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BabsonARTS conversations showcase dynamic speakers ranging from prominent arts leaders to literary luminaries. They discuss their work and share their insights, engaging with the audience in an intimate setting.​

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Thursday, February 05, 2015

  • Starship Troopers
    Starship Troopers Full Details [X]
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    BabsonARTS welcomes Seth Gilliam, known for his television roles in “The Walking Dead” and “The Wire”, as well as for films such as “Starship Troopers” and “Courage Under Fire”. The Babson community will have an opportunity to meet Seth, and see him perform both in person and on film.

    Starship Troopers / Film screening and Q&A
    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 7 P.M.
    Carling-Sorenson Theater

    Set in the distant future, Starship Troopers (1997) follows a young soldier’s exploits in the Mobile Infantry, a futuristic military unit, against the backdrop of an interstellar war. The film, directed by Paul Verhoeven and
    featuring Seth Gilliam in the role of Sugar Watkins, was nominated for a Best Visual Effects Academy Award. The film screening will be preceded by a conversation with Steven Maler and Seth Gilliam.

    Support provided by the Malcolm K. Stearns ’81
    Memorial Film Society Fund.
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  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Tags: Arts & Culture:Speaker / Discussion

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

  • Arts & Business Conversation: Adam Gold
    Arts & Business Conversation: Adam Gold Full Details [X]
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Babson Campus - Sorenson Center for the Arts - Upper Lobby
    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 5 P.M.

    Adam Gold, MBA M’11, is an entrepreneur and the founder of Gold Gallery in Boston’s South End. Drawing from his personal history of collecting art from galleries around the world, he created a space that offers visitors the chance to explore different genres of artwork from various points in each artist’s career. The atmosphere welcomes curiosity, encourages inquiry, and generates interest in the art market in Boston and beyond.

    Arts & Business Conversations feature prominent arts leaders discussing the challenges of leadership in the arts and entertainment world. Conversations take place in the upper lobby of the Carling-Sorenson Theater, and lunch is provided. Sponsored by North Hill.

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  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Sorenson Center for the Arts - Upper Lobby
  • Tags: Arts & Culture:Speaker / Discussion

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

  • Fred D'Aguiar
    Fred D'Aguiar Full Details [X]
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Presented by the Charles D. and Marjorie J. Thompson Visiting Poet Series
    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 7 P.M.
    Carling-Sorenson Theater

    Poet, novelist and playwright Fred D’Aguiar was born in London in 1960 to Guyanese parents, and now serves as Gloria D. Smith Professor of Africana Studies at Virginia Tech. D’Aguiar’s first collection of poetry, Mama Dot, was published to wide acclaim in 1985, and established his reputation as one of the finest British poets of his generation. Among his other works are Bill of Rights (1998), a long narrative poem about the 1979 Jonestown massacre. 

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  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Tags: Arts & Culture:Speaker / Discussion

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

  • Taylor Mali
    Taylor Mali Full Details [X]
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Babson Campus - Sorenson Center for the Arts
    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 7 P.M.
    Sorenson Center

    Taylor Mali is one of the best-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement, and is one of the few people in the world to have no job other than that of “poet.” Articulate, accessible, passionate, and downright funny, Mali studied drama in Oxford with members of The Royal Shakespeare Company and puts those skills of presentation to work in all his performances.

    Sponsored by the Arts and Humanities and History and Society Divisions

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  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Sorenson Center for the Arts
  • Tags: Arts & Culture:Speaker / Discussion

Thursday, February 26, 2015

  • Khalil Gibran Muhammad: “Resegregation in...
    Khalil Gibran Muhammad: “Resegregation in Post–Civil Rights America” Full Details [X]
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Babson Campus - Sorenson Center for the Arts - Carling-Sorenson Theater
    Martin Luther King Legacy Day Keynote Address
    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 5 P.M.
    RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING TO FOLLOW
    Carling-Sorenson Theater

    Khalil Gibran Muhammad is the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research division of the New York Public Library and one of the world’s leading research facilities dedicated to the history of the African diaspora. He is the author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, which won the 2011 John Hope Franklin Best Book award in American Studies, and is a contributing author of a 2014 National Research Council study, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences.

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  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Sorenson Center for the Arts - Carling-Sorenson Theater
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Thursday, March 05, 2015

  • Arts & Business Conversation: Preston Whit...
    Arts & Business Conversation: Preston Whiteway Full Details [X]
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Babson Campus - Sorenson Center for the Arts - Upper Lobby
    THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 12:30 P.M.

    Preston Whiteway is executive director of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, an award-winning regional theater company located in Waterford, Connecticut. The Center is both a producing theater and a renowned training institute, and has played an enormous role in shaping the American theater landscape—its artists, the canon of work, and innovating new forms.

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  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Sorenson Center for the Arts - Upper Lobby
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

  • The El Paso Kid
    The El Paso Kid Full Details [X]
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Self-portraits by Raul Gonzalez
    EXHIBITION ON VIEW: MARCH 25–MAY 5
    ARTIST TALK AND RECEPTION:
    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 5 P.M.
     Hollister Gallery

    Raul Gonzalez grew up going back and forth between El Paso, Texas—his birthplace—and Ciudad Juarez, across the border in Mexico. He reflects on his life in La Frontera (“The Border”), an environment that is most often unrepresented and unseen, through self -portraits that integrate imagery from the old-time West, cartoons, cultural stereotypes, and art history.

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  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Tags: Arts & Culture:Speaker / Discussion

Friday, March 27, 2015

  • Arts & Business Conversation: Anne Hamburg...
    Arts & Business Conversation: Anne Hamburger Full Details [X]
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Babson Campus - Sorenson Center for the Arts - Upper Lobby
    FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 12:30 P.M.

    Anne Hamburger, executive producer of the multimedia show Basetrack Live (page 7), is a cultural entrepreneur and the president of En Garde Arts, a company that creates and produces site-specific theater and multimedia experiences. Earlier in her career, she was executive vice president of Walt Disney Creative Entertainment, where she spearheaded the creative development of all the major stage shows, parades, and daytime and nighttime spectacles for all Disney’s theme parks worldwide. 

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  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Sorenson Center for the Arts - Upper Lobby
  • Tags: Arts & Culture:Speaker / Discussion

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

  • Arts & Business Conversation: Barbara Stro...
    Arts & Business Conversation: Barbara Strongin Full Details [X]
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Babson Campus - Sorenson Center for the Arts - Upper Lobby
    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 12:30 P.M.

    Barbara Strongin currently serves as director of administration at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, where she teaches the Auction Business course. She is a 34-year veteran of the fine art auction industry. Prior to her current position at Sotheby’s, she served as a senior executive at Christie’s flagship New York auction house. 

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  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Sorenson Center for the Arts - Upper Lobby
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Starship Troopers

Set in the distant future, Starship Troopers (1997) follows a young soldier’s exploits in the Mobile Infantry, a futuristic military unit, against the backdrop of an interstellar war. The film, directed by Paul Verhoeven and featuring Seth Gilliam in the role of Sugar Watkins, was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Visual Effects. The film screening will be preceded by a conversation with Steven Maler and Seth Gilliam. Learn more »​​​​​​​​​​​