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14 Another highlight of Mary Bauermeisters residency was her reunion at the museum with the renowned Fluxusperformance artist Alison Knowles. Ms. Knowless daughter Jessica Higgins and son-in-law Joshua Selman also artists reside in western Massachusetts and arranged to reunite the longtime friends and fellow artists who hadnt seen one another in more than 50 years. MARY BAUERMEISTER RESIDENCY March 2330 2015 Mary Bauermeisters one-week visit to campus included a full and varied schedule of programs in conjunction with her exhibition. Organizers included Taiga Ermansons Gina Hall associate educator for school and family programs Charlene Shang Miller associate educator for academic programs Emma Cantrell Brown Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for Museum Education Margi Caplan membership and marketing director and Louise Martindell membership and donor coordinator. Among the highlights MEETING WITH LOCAL EDUCATORS SMITH CLASSES AND FACULTY Local elementary and high school teachers along with Smith students in Professor Susan Etheredges course Historical and Philosophical Perspectives and the Educative Process joined Bauermeister for a private gallery tour and conversa- tion. Educators used this opportunity to prepare for class visits to the exhibition. Smith College German Studies faculty led by department chairperson Joseph McVeigh met informally with Bauer- meister over coffee. The group then spent an hour together in the gallery discussing Bauermeisters work and formative years in post-WWII Germany. Artist and lecturer Sue Huang brought her students studying digital media to meet with Bauermeister and learn of her pioneering work. Bauermeisters friendship and collaboration with John Cage and Merce Cunningham was of particular interest to Assistant Professor of Dance Angie Hausers students in their study of dance and aesthetics. After their discussion Bauermeister was treated toand transxed bya dance performance by students in the exhibition space. Noted soprano and Assistant Professor of Music Kate Soper invited Bauermeister to speak to students in her courses Vocal Music and Composition about her perfor- mance art and collaborative work with composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. MARY BAUERMEISTER RESIDENCY Conversation between two artists and friends Mary Bauermeister and Alison Knowles with Knowless daughter Jessica Higgins fourth image from top top right Music performance led by Joseph Baldwin