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  • Time: 1:00pm–2:00pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this Take Two talk has been canceled. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

How might a philosopher and a dancer, a psychologist and a musician, or a scientist and a theologian interpret works of art in an exhibition? What might their conversation sound like as they look at art together?

In conjunction with the exhibition, When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection, we invite you to a series of Take Two programs that feature different voices and unique perspectives to explore and interpret the art. Please join them in the Cantilever Gallery to hear their take on the art and be part of the conversation. This Take Two will feature Dennis Bergevin and George Leiner, Ph.D.

Dennis Bergevin is owner of Elsen Associates Inc., a theatrical wig and makeup design company located in Pittsburgh’s NorthSide. Since 1974, Elsen Associates has worked both nationally and internationally with theatre companies such as Washington National Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Detroit Metro Opera, Philadelphia Opera, Wolf Trap Opera and Miami Opera. Elsen Associates has also worked on Broadway in Angels in America, Jelly’s Last Jam and Two Trains Running, for regional theaters including The Kennedy Center, Cincinnati Playhouse, and Pittsburgh Public Theater, as well as a variety of television and film work. Now semi-retired, Dennis spends much of his time painting in his artist’s studio.

George H. Leiner, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and former Chair of Philosophy at Saint Vincent College, where he has taught since 1989. He specializes in nineteenth and twentieth century Continental philosophy, existential-phenomenology, and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. He recently received a book contract from Stanford University Press to translate Nietzsche from German for their new Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche. He works with student groups on campus promoting social justice and multicultural understanding, and is an avid skier, bicyclist and cook. Click here to RSVP.


  • Time: 1:00pm–2:00pm
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