Calendar

September – December 2014

Sep
21
Sun
Bless This House: Fused Glass Mezuzahs, Charms and More @ Mizel Museum
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Part of the Museum’s New Potchke and Pastries Series

Join glass artist Michael Thornton in exploring the colorful, fun medium of fused glass! Learn about and create your own mezuzah, a decorative case to adorn and sanctify your doorway. Suncatchers also available. $60, beautiful materials and pastries included. Co-sponsored with Intro to Judaism.

 

Oct
6
Mon
Miryam Brand Holocaust Education Film Project
Oct 6 – Oct 9 all-day
Oct
14
Tue
DU Enrichment Course: The American Dream: Why It Still Makes Sense to Bet on America @ University of Denver
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In partnership with the Mizel Museum, the University of Denver’s University College Enrichment Program will offer this two-session course, titled, “The American Dream: Why It Still Makes Sense to Bet on America.” 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.

First Session: Tuesday, Oct. 14 (7 -9 pm)
Second Session: Thomas Friedman: The Power of Place, Sunday, Oct. 26 (7 pm)

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Course Description: The belief that we all have a fair chance to go as high and as far as talent will take us has been central to the American psyche for two centuries. Can we still say the same today? Amid political gridlock and growing inequality of wealth, polls show that most Americans expect a dimmer tomorrow: We fear the American Dream will not come true for our children. In preparation for the Mizel Museum lecture, Thomas Friedman: The Power of Place, author and journalist T.R. Reid reflects on our home country, and how we view it differently than those who came before us. Reid argues that the American Dream is still a reality, and will be so for generations to come. Learn why one of the nation’s most respected reporters believes it still makes sense to bet on America.

About the Instructor: T.R. Reid served as The Washington Post’s bureau chief in Tokyo and London, reporting from four dozen countries on five continents. Also known for his documentary films and commentary for NPR, he’s currently working on his 10th book in English (he’s written three in Japanese, too). T.R. Reid

Oct
16
Thu
DU Enrichment Course: Calculating Consequences: The Social and Ecological Dimensions of Globalization @ University of Denver
Oct 16 @ 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.

Oct
23
Thu
DU Enrichment Course: Calculating Consequences: The Social and Ecological Dimensions of Globalization @ University of Denver
Oct 23 @ 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)

REGISTER NOW

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.

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)

REGISTER NOW

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
9
Sun
What on Earth?! Investigations of Human Impact on Our Home Planet @ Mizel Museum
Nov 9 @ 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
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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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.