Art Talks @ SBMA

Spring 2017

April 6, 20, 27; May 4, 11
10 – 11:30 am

In our concluding session of the 2016 – 2017 season , distinguished speakers will continue to unfold the engrossing story of modernism with its radical redefinition of what art can and should be.

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$60 SBMA Members / $75 Non-Members

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$15 at the Visitor Services desk

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April 6

Late 19th Century to early 20th Century Modernism

Richard Shiff, Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art and Director of the Center for the Study of Modernism at the University of Texas, Austin

April 20

Mid-century Modernism and the Rise of Abstraction

John Blakinger, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, USC Society of Fellows

April 27

Latin American art of the 20th Century

Patrick Frank, PhD, co-author Twentieth Century Art of Latin America, University of Texas Press, 2015.

May 4

The Language of Pattern: Japanese Stencils for Textile Dyeing

Susanna Campbell Kuo, PhD, Independent scholar, author and co-curator, SBMA exhibition and publication Carved Paper: The Art of the Japanese Stencil (1998).

May 11

Post-1945 Modernism

Joyce Tsai, Clinical Associate Professor of Art Education and Curator of Art at the University of Iowa Museum of Art, guest curator SBMA exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come (2015)
László Moholy-Nagy (or Ladislaus), Composition, n.d. (ca. 1922-23) Paper collage on paper. SBMA, Gift of Mrs. Charlotte Mack.
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