The Stony Brook Film Festival has always been about great storytelling. This year’s festival, which is in its 23rd year and running from July 19 to July 28, is no exception. “The Stony Brook Film Festival is about great films from the U.S. and around the world,” said Alan Inkles, founder and director of the Stony Brook Film Festival and director of the Staller Center for the Arts. “As in years past, we have all genres covered in the festival, from strong narratives and documentaries to comedies, thrillers and even science fiction.” Bookending the festival’s opening and closing nights are hard-hitting…

The 2018 Diversity Day and Strawberry Festival once again brought together people from different backgrounds for a day of celebration and togetherness. Held on a sunny afternoon on Wednesday, May 2, the festivities included music and dance performances, creative arts, and other events featuring student organizations and individual students at the Diversity Day Cultural Showcase. At the Strawberry Festival, a delicious array of strawberry-inspired treats — from fresh strawberries to decadent desserts — were enjoyed by students, faculty and staff. View images from the Strawberry Festival, taken by photographer John Griffin, below.

Six short plays written and performed by local middle school students will be presented at Stony Brook Southampton’s Avram Theater on Saturday, May 12, at 7 p.m. as the culminating event of the 2018 Young Artists and Writers Project (YAWP) Middle School Playwriting program. Playwrights for the festival were drawn from YAWP playwriting classes at Bridgehampton, Pierson, Ross School, and Shelter Island. Tickets to the performance are free. For reservations and more information, email william.chandler@stonybrook.edu. The Middle School Playwrights Festival represents a collaboration between student playwrights, actors and designers who have been taught and mentored by theater and writing professionals…

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