Visions&Voices Fall 2009


Autumn Allberta

Theme Guides to selected programs from the Fall 2009 Visions & Voices program were created in partnership with USC Libraries faculty and staff.
Look for recommended books and readings on the people, performances and topics covered by these events.
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Photo: Bernard Spragg from New Zealand – Fish Creek Park "Autumn Alberta"

The Museum Series: The Getty Villa, Malibu (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
September 4, 2009
Topics in guide: TimeScape Room, Roman villa; Guide creator: Amy Navratil Ciccone.
August: Osage County (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
September 18, 2009
Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Tony production of Tracy Letts play finds Violet at the center of a family storm.
Additional topics in guide: Perspectives in American Litrature (PAL), American Theater; Guide creator: Felicia Palsson.
Voices for Justice: 200 Years of Latino Newspapers in the United States (Online Theme Guide: Research Guide) / (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
September 18, 2009
Discover the people and stories of U.S. Latino newspapers since 1808. Dean Ernest J. Wilson III  hosted a film screening with highlights from Voices for Justice: The Enduring Legacy of the Latino Press in the U.S.  Félix F. Gutiérrez, moderates a panel featuring Mónica Lozano,  Nicolás Kanellos, and Ray Telles. Organized by the USC Annenberg School for Communication. Co-sponsored by the Annenberg Latino Student Association, El Centro Chicano and the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity.
Additional topics in guide:  La Opinión,  Arte Público Press; ; Guide creator: Barbara Robinson.
The Museum Series: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
October 2, 2009
Additional topics in guide: MOCA Grand Avenue, Geffen Contemporary, Pacific Design Center, Arata Isozaki, Frank O. Gehry; Guide creator: Ruth Wallach.
Learning and Innovation: 21st-Century Model Making and Prototyping (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
October 7, 2009 - Panel discussion
October 11, 2009 - 3-D graphics workshop as part of the Get Your Hands Dirty festival
Zoz Brooks, Marty Doscher, Scott Easley, Mark Ganter, and Neil Leach (replacing Behrokh Khoshnevis) held a panel discussion on the new tools for fabrication, design and production featuring. Organized by Ann Page , the USC Roski School of Fine Arts and the USC School of Architecture.
Additional topics in guide: Three dimensional graphics, 2D, 3D, modeling; Guide creators: Sara R. Thompson, Emily Ross.
The Nuclear Express and the Prevention of Nuclear Terror, A Lecture by Thomas C. Reed (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
October 30, 2009
Thomas C. Reed, former Secretary of the Air Force and co-author of The Nuclear Express, will focus on nuclear proliferation. The folloiwng disussion will include Wayne Glass and Priya Vashishta. Co-sponsored by the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
Additional topics in guide: Bradford Disarmament Research Centre; USC Guide contributors: Robert Labaree, Najwa Hanel.
The Museum Series: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
October 30, 2009
Additional topics in guide: LACMA, Japanese Pavilion, Bruce Goff, Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM); Guide creator: Ruth Wallach.
The Metropolitan Opera Presents Aida in HD (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
November 1, 2009
Daniele Gatti conducts Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida with Violeta Urmana, Dolora Zajick, and Johan Botha in this satellite broadcast sponsored by the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Additional topics in guide: Camille du Locle, Mariette Bey, Antonio Ghislanzoni; Guide creator: Ross Scimeca. 
Art, Culture, and Politics: A Conversation with Shepard Fairey (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
November 4, 2009
Shepard Fairey, an artist, graphic designer and political and social activist, emerged from the skateboarding scene and created iconic images, like the Obama “HOPE” poster. Organized by Sarah Banet-Weiser.
Additional topics in guide: Obey Giant (, Alternative Press Index, Left Index; Guide creator: Avril Cunningham.
Dudamel Conducts Verdi's Requiem (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
November 8, 2009
Dudamel will conduct Verdi’s Requiem in Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and featured artists Leah Crocetto, soprano; Ekaterina Gubanova, Joseph Calleja, and John Relyea.
Additional topics in guide: Gustavo Dudamel, Giuseppe Verdi; Guide creator: Stephanie Bonjack.
An Evening with Isabel Allende (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
November 17, 2009
Isabel Allende, literary legend and social activist, will weave together her family history, her literary trailblazing and her uniquely forged insights on social justice, feminism and political and personal freedom. Her Isabel Allende Foundation promotes and preserves the fundamental rights of women and children to be empowered and protected. 
Additional topics in guide: President Salvador Allende, El plan infinito (The Infinite Plan), ; Guide creator: Barbara Robinson.
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Production of Love’s Labour’s Lost (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
November 21, 2009
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Company performs Shakespeare’s celebration of young love in Love’s Labour’s Lost.
Additional topics in guide: William Shakespeare, Anthony Anderson; Guide creator: Sophie Lesinska.