November 4, 2013, Masquer Theatre
UM proffesor of Art History and Criticism, Dr. Rafael Chacón, discusses the MMAC exhibition Figurative Modernists: Picasso, Chagall and other Masterpieces from a Private Collection, in his lecture The Centrality of the Figure in Early Modern Art. According to Chacón, “Rather than disappearing into the void of abstraction, the human figure continued to express humanity's deepest questions and remained a fertile arena for artists exploring a range of modernist preoccupations that often transcended formal concerns.”
September 10, 2013, Masquer Theatre
Artist talk with Henry Freedman in conjunction with the exhibition Henry Freedman: Imagining New Worlds. Originally from Bostson and trained as a painter, Freedman is a professor emeritus of art history at Keene State College in New Hampshire. Despite the demands of acadamia, Freedman created art throughout his career, saying "because I continue to create, I am a better teacher. Art and art history are not seperate; they are facets of the same jewel."
June 13, 2013, Masquer Theatre
Artist talk with Dr. Richard S. Buswell in conjunction with his exhibit Close to Home. Throughout his career, Buswell increasingly has moved closer to his subject matter, emphasizing corroded artifacts and decayed bones to reveal the ravages of time. Ironically, Buswell’s photographs are not about loss, but about preservation. Buswell documents the effects of extraction and industry, while also portraying the renewal of the land.
February 20, 2013, Montana Theatre
Artist talk with Nancy Erickson in conjunction with the exhibition Nancy Erickson: Kindred Spirits. Erickson's artwork speaks to the dignity of wild creatures. In this lecture the artist discusses her large scale, free form textile compositions which combine paint and stitched fabric.
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