Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State
Julia Wolfe looks at the camera.

Earth and Mineral Sciences
Conversation with Julia Wolfe

4:00 pm Thursday, March 30, 2017

EMS Museum & Art Gallery
Deike Building ground floor

Free and open to the public

Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences will host a conversation with Julia Wolfe, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer of Anthracite Fields, along with other events commemorating the history of coal mining in Pennsylvania. The Lure of the Mine, an exhibit featuring works from the Steidle Collection of American Industrial Art that focus on the history of the coal industry in Pennsylvania, will be on display. Coal scientist Jonathan Mathews, associate professor of energy and mineral engineering at Penn State, will be available to discuss the Steidle collection. From 4:30–5 p.m., Mathews and Amara Solari, associate professor of art history and anthropology at Penn State, will lead a gallery conversation about the art and science in select panoramic maps from the museum’s collection. They will also discuss lithotype maps. From 5–5:30 p.m., Mathews will host a conversation with Wolfe about the research she conducted in creating her oratorio. The conversation will be streamed live online at https://www.facebook.com/psuems. Small group tours of the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering’s Mine Ventilation Laboratory will also be available.