Dadaism grew from the aftermath of World War I, which fostered a period of disillusionment with the conventions of society that spread to the arts.
Dada Festival events are:
• A lecture by visiting scholar Suzanne Churchill, 5 p.m. Sept. 18 in Room 130 of the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
• Dada chamber music concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Coulter Building recital hall.
• A showing of the film, “Games of the Unexpected: Fernand Léger and Dada Spectacle in Paris,” and talk by visiting scholar Anna Vallye at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in Room 130 of the Bardo Arts Center.
• Reception and artist’s talk with Carrie Ann Baade at 5 p.m. Sept. 20 at the WCU Fine Art Museum.
• Dada orchestra concert and ballet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Bardo Arts Center
All events are free and open to the public. The festival is sponsored by the WCU College of Fine and Performing Arts, with collaboration from the Department of English.