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The Future of Video Games: Race, Play, and the Speculative Imagination

Clark University, Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons - 2nd Floor 36 Maywood Street, Worcester, MA

  In this talk, which is written as a love letter, Professor TreaAndrea M. Russworm (she/her) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst examines different modalities of Black cultural life—hip hop, Blaxploitation film, popular fiction, and simulation games—as spatial-speculative tools for playing in a broken world. What can Black speculative thinking teach us about navigating the […]

CANCELED: American Roadsides Conversation Café – Part 2 of Celebrating Frank Armstrong

Fitchburg Art Museum 185 Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA

Seward, Alaska 2015 by Frank Armstrong   We regret to announce that this event has been canceled due to unexpected circumstances. Fitchburg Art Museum hopes to reschedule the conversation café with Frank Armstrong at a later date, and we will announce future plans as they evolve. We appreciate your understanding and your continued support of […]

Frank Conversations: Part 1 of Celebrating Frank Armstrong

Clark University, Traina Center for the Arts 92 Downing Street, Worcester, MA

Image courtesy of Stephen DiRado   Frank Armstrong is an important American landscape photographer whose work over six decades has revealed aspects of the American character by focusing on interactions between material culture and the grandeur—and banality—of landscapes across our country. Frank’s teaching is integral to his practice. He has spent the last twenty-one years […]

Sponsored by: ClarkArts

The Fitchburg Art Museum and Community Service

Clark University, Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons - 2nd Floor 36 Maywood Street, Worcester, MA

In the 21st century, American art museums are facing new challenges that demand significant institutional change. To ensure ongoing relevance, museums are being asked to be more responsive to, and reflective of, their immediate communities. The Fitchburg Art Museum (FAM) in Fitchburg, Massachusetts has become a leader in this work. Director and Clark University alumnus […]

Sponsored by: Higgins School of Humanities

Magic Lanterns: Exhibit Opening and Reception

Wednesday, February 20 at 4:30 p.m. Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons 36 Maywood Street, Worcester, MA 01603 Photography holds a particular power to reveal that which many in our culture are blind to, especially when viewed from within the culture of privilege. For the past five years, Brian Ulrich (Rhode Island School of Design) has […]