An Important CHOICE: Differing perspectives on American banking regulation

The Financial CHOICE Act is a bill that aims at rolling back many provisions of the Dodd-Frank legislation enacted in response to the financial crisis of 2007-08. The bill was passed by the House of Representatives on a strictly partisan vote last June and is now in the Senate. The CHOICE act includes major changes on how we handle a failed financial entity (orderly liquidation authority), how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are regulated and how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau operates. Will these changes, if enacted, make the financial system stronger and create jobs or will they bring us to the brink of another major crisis and reverse gains made by vulnerable consumers? This will be the focus of the discussion of the expert panel. Free and open to the public.

Great British Drawings from the Ashmolean Museum

Selected entirely from the holdings of the world’s oldest university museum and heralded as “A treasure chest of gorgeous surprises” by The Times of London, this exhibition provides a rich and deeply varied survey of the drawing tradition in Britain. Great British Drawings showcases over 100 works by some of Britain’s greatest artists from Thomas Gainsborough and J. M. W. Turner to Dante Gabriel Rossetti and David Hockney.

Transient Effects: The Solar Eclipses and Celestial Landscapes of Howard Russell Butler

On Aug 21, 2017 the first solar eclipse of this century will be visible in the U.S. The solar eclipse has always been a source of mystery and fascination, serving at some times as a foreboding omen and at others as a key means of understanding the scientific concept of general relativity. In 1918, Howard Russell Butler (1856–1934)—a portrait and landscape artist and graduate of Princeton University’s first school of science—painted a new kind of portrait, of a very unusual sitter: the total solar eclipse. With remarkable accuracy, he captured those rare seconds when the moon disappears into darkness—crowned by the flames of the sun, whose brilliant colors had eluded photography.

Nassau Street Sampler

To celebrate the beginning of the fall semester and an exciting new year of programs at the Art Museum, including the special exhibition Great British Drawings from the Ashmolean Museum, we welcome the campus and community to our ninth annual Nassau Street Sampler. Visit our galleries and taste what local restaurants have to offer while enjoying musical performances by some of Princeton’s beloved student groups.

A Festival of the Arts - Celebrating the Opening of Princeton's Lewis Arts Complex

Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts and the Department of Music will celebrate the opening of the new Lewis Arts complex with a multi-day Festival of the Arts on October 5 through 8 on the Princeton campus. The Festival, which is open to the public, will feature dozens of concerts, plays, readings, dance performances, art exhibitions, multidisciplinary presentations, community workshops and site-specific events at venues across the campus, most of which will be free. “We’re having a party for the arts, and we hope to offer something for everyone!” notes Michael Cadden, chair of the Lewis Center.

Princeton Summer Theater: Appropriate

Members of the fragmented Lafayette family reconnect to settle their fathers affairs, but soon discover that they must first tackle their unresolved issues with each other. The Obie Award-winning play incorporates shocking reveals coupled with absurdist undertones that expose what it means to be part of a family, culture, and nation built upon a troubled history. A vivid and original take on the household drama, Appropriate takes its place in the American canon as an incomparable masterpiece. PERFORMANCES August 10-12 and 17-19 at 8pm August 12-13 and 19-20 at 2pm Tickets Required.

Princeton Summer Theater: The Crucible

Regarded as a one of the foremost classics of American theatre, Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" uses the proceedings of the Salem witch trials to examine the manic effects of mass hysteria in society. As an increasing number of upstanding townspeople are accused of witchcraft, Miller emphasizes the contagious nature of fear and the elusiveness of truth. The 1953 Tony Award-winning play invites us to question the importance of upholding morality in times of hardship. PERFORMANCES July 27-29 and August 3-5 at 8pm July 29-30 and August 5-6 at 2pm Tickets required.


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