Culture Watch: Recommendations from QC Libraries

Is your Netflix queue looking a little picked over? Not sure where you’ll find the next concert, play, or exhibit to inspire you? We have you covered! Here are some cultural recommendations, selected by QC librarian Leila Walker.

Finally, a personal recommendation I found (promptly disappearing down an internet rabbit hole), while compiling this post:

  • Contagious Cities Cultural Initiative. To understand the current pandemic in a broader historical context, spend some time with the Center for the Humanities’s revisiting of this 2018-2019 project, which addressed the topic of infectious disease through a variety of cultural programming. New York institutions involved in the project include the CUNY Graduate Center, The New York Public Library, and the Museum of the City of New York.

Wishing you enjoyable, incisive listening, viewing, and reading!

Opening Reception: Mathematical Art

Monday, December 16. 11AM-1PM.

Working with computational software, 3D printing, and their own creativity, QC students have been making an array of artwork under the direction of Professor Christopher Hanusa. Come meet the artists and check out their creations!

This event is on Level 3 of Rosenthal Library, near Room 300i.

Lecture: The Etymologies of Identity

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Rosenthal Library – Room 300i 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Presented by ARIA, The Association to Reunite Italian Americans at Queens College

Prof. Nicola Lucchi, Lecturer in the Department of European Languages and Literatures, will discuss Margherita Sarfatti’s 1937 travelogue. In particular, he will illustrate how Sarfatti, a major Italian intellectual and, at one point, Mussolini’s lover, considered the Italian American linguistic identity as an antidote to ideas of racial purity. This event is co-sponsored by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute.

Light refreshments will be served
For more information: A. de Luise, 718-997-3748
Prof. Lucchi’s current exhibition, Futurismo! The Italian Avant-Garde and its Cultural Impact, is currently on display in the Rosenthal Library Rotunda.