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October – December 2014

Oct
30
Thu
DU Enrichment Course: Calculating Consequences: The Social and Ecological Dimensions of Globalization @ University of Denver
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

In partnership with the Mizel Museum, the University of Denver’s University College Enrichment Program will offer this two-session course, titled, “Calculating Consequences: The Social and Ecological Dimensions of Globalization.” The course fee and schedule include a ticket to the Mizel Museum’s lecture by Thomas Friedman, held at the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Five Sessions: Thursdays, Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6 (6:30 -8:30 pm)
Thomas Friedman: The Power of Place, Sunday, Oct. 26 (7 pm)

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Course Description: Markets are commonly believed to promote efficiency in two ways: through competition and the division of labor. “But markets do not necessarily ensure that the benefits of increased efficiency are shared by all.” (IMF 2008) Globalization has brought about a drastic reorganization of the global economic, political and socio-ecological landscape, and “the commons” are experiencing significant alterations and rapid decline as a result. Without a doubt, globalization dramatically affects the resilience, well-being and sustainability of our planet, its ecosystems and biodiversity, as well as human societies and diverse social groups. Join Professor Andreas Rechkemmer, American Humane Endowed Chair at DU’s Graduate School of Social Work, to explore the interplay of globalization with things such as climate change, species extinction and the loss of natural resources, as well as social injustice, violent conflicts and the growing disparity between privileged and oppressed nations, groups and populations. Several case studies will be examined. Class three meets at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts to hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman whose writings (e.g. Hot, Flat, and Crowded; That Used To Be Us) deal with the pros and cons of globalization, global social and environmental change, and the meaning of place and identity. Return to class to focus on solutions and What We Can Do to further global and local sustainability, prosperity and justice.

About the Instructor: Andreas Rechkemmer, University of Denver American Humane Endowed Chair and professor at DU’s Graduate School of Social Work, has held senior positions with the United Nations, including as executive director of the International Human Dimensions Programme. He’s also advised government agencies and published extensively on global social and ecological sustainability and justice.

Nov
11
Tue
Denver Arts Week! Free Guided Tours of Babi Yar Park @ Babi Yar Park
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Enjoy a free guided tour of Babi Yar Park. The only one of its kind in the U.S., Denver’s Babi Yar Park memorializes the thousands of Jews, Roma, Ukrainians and others killed at the Babi Yar Ravine in Kiev, Ukraine, during the Holocaust. Bring your friends and family and experience a tour led by a professional museum educator.

Offered as part of Denver Arts Week.

RSVP for a Free Guided Tour of Babi Yar Park

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Two tours available: 10 am and noon. Tours last approximately one hour, depending on group size.
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Nov
16
Sun
What on Earth?! Investigations of Human Impact on Our Home Planet @ Mizel Museum
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Part of the Museum’s New Potchke and Pastries Series!

Investigate our impact on Earth from the vantage point of space with cutting edge teaching artists Monica and Tyler Aiello. Explore the theory that we have entered a new geologic period, the Anthropocene, marked by human impact on Earth and its systems. Learning will be hands-on through art-making!. $36, materials and pastries included.

Nov
17
Mon
Place Matters: Artist Talk @ Buell Theatre at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

View the Museum’s latest exhibit, installed at the Buell Theater in Fall 2014. Hear from artists about their works, which focus on The Power of Place in various ways. Don’t miss this powerful exhibit and presentation!

No registration necessary. Free and open to the public.

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Nov
27
Thu
Thanksgiving: Museum Closed
Nov 27 – Nov 28 all-day
Dec
4
Thu
People, Place and Thing: Shadow Boxes for the Modern World @ Mizel Museum
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Part of the Museum’s New Potchke and Pastries Series!

Join Scott Lyon, the lead artist of the Mizel Museum’s core exhibit, for a fun evening creating your own version of his famous shadow boxes. Bring cherished mementos, photographs, etc., and receive a kit to make your own shadow box along with Scott’s original wood cut embellishments. $36, materials and pastries included.

Dec
7
Sun
One Nosh Sunday: Museum Open @ Mizel Museum
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visit the Museum and enjoy a snack on the first Sunday of each month! Bring the family or some friends and tour our core exhibit, 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks, to learn about Jewish history and culture through art, artifacts and multimedia – including video vignettes from our Community Narratives Project, which features first-person accounts by local community members.

*Occasionally, the Museum hosts programs or rentals that may limit visitors’ viewing experiences. Please call before visiting: 303-394-9993. Thank you!

Dec
9
Tue
Colorado Gives Day: Support the Museum
Dec 9 – Dec 10 all-day
Dec
24
Wed
KlezFest: A Klezmer Music Concert @ Mercury Cafe
Dec 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dec
25
Thu
Holidays: Museum Closed
Dec 25 – Dec 26 all-day