The Library Cafe Fall 2016 Season


The LIbrary Cafe is a radio interview program broadcast Wednesdays at Noon during the academic year on WVKR (91.3FM) hosted by Vassar Art Librarian Thomas Hill.  Featured each week are conversations with authors, artists, curators, and librarians about books, exhibitions, libraries, and the formation and circulation of knowledge. The program begins for the 2016-17 academic year on Wednesday, September 21 at noon.  On the roster for this semester are the renowned  American moral philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum,  Vassar professors Michael H. McCarthy and Yvonne Elet. and four distinguished Vassar alumnae, including art historian Gloria Kury (VC’65), Jungian psychotherapist and writer Sally V. Keil (VC ’68) and the medievalist, manuscript specialist, and scholarly impressario Mildred Budney (VC’71). The program will continue a special series on the role of the liberal arts in contemporary society with an interview with the authors Adam Michaels and Jeffrey V. Schnapp (VC’75), who will discuss the Inventory Press reprint of Maurice Stein and Larry Miller’s educational manifesto for the Vietnam era, Blueprint for Counter Education.  Also featured will be two public librarians who have published new literary works, the short story writer Maureen Millea Smith and poet Stella Beratlis.  In addition, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center curator Patricia Phagan will talk about the exhibition Celebrating Heroes: American Mural Studies from the 1930s and 1940s from the Stephen and Susan Hirsch Collection, on view September 2 – December 18, 2016 at the Center.  Finally we will be talking with two artists exhibiting in the Art Library and Art Center this autumn, Barbara Beisinghoff and Mark Dion.


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