Viewing category '2000s'
Professor Emeritus Nafe Katter pledges funding to construct a thrust stage theatre
The Nafe Katter Theatre’s thrust stage design, also known as platform stage or open stage, places the audience on three sides of the performer. Professor Katter was eager to provide Dramatic Arts student actors and designers oportunities to work in such a configuration as it is a popular one in the modern theatre world they would soon enter as professionals. The theatre was dedicated in 2004.
SFA assumed management of Jorgensen Auditorium
SFA assumed management of Jorgensen Auditorium.
UConn printmakers attend “INTERPRINT 2000—No Borders”
The second Interprint took place in Maastricht, NL, April 9-15, 2000 at the Academie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht. Interprint 2000 involved 14 art academies and 110 students and faculty from around the world including Mexico, Puerto Rico, Japan, Czech Republic, etc., as well as the University of Connecticut. Students from the various institutions made an edition of 100 prints with the theme of “NO BORDERS” and a portfolio was assembled during that week. Faculty from the various institutions in attendance conducted printmaking workshops and presented lectures.
Department of Music hosts Amherst Early Music Festival
“Music and von der Mehden Recital Hall hosted the Amherst Early Music Festival, the largest and most comprehensive teaching music festival for historical performance in the world. The Department of Music also hosted the New Directions Cello Festival, the world’s only festival dedicated exclusively to non-classical and alternative cello music.” — School of Fine Arts, University of Connecticut. Annual Report 2000/2001: Executive Summary. Storrs: School of Fine Arts, 2001.
The University’s association with the Amherst Early Music Festival was initiated by Professor Bruce Bellingham. The University hosted the Festival each summer from about 2000-2003.
Benton statement of purpose approved by Board of Trustees, 2000
“The William Benton Museum of Art, the University of Connecticut has been established for the collection, preservation, research, and interpretation of works of art. The Museum exists for the University of Connecticut academic community, for the citizens of the state of Connecticut, and for the general public to add through its educational and other programs for the greater uncerstanding and appreciation of Art.” — UConn Board of Trustees as quoted in School of Fine Arts, University of Connecticut. Annual Report 1999/2000: Summary. Storrs: School of Fine Arts, 2000.
Jorgensen Auditorium renamed
The Albert N. Jorgensen Auditorium was renamed the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.
Renovation of Benton Museum launched
Work began on a project to renovate and add new space to the University’s art museum.