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Portuguese Women in the US

Portuguese Women in the United States
October 5-26, 2013 

"Portuguese Women in the United States" by Arte Institute celebrates the role of the Portuguese women in the American society. Celebrations will take place during the month of October in New York, through a series of events that include lectures, talks, screenings, artists exhibition and concerts.


October 5 – New York University (53 Washington Square South - Auditorium– 3 pm
- Lecture with Joana Carneiro (Berkeley Symphony Music Director) and Susana Caldeira (Met   Museum Musical Instruments Specialist) 
   Field: Classical Music and Museology

Performance: The West European Symphony Orchestra (WESO/US) (String Quintet) plays Eurico Carrapatoso. 

Unexpected personal circumstances prevent conductor Joana Carneiro from air travel. She will be joining us live via internet. 
October 16 – MoMA (4 W 54 street ) – 7 pm
- Talk about Independent Cinema 
  Guests: Joana Vicente (Executive Director of IFP and Made in NY); Benedita Pereira (Actress)
  Host: Denise Costa (Production Assistant for United Nations Radio)
  Field: Cinema 

Screening of the movie: "Three Seasons" produced by Joana Vicente, directed by Tony Bui and starring Harvey Keitel
October 19 – New York University – (12 Waverly Place Auditorium) - 4 pm
- Researchers and Scientists
  Guests: Professor Irene Fonseca: "The Portugal-USA Math Connection"
              Professor Manuela M. Veloso: "Symbiotic Autonomy: Robots, Humans, and the Web" 
  Hosts: Sílvia Curado (PhD, Scientist); Inês Pires Silva (MD)
  Field: Science
The event will be followed by wine and cheese. 
October 21 to 26 - Rogue Space Gallery (508 W 26th Street)

- Art Show “Cartografia do Feminino”
  Artists: Rita Barros; Margarida Correia; Isabel Pavão; Maria Clara Pereira; Joana Ricou 
  Singers: Nathalie Pires; Sara Serpa (opening reception) 
  Field: Arts and Music 
October 21 – Rutgers University (Paul Robeson Campus Center, Dance Theater, 3rd floor (350, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Newark, NJ)) – 6.30 pm
- Portuguese Voices in Literature  
  Guests: Deolinda Adão (Professor); Katherine Vaz (Writer); Glória de Melo (Poet)
  Field: Literature
October 25 –  Gershwin Hotel (7 E 27th Street) – 7 pm
Building with Vision and Humanity
  Guests: Cidália Luis-Akbar (President of M. Luis Construction); Graça Didier (American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal); Donzelina Barroso (Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and Portugal-US Chamber of Commerce); Catarina Carvalho (High Level Task Force for ICPD)
  Host: Magda Vakil (Consultant)
  Field: Chambers of Commerce; Philanthropy; Human Rights

For more information about the participants, click here.

Special thanks to the Secretary of State of Portuguese Communities Abroad, José Cesário.

Direcção-Geral dos Assuntos Consulares e Comunidades Portuguesas sponsors the project "Mulheres Portuguesas na América".

Camões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua supports Arte Institute´s annual program.