Gallery of Art to host Friday-evening events

This fall, the Gallery of Art will present a series of special Friday-evening events — including films, lectures, tours, concerts and artists’ talks — designed to complement its two fall exhibitions, Influence 150: 150 Years of Shaping a City, a Nation, the World and Inscriptions of Time/Topographies of History: The Photographs of Alan Cohen.

All events begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

• Lectures: An evening with comic-book artists Charles Burns and Gary Panter will be Sept. 27. Architectural historian Iain Boyd Whyte will speak on “Expressionist Architecture” Oct. 2. And Stephen Murray, director of Columbia University’s Visual Media Center, will address “The Digital Cathedral: New Media and the Spaces of Medieval Architecture” at 6 p.m. Nov. 18.

• Film: In July (2000), directed by Fatih Akin, will be shown Sept. 19 in Brown Hall, Room 100. Lone Star (1996), directed by John Sayles, will be presented Oct. 17.

• Music: “Borders and Boundaries in 20th Century Music” Oct. 24 will be performed by Silvian Iticovici (violin), Paul Garritson (clarinet) and Jared Hartt, Maryse Carlin and Seth Carlin (piano). Also, “19th and 20th Century Popular American Song” will be presented Nov. 7.

• Tours: Docent-led exhibition tours will be Sept. 12, Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 31 and Nov. 21.

• Friday Forum series: Gallery of Art Director Mark S. Weil and Curator Sabine Eckmann will speak on “Collecting Patterns; The History of the Washington University Gallery of Art” Oct. 10. Lutz Koepnick, guest curator of Inscriptions of Time, will host a discussion with photographer Alan Cohen Nov. 14.

Both talks are preceded by receptions at 6:30 p.m. Cost, which includes wine and appetizers, is $10 each, or $15 for both events. Space is limited.

For more information, call 935-5490.

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