Established in 1977 through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth F. Montgomery (Dartmouth Class of '25), the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Endowment was created "to provide for the advancement of the academic realm of the College in ways that will significantly add to the quality and character thereof, making possible major new dimensions for, as well as extraordinary enrichment to, the educational experience offered primarily to undergraduate students within the Dartmouth community."
Klaus J. Milich
April 6- June 3
Thomas Allen Harris
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Discussion follows with Montgomery Fellow Thomas Allen Harris.
Monday, May 9, 2016
Dartmouth Hall, Rm 105
Free and Open to the public
Thomas Allen Harris, an award-winning Director, is the President of Chimpanzee Productions, Inc. a company dedicated to producing unique audio-visual experiences that illuminate the Human Condition and the search for identity, family, and spirituality, including feature length films, performances and live multimedia productions.
Harris’s deeply personal and innovative films - Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014), Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela (2005), E Minha Cara/That’s My Face (2001), VINTAGE – Families of Value (1995), - have received critical acclaim at International film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, FESPACO, Outfest, Flaherty, Cape Town and Melbourne Arts Festival and have been broadcast on PBS, the Sundance Channel, ARTE, as well as CBC, Swedish Broadcasting Network and New Zealand Television. His performance-based videos have been featured at museums and galleries including the MoMA, Whitney Museum of American Art’s 1995 Biennial, Corcoran Gallery, Reina Sophia, the Long Beach Museum of Art and London Institute of the Arts.
In 2009, Harris and his team launched the transmedia community engagement project, Digital Diaspora Family Reunion LLC (1world1family.me), a performance-based touring Roadshow, and a virtual gathering space, where individuals are invited to explore and share the rich and revealing narratives found within their family photo albums. Working in partnership with museums, festivals, senior and youth centers, educational institutions, libraries and cultural arts spaces, Digital Diaspora creates communal linkages affirming our common humanity while privileging the voices of people whose stories have often been absented, marginalized or overlooked. Harris is currently working on several Digital Diaspora inspired projects including Remember Me: The Family Album Project – a documentary exploring how the family album shapes memory and identity in the digital age. The project draws on the 1000+ interviews and 18k+ photographs collected as part of the touring Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow.
Harris’s work has received numerous awards including a 2015 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary Film, an Africa Movie Academy Award, American Library Association (ALA) Notable Videos for Adults, Fund for Santa Barbara Social Justice Award, Tribeca All Access Nelson Mandela Award, United States Artist Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Rockefeller Fellowship, a Sundance Directors Fellowship, two Emmy Award Nominations and was most recently named a Peabody Award Finalist. His work has been supported by Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, The Fledgling Fund, Rockefeller Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Creative Time Inc. and the Banff Centre.
A published photographer, curator, and writer, Harris lectures widely on personal archiving and the use of media as a tool for social change. His media appearances include C-Span, the Tavis Smiley Show, NPR, Metrofocus, and AriseTV. Reviews of Harris’ work have appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Washington Post, Variety, The Los Angeles Times, The Advocate, Jay Z’s Life and Times, among others.
Harris has served on a variety of Juries including the Independent Spirit Awards, the Tribeca Film Festival’s Storyscapes and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. A graduate of Harvard College with a degree in Biology, Harris has taught as an Associate Professor of Media Arts at the University of California San Diego, as well as a Visiting Professor at Yale University’s School of Art, the International Center of Photography and Sarah Lawrence College. In addition, he serves as a mentor for both FireLight Media Lab Mentorship program as well as the Queer/Art/Film Mentorship program. Born in the Bronx and raised in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Harris currently lives in Warwick, New York with his partner Don Perry.
January 11-February 15, 2016
Hendrik Hertzberg was educated in the public schools of Rockland County, New York, and at Harvard College. He broke into journalism in 1966 as a reporter for Newsweek in San Francisco, covering the Beatles’ final concert, Ronald Reagan’s first campaign for office, and the birth of hippiedom. From 1967 to 1969 he was an officer in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Hertzberg first joined The New Yorker in 1969 as a “Talk of the Town” reporter, writing about subjects ranging from baseball to politics. In 1977 he was recruited for the White House staff, eventually becoming President Carter’s chief speechwriter and working on all his major speeches—up to and including the (somewhat premature) farewell address.
For twelve years after Mr. Carter’s re-election defeat, Mr. Hertzberg was associated with The New Republic, alternating with Michael Kinsley as editor during a period when the magazine combined journalistic excellence with political jousting between beleaguered liberals and incipient neoconservatives. Between editorial stints he wrote for The New Republic and other publications, covering the 1988 Presidential campaign for TNR from a base at Harvard’s Kennedy School, where he was a fellow at the Institute of Politics and then at the Shorenstein Center on the Press and Public Policy.
In 1992 Mr. Hertzberg rejoined The New Yorker, initially as executive editor, and has been there ever since, currently as a staff writer. He is a four-time winner of the National Magazine Award, including the award for Columns and Commentary, for which he has been a finalist six times—the record, tied with his late friend Christopher Hitchens.
Mr. Hertzberg is the author of Politics: Observations & Arguments (2004), a New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, and of ¡Obámanos!: The Birth of a New Political Era (2009), both published by Penguin. He is on the board of FairVote, a research and advocacy organization that promotes electoral reforms, and serves part-time as editorial director of The Nation Institute, a nonprofit media center dedicated to strengthening the independent press and advancing social justice. He lives in Manhattan and in Nyack, New York, with his wife, Virginia Cannon, a New Yorker senior editor, and their seventeen-year-old son, Wolf.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Free and Open to the public
September 22-Oct 1, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Free and Open to the public
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Free and Open to the public.
August 4-12, 2015
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Free and Open to the public
Enrique Martínez Celaya was trained as an artist as well as a physicist. His artistic work examines the complexities and mysteries of individual experience, particularly in its relation to nature and time, and explores the question of authenticity revealed in the friction between personal imperatives, social conditions, and universal circumstances. These examinations often result in comprehensive projects addressing memory, familiarity, attachment, love, death, and longing. Although his thinking is influenced by literature and philosophy, his work regards the subjective experience of everyday life rather than the nature of and trends in cultural practices.
Martínez Celaya initiated his formal training as an apprentice to a painter at the age of 12, studied Applied & Engineering Physics at Cornell University and Quantum Electronics at the University of California, Berkeley, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, and earned a Master of Fine Arts with the department's highest distinction from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Martínez Celaya taught as a tenured professor in the faculty of Pomona College and Claremont Graduate University, and was honored as the second Presidential Professor in the history of the University of Nebraska. He is a Trustee of the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, as well as a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College.
His work has been widely exhibited internationally and is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and the Museum der bildenden Künste in Leipzig, among others. He is the author of Collected Writings and Interviews 1990-2010 and The Nebraska Lectures, both published by the University of Nebraska Press, The Blog: Bad Time for Poetry, published by Whale & Star Press, October, published by Cinubia, and the artist book Guide, which was later serialized by the magazine Works & Conversations. As a physicist, Martínez Celaya published scientific papers on superconductivity and lasers, and is the inventor of several laser devices and of an often-cited patent. In 1998, Martínez Celaya founded Whale & Star as an evolving idea of social and intellectual interaction. At present, it has an imprint, maintains a project of public lectures, hosts several working visits each year for poor and at-risk children, keeps a modest residency and intern program, and offers four small scholarships.
Martínez Celaya lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
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