200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 Celebration

All events are free and open to the public
Fall 2012 – This is a past event

Conflict on the Iowa Frontier: Perspectives on the War of 1812 Featuring material from Special Collections & University Archives at The University of Iowa Libraries and the Office of the State Archaeologist
Opens October 11, 2012
Location: Old Capitol Museum

Napoleon and the Art of Propaganda Exhibit
September 13, 2012 – January 29, 2013
Location: The University of Iowa Museum of Art
Old Capitol Museum, IMU

Intriguing Ink: Newspapers and Pamphlets from 1812
September 14, 4-6:30 p.m.
Location: The University of Iowa Main Library Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room Third floor, Main Library

Public reading of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
September 20 – 23, Thursday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. (or till finished)
Sign-up sheet is at the main entrance of Phillips Hall through September 19 or sign up on location during the reading.
For more information, please call 354-7605
The reading will take place on the east steps of the Old Capitol and in the Old Capitol Court Room, rain or shine!

WorldCanvass, “Napoleon and His Legacy,” program dedicated to the 1812 celebration
Hosted by Joan Kjaer
September 21, 5 – 7 p.m.
Location: Old Capitol Senate Chamber

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture
UI Symphony, Dr. William L. Jones, conductor
September 24, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge

“Josephine at Malmaison”
Lecture by Bernard Chevallier, Former Director, Musée des châteaux de Malmaison et de Bois-Préau
September 25, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Room 240 Art Building West

An evening with Tolstoy, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninov
Reading of excerpts from War and Peace with musical interludes
September 29, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Readers: Craig Willis, Carol Macvey, Donald Macfarlane and Katherine Moyers
Musicians: Rene Lecuona, piano, Rachel Joselson, soprano, and Crescendo Children’s Choir, Nancy Macfarlane, director, Duane Gugel, accompanist.
Location: Old Capitol Senate Chamber

War and Peace film marathon

Saturday October 6, E 105, AJB (Adler Journalism Building)
War and Peace (Dir. Bondarchuk, 1965-67, USSR, 7 hours) 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
War and Peace (Opera by Prokofiev, 1991, Russia, 4 hours), 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 7, AJB (Adler Journalism Building)
War and Peace (Dir. Vidor, 1956, USA, 3 1/2 hours), 12 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Russian Ark (Dir. Sokurov, Russia, 2002, 1 1/2 hours), 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Napoleon (Dir. Gance, 1927, France, 4 hours), 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.