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Priscilla Briggs Photography: Making Mona Lisa

  • March 17, 2014 - May 9, 2014

Mason Hall Atrium Gallery in Mason Hall

"Making Mona Lisa," an exhibition of photography and painting by Priscilla Briggs that documents the oil painting industry in Xiamen, China comes to the Mason Hall Atrium Gallery on George Mason University's Fairfax Campus from March 17 to April 11.

Briggs' work takes an intriguing behind-the-scenes look at the manufacturing of paintings made specifically for tourist galleries, hotels and furniture stores. These mass-produced copies of European Masters and the commercial painters who make them call into question "the perceived value of such oil paintings as 'ART' in the global market," according to Briggs' artist statement. Through the process of how these paintings are made – a digital print that is painted over – and her documentary work about it, Briggs delves into the complexity of the term "original" when dealing with the industry of copied artworks.

Mason Vocal Performance Seminar

  • May 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Grand Tier III

Free/Non-ticketed

Mason Dance: Spring: New Dances

  • May 1, 2014 - May 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Harris Theater

$15: Adults
$10: Students, Faculty, Staff, Seniors
$7: Groups of 10 or more

Tickets for the May 1st performance to be available soon.

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

Mason Players: Coffee House

  • May 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm

TheatreSpace

Vocal Jazz Concert

  • May 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

Adults: $!5
Students, Faculty, Staff, Seniors: $10
Groups of 10 or more: $7

Spring Chamber Ensemble Concert

  • May 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

Free/Non-ticketed

Guitar Ensemble Concert

  • May 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm

de Laski - Room 3001

Free/Non-ticketed

School of Music Young Masters Concert

  • May 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

Adults: $20
Seniors: $15

1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

Bachelor of Fine Art Senior Exhibition

Reception: May 9, 6:00 pm

  • May 5, 2014 - May 9, 2014

Fine Art Gallery of the Art & Design Building

Graduating seniors from the School of Art with concentrations in Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, and Sculpture.

PIA Honors Banquet

  • May 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Grand Tier III

OSCAR Celebration of Student Celebration

  • May 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Concert Hall Lobby

Potomac Arts Academy Spring Recitals

  • May 10, 2014 - May 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

PAB 3001 & 3002

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

Presents Orff's Carmina Burana

  • May 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Christopher Zimmerman, Conductor
Guillermo Figueroa, violin
Danielle Talamantes, soprano
Robert Baker, tenor
Valentin Vasiliu, baritone
Fairfax Choral Society

The Fairfax Symphony, in collaboration with the Fairfax Choral Society and several of the most sought after singers in the area, will conclude its 2013-2014 season with a performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.  Violinist Guillermo Figueroa will join the FSO to open the program with Piazolla's Brazilian twist on Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.

PIAZOLLA: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
ORFF: Carmina Burana

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$60, $45, $25. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

TheatreWorks: Peter Pan

  • May 12, 2014 at 10:30 am
  • May 12, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Concert Hall

Provost Stearns Legacy Celebration

  • May 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Concert Hall

Program to begin promptly at 3:30 pm.

Reception to follow in the Center for the Arts Lobby.

RSVP here.

Department of English Reception

  • May 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Grand Tier III

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

  • May 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Concert Hall

New Century College Convocation (CHSS)

  • May 15, 2014 at 10:30 am

Concert Hall

Honors College Convocation

  • May 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Concert Hall Lobby

School of Public Policy Convocation

  • May 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

  • May 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Harris Theater

School of Law Convocation

  • May 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Concert Hall

Virgnia Tech Commencement

  • May 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Concert Hall

Free/Non-ticketed

School Show:
Student Theater Arts Reflection Spectacular (STARS): Future & Innovation

  • May 22, 2014 at 11:00 am

Harris Theatre

STARS is a performance that the sixth graders at Hunters Woods Elementary School puts on every year. Not only do we act and perform, but we manage, create backdrops, and even operate light and sound. Each year we have a different theme. This year's theme is Future and Innovation. We have three performing groups, composed of very talented students. Each group puts on an eight minute skit, including a performance of any type. There is music, dance, and poetry. In addition, we have three acting groups, who put on a slightly longer skit. We also have a dance group that has choreographed a coordinating movement piece to perform for the audience.

Student Theater Arts Reflection Spectacular (STARS): Future & Innovation

  • May 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Harris Theatre

STARS is a performance that the sixth graders at Hunters Woods Elementary School puts on every year. Not only do we act and perform, but we manage, create backdrops, and even operate light and sound. Each year we have a different theme. This year's theme is Future and Innovation. We have three performing groups, composed of very talented students. Each group puts on an eight minute skit, including a performance of any type. There is music, dance, and poetry. In addition, we have three acting groups, who put on a slightly longer skit. We also have a dance group that has choreographed a coordinating movement piece to perform for the audience.

TheatreWorks: Alexander the Great

  • May 28, 2014 at 10:30 am
  • May 28, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Concert Hall

American Civil War in Global Context

  • May 31, 2014 at 9:30 am

Concert Hall

George Mason University will be hosting the sixth installment of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission Signature Conference series on Saturday, May 31, 2014, 9:30 am-4:00 pm.

The Civil War was an intense regional struggle, but it was also an international event. The conference will juxtapose the Civil War with other internal conflicts during the same period—the national unifications in Europe, the struggles over identity in Japan, rebellions in China and in India.

Dr. Peter N. Stearns, Provost and Professor of History, chairs the program, which brings together historians of international acclaim to discuss the war's wider impacts.

Registration fee is $15 (conference only) or $25 (conference and lunch). Advance registration will be open until May 1 or when capacity is reached. For more information and online registration, visit www.VirginiaCivilWar.org or call 804-786-3591.

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