TONI SCOTT: DNA - BLOODLINES AND THE FAMILY OF MANKIND
The exhibition has been extended through October 15, 2015
The Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University is pleased to present Toni Scott's “DNA - BLOODLINES AND THE FAMILY OF MANKIND” the third exhibition of the Dame Jillian Sackler International Artists Exhibition Program.
In the United States her "Bloodlines" exhibitions dealt with her "maternal and paternal lineage and genealogical information and stories gathered from relatives." For China she will "expand the theme adding new dimensions inspired by recent DNA findings that forge together histories and relationships of Native Americans to the peoples of Asia and Africa."
In the main gallery, Toni Scott will create a slave boat, a 20 ft. long by 8 ft. high by 8 ft. wide floating vessel created with images of slaves, flooded with inner light that will cast the images of suffering onto the floor below. For the courtyard, one large and two smaller teepees are planned. Each teepee on the outside will be decorated in traditional Native American style, but the inside will showcase the past, the present and the future of Native American lives through writings by Native American children and people of all ages.
It will be a celebration of the human spirit and the will to live and prosper in a humane social and multi-cultural world.
The Dame Jillian Sackler International Artists Exhibition Program was established to bring talented international artists to the Sackler Museum at Beida. Artwork for this program must have cultural value in order to create an open dialogue between the work and the viewer. It is our mission to have exhibitions that are informative, exciting, interactive and most of all thought-provoking. The aim of this program is to create cross-cultural understanding and promote lasting relationships between peoples by bringing works by artists from diverse backgrounds to China.
Digital Media and Developing Minds
National Academy of Sciences
October 14 - 16, 2015; Irvine, CA
Organized by David Meyer, Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra and Jane Brown
Co-sponsored by Children AND Screens: The Institute of Digital Media and Child Development.
"The purpose of the colloquium is to a) identify and report on state-of-the-art research on the impact of digital media on developing minds; b) establish a dialogue between medical researchers and those in the social sciences who study media effects, educators, funders and industry and c) set the agenda for future research needed in order to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks to children and teens in the digital age."
For more information go to Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia