Daily: Art Lectures

There are three lectures at Davidson College this week and next.

First up, tonight, Thursday, November 10, come here Nick Sousanis, comic artist and educator, discuss the Importance of Visual Thinking in Teaching & Learning. Sousanis wrote and drew his dissertation, Unflattening, entirely in comic book style. The lecture begins at 7pm and takes place in Semans Lecture Hall at the Visual Art Center. Winner of the 2016 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence and the Lynd Ward Prize for the best graphic novel of 2015.

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Then, on Sunday, November 13 at 7:30pm, Nikolaus Bernau, Critic-in-Residence, will give a lecture entitled What Should a Museum Be Between Mies and Sharoun? The lecture, sponsored by the Davidson College German Studies Department, with the support of the German Embassy, will take place at Hance Auditorium in Chambers Building.

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On Tuesday, November 15 at 5pm, Leo Mazow, the Louise B. and J. Harwood Cochrane Curator of American Art a the Virginia Museum of Art in Richmond, will present a talk on Edward Hopper entitled Hopper’s Hotels. Mazow is the receipient of the Eldridge Prize for the best publication in American Art from the Smithsonian. The lecture will take place in Semans Lecture Hall at the Belk Visual Art Center.

Photo: David Stover © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts October 9, 2015 Dr. Leo G. Mazow, Cochrane Curator and Head of the Department of American Art, joined the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in 2015. He holds a Ph.D. in art history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.A. in art history from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Prior to VMFA, Dr. Mazow worked as associate professor of art history at the University of Arkansas. Preceding his tenure at the University of Arkansas, he held the position of curator of American art at the Palmer Museum of Art at The Pennsylvania State University for eight years. In 2013, his book Thomas Hart Benton and the American Sound won the Smithsonian’s Charles C. Eldredge prize for distinguished scholarship in American Art.

Photo: David Stover © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

 

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