Stimulate your intellect! More than 200 public events are offered on the Reed College campus each year, including lectures, concerts, plays, and other programming. All events are free, unless noted otherwise, and our events email will keep you informed.
Summer Bon-Bons! An All Strings Classical Event
Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra presents a concert featuring Telemann's Concerto Polonois, Hamerik's Symphony No. 6 "Symphonie Spirituelle," plus additional works by Whitacre, Warlock, Elgar, and Tchaikovsky.
Lecture: Sara O’Keefe, Surround Audience
Monday, 6:30 p.m., Eliot Hall chape
Sara O’Keeffe, assistant curator at the New Museum, was part of the team that organized the 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience, featuring 51 artists from more than 25 countries, and pursuing numerous lines of inquiry.
September 2–November 8
Cooley Gallery Exhibition: Confessions
Tuesday–Sunday, noon–5 p.m., Cooley Gallery, Hauser Memorial Library
Featuring the work of Portland-based artist Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Confessions is a collective endeavor that seeks transparency about the distinctions between collecting, curating, and making, while exploring related concerns such as the care, circulation, and preservation of works of art.
Shakespeare in the Park: The Taming of the Shrew
Saturday–Monday, 3 p.m., Great Lawn in front of Eliot Hall
Patrick Walsh, director of this Portland Actors Ensemble production, describes The Taming of the Shrew as a story of two outsiders (Kate and Petruchio), initially relating to one another as members of an industrialized society in which one’s worth is viewed in terms of ownership.
Reed College 5K FUNd Run-Walk for Neighborhood Schools
Saturday, 9–11:30 a.m.
Support local school children by participating in the fourth annual Reed College 5K FUNd Run/Walk for neighborhood schools.
Artist Talk: Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Eliot Hall chapel
Portland-based artist Jessica Jackson Hutchins speaks in conjunction with Confessions, an exhibition of her work currently showing at the Cooley Gallery.
Concert: Encore: The Music of Ola Gjeilo
Friday, 8 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
Lecture: José Antonio Mazzotti, “Talking to the Iskonawa of the Amazon: A Trip without Postcolonial Studies”
Wednesday, 4:45 pm., at Psychology 105
Greenberg Lecture: Sarah-Jane Leslie, "Cultures of Genius and Academic Gender Gaps"
Monday, 7 p.m., Vollum lecture hall
Much of Sarah-Jane Leslie’s work focuses on how we categorize and generalize information about the world around us. As part of this project, she examines how the language young children hear shapes their perception of social groups, and how this relates to stereotyping and prejudice. Most recently, she has been examining gender gaps in educational and career choices.
Lecture: Laurence Cotton, "Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America"
Tuesday, 7 p.m., Vollum lecture hall
A writer, historian, and filmmaker who studied cultural anthropology and film at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, Laurence Cotton originated Olmsted film and served as principal researcher and consulting producer for Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America.