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Cornerstone Arts Week: Jan. 29–Feb. 3

Colorado College's Cornerstone Arts Week 2018 kicks off Monday, Jan. 29 with a concert by a celebrated Inuit performer Tanya Tagaq and wraps up Saturday, Feb. 3 with the theatre production "The Man Who..." adapted from the book "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat."

In between are two keynote lectures and a series of talks, screenings, performances, and exhibits that examine this year's theme: "What is the Creative Brain?"

Robert Sapolsky, science and nature writer, biologist, neuroscientist, and stress expert, will discuss "The Biology of Human Creativity: Are Our Tools That Much Better Than Chimps?" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30.

Lynda Barry (photo above), who has worked as a painter, cartoonist, writer, illustrator, playwright, editor, commentator, and teacher (and finds they are very much alike), will discuss "What It Is" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 1.

The 2018 Cornerstone Arts Week also includes a Music at Midday performance; "The Creative Brain," a student installation curated by Nelson Kies '18 and Rachel Hyppolite '18; and a film, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," a romantic science fiction comedy-drama by Charlie Kaufman.

The Cornerstone Arts Initiative is a 17-year-old program in the creative arts departments of Colorado College that stresses collaborative interdisciplinary arts teaching linked by current and developing technologies.

This year's keynote speakers, Sapolsky and Barry, join a long line of renowned Cornerstone Arts Initiative speakers, including Camille Paglia, Sandra Bernhard, David Henry Hwang, Tony Kushner, Jane Krakowski, Toni Morrison, Amy Tan, Maz Jobrani, and Art Spiegelman.

Last updated: 12/16/2020