This Week at SJC Annapolis

Here are some events happening March 23 to 29 on the Annapolis campus. To see more programs and events, click here.

Students: Check your SJC e-mail for the weekly calendar that lists information about activities, clubs, math and writing assistance, and more.

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Mitchell Gallery Hosts Lecture

An Ear for Music, an Eye for Art: Selections from the Ahmet Ertegün Collection

March 11 – April 19, 2015

On March 24, Frank Verpoorten, director and chief curator of the Baker Museum, will discuss the exhibition in "More than Music: The Ahmet Ertegün Collection at Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum" at 5:30 p.m. in the Conversation Room, across from the gallery. Limited seating. Please call 410-626-2556 for reservations.

This exhibition presents modernist works from the Baker Museum’s largest and most significant single collection, amassed by the late Ahmet Ertegün (St. John’s College, A44), the Turkish American musician and business man best known as the founder and president of Atlantic Records.

Throughout his impressive career, Ertegün built an extraordinary collection of pre-1940 American abstract art that reflects his inimitable approach to assembling subjects and themes. Works by Werner Drewes, John Ferren, Vaclav Vytlacil, Dwinell Grant, Ilya Bolotowsky, Burgoyne Diller and Albert Swinden, among others, will be included.

Organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum.

Upcoming Events at The Mitchell Gallery

March 26 Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the “Ahmet Ertegün Collection” followed by a discussion of “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” by James Joyce, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The meeting will be led by Barbara Goyette, vice president of St. John’s College. The discussion will be on chapters 1-4. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2556.

March 29 20th Century: Annapolis Institutional Architecture (United States Naval Academy) from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Conversation Room in Mellon Hall at St. John's College. Sara Phillips, architect of the United States Naval Academy, and James W. Cheevers, senior curator of the United States Naval Academy Museum, will discuss the U.S. Naval Academy campus, followed by an optional walking tour of the Academy Yard, weather permitting. Registration is required. The cost is $30 per lecture, and admission is by ticket only. Driver's license identification required for walking tour to USNA.

March 31 Seminar. St. John’s tutor David Townsend and artist Ebby Malmgren will lead a seminar related to the exhibition at 7 p.m. Space is limited. Registration is required. Call 410-626-2556 to register.

April 8 Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “Ahmet Ertegün Collection” from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

April 19 Sunday Afternoon Tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Ahmet Ertegün Collection” at 3 p.m.

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Frank Verpoorten, director and chief curator of the Baker Museum

Lecture at St. John’s College Explores Newton’s “Principia”

Mary Domski, professor, University of New Mexico, will give a lecture titled “The Deduction of Truth from Phenomena in Isaac Newton’s ‘Principia Mathematica’” at St. John’s College. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on Friday, March 27 at 8 p.m.

Domski’s lecture will address Isaac Newton’s celebrated claim from his renowned text, the General Scholium (1713), that in his “experimental philosophy,” he does not “feign hypotheses” but instead “deduces” propositions “from the phenomena.”

Domski received her Ph.D. from Indiana University. She is a professor of philosophy at the University of New Mexico, where she joined the faculty in 2005.

Upcoming Friday Night Lectures:

April 3 “The Life of Cordelia” by Michael McShane, professor, Carthage College

April 10 “Aristotle on the Arno, Plato on the Thames: Prudence, Performance, and Probability in the ‘Decameron’ and the ‘Canterbury Tales,’” by Robert Hanning, professor emeritus, Columbia University

April 17 “‘In Want of a Wife…’ or a Husband, in ‘Pride and Prejudice,’” by Susan Paalman, St. John’s College tutor