A collaborative investigation

Over the last four decades, Island Press, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, has earned a national reputation for publishing complex, large-scale prints and multiples that explore new materials and innovative techniques.

‘Does compassion exist?’

News is for fools. Kindness is a lie. Killing, to our animal nature, is simply enjoyable. Wallace Shawn’s “Aunt Dan and Lemon,” which the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences will stage April 13-22, explores the fragility of civilized society, and how easily cultured masks slip before the face of power.
Shakespeare at Olin

Shaking up business with the Bard

The second annual Shakespeare at Olin event April 15 will bring together jugglers, magicians and musicians evoking the Renaissance era, along with performances of the Bard’s works by community players and a reappearance of The Dean’s Players.
In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” Miguel’s love of music ultimately leads him to the Land of the Dead where he teams up with charming trickster Hector. Alumnus Chris Bernardi served as set supervisor on the movie. (© 2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.)

On an animated journey

One of the many skilled artisans behind the enchanting visuals in Pixar movies is alumnus Chris Bernardi. On the Oscar Award–winning “Coco,” Bernardi served as set supervisor, leading a team of designers who beautifully bring to life a boy’s dream against the backdrop of Mexico’s Day of the Dead.

Breakfast with Ovid

John and Penelope Biggs met in Latin class. Six decades later, their love for classics is still going strong. In April, leading scholars from around the country will present their work as part of the Biggs Family Residency Reunion.

Finding ‘Common Ground’

When words fail and argument falls short, art and performance can help reframe important questions. On March 24, three campus choreographers will explore issues of culture, identity and social justice in the dance concert “Common Ground.”