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At the Intersection of Liberal Arts + STEM

Spring 2017

Jenny Bilfield

The president and CEO of Washington Performing Arts and former artistic and executive director of Stanford Live (formerly Stanford Lively Arts), Jenny Bilfield spoke to the Purdue community on April 13, 2017.

"Thought Leadership in the Arts: Curation, Collaboration, Community Engagement and Relevance," explores how cross-disciplinary collaboration creates unusual alliances aimed at serving art, artists, and audiences.

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Photo of Jenny Bilfield.
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Jenny Bilfield speaks to the Purdue community on April 13, 2017.
Photo of Jenny Bilfield with Purdue Liberal Arts Dean David Reingold and Chief Operating Officer Lori Sparger
Jenny Bilfield speaks with David Reingold, Justin S. Morrill Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and professor of sociology, and Lori Sparger, chief operating officer and chief innovation officer of the College of Liberal Arts, on April 13, 2017.
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Members of the Purdue community pick up snacks and beverages at an "Intersection of Liberal Arts + STEM" event on April 13, 2017.

The Gurs Zyklus

In "The Gurs Zyklus," art and technology tell a musicalized story of Jewish people transported by train to a concentration camp. A thermodynamic pipe organ created for the production plays itself with 88 tiny pistons, powered by drops of water.