Throughout the upcoming semester, the Art and Architecture Department will host three speakers from across the region as part of the Art and Architecture Spring Lecture Series. Each event will take place from 4:45 to 6 p.m. in Houghton House room 112.
“We intend the series to show the breadth of topics explored in the Art, Art History and Architecture Departments as well as affording our students the opportunity to be exposed to and interact with a world class group of artists, scholars and cultural practitioners,” says Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture Alysia Kaplan.
Deborah Bernagozzi, director of Signal Culture Media Arts Organization in Owego, N.Y., will kick off the lecture series on Thursday, Jan. 26, with a lecture titled, “Artist Residencies, Curating, and Starting an Arts Organization from Scratch.” One of Signal Culture’s exhibitions, “Mediated,” will be installed in the Davis Gallery at Houghton House from Jan. 27 through March 3.
On Thursday, Feb. 16, the series will continue with a lecture from Jonathan Binstock, the Mary W. and Donald R. Clark Director of the Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester. His lecture is titled, “The Role of a Museum Director (and how to get there).”
The final lecture will feature Max Page, professor of architecture and history and director of the Historic Preservation Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Page will give a lecture titled, “Why Preservation Matters: Building a Progressive Preservation Movement for the Next 50 Years,” on Wednesday, March 8.
The lecture series is made possible by the generosity of the Termuhlen P’09-Rauck ’09 Family Endowed Lecture Fund in Architecture, established in honor of Professor of Architecture Stan Mathews and the Arts + Design Collective and The Clarence A. Davis ’48 Endowed Fund for the Visual Arts.