Events for: Umass Lowell South Campus, O’Leary rm. 222

7:00 pm

Andre Dubus III, Arno Minkkinen and Alan Williams “Intellectual Property and the Arts: A Performance and Panel Discussion””

Charles Dickens unsuccessfully advocated for the establishment of international copyright law during his two trips to America (1842 & 1868). Kicking off the first full weekend of events in Lowell for the Charles Dickens and Massachusetts Exhibit at the National Park, this event will feature a reading by author Andre Dubus III, a slide show by photographer Arno Minkkinen, and a short performance by musician Alan Williams. The trio of UMass Lowell professors will discuss the ethical dilemmas they face as producers of creative work and their perspectives on such issues as international copyright, artistic influence, and art as "property.”  This presentation is supported by the UMass Lowell Center for Arts and Ideas.
6:30 pm

FILM-Documentary “Finding Vivian Maier”

The acclaimed documentary "Finding Vivian Maier" reveals the story of a mysterious nanny who secretly took 150,000 photographs. In 2007, two years before her death, her riveting images & home movies were discovered in Chicago, instantly transforming Maier into one of the 20th century’s great photographers. Experience her eclectic life & art through photos, films & interviews. Co-sponsored by the Lowell Film Collaborative and UMass Lowell Center for Arts and Ideas.