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New York Studio School Spring Evening Lecture Series

Since its inception over fifty years ago, the New York Studio School’s Evening Lecture Series has provided a forum for community involvement, discourse and exchange in the visual arts. The Series is comprised of approximately thirty lectures, panel discussions and dialogues each academic year on a broad range of topics related to the arts and takes place at the Studio School’s National Historic Landmark building on West 8th Street in Greenwich Village. The series is held twice weekly on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings during the spring (February – April) and fall (October – December) academic semesters and includes leading art world figures and emerging new voices, distinguished artists, preeminent art historians, curators, scholars and critics. The Series is free and open to the public, for further information click here.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

6:30 PM

Svetlana Alpers & Alexander Nemerov

“Distance and Strangeness/Distance et Étrangeté”

The screening of a film by Svetlana Alpers responded to by Alexander Nemerov

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

6:30 PM

Alexander Nemerov

“The School: A Meditation on Diane Arbus’s Untitled Photographs”

Alexander Nemerov writes about being haunted by the past and about moments of presence in art and life. His new book Soulmaker: The Times of Lewis Hine (2016) follows the recent Silent Dialogues: Diane Arbus and Howard Nemerov, a memoir about his aunt and father. Nemerov is Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University where he is the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor of Arts and Humanities. 

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

6:30 PM

Brett Baker

“On Painting and Painters’ Table”

North Carolina-based painter Brett Baker is represented by Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York where he has had solo exhibitions in 2013 and 2015. Honors and awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002. In addition to being an artist, Baker is the editor of Painters’ Table (painters-table.com). an online painting magazine. He writes frequently about art with recent subjects including Pat Passlof, Chaim Soutine, George Braque and Nicolas De Staël. 

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

6:30PM

Wade Saunders

“What, Why and How”

Wade Saunders is a sculptor and an art critic. He began exhibition and teaching in 1975 and started writing for Art in American in 1978. Saunders makes sculpture to answer the questions “What?” “Why?” and “How?” As a critic he has written on the role of studio assistants, the disappearance of Bill Bollinger’s oeuvre, the handling of Bas Jan Ader’s estate, and written jointly with his wife, Anne Rochette, on the rise of Los Angeles as a sculpture center. 

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

6:30PM

Paula Hornbostel

“‘Amplification and Simplification’: The Drawings of Gaston Lachaise, 1906-1935”

Paula Hornbostel is Director and Trustee of the Lachaise Foundation. She received degrees from Harvard and NYU and has lectured widely on the work of Gaston Lachaise. She has secured countless exhibitions of Lachaise’s work including an exhibition through Salander-O’Reilly Galleries that traveled to England, France and Italy, among others. Loans from the Lachaise Foundation can be seen internationally including the Portland Art Museum, the Jardin des Tuileries and the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and Gardens.

This lecture is presented in conjunction with an exhibition of works by Gaston Lachaise at the New York Studio School, March 21 through April 24, 2016. 

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

6:30PM

Summer Wheat

“Pry the Lid Open”

New York-based artist Summer Wheat will participate in her first museum solo exhibition at the Oklahoma Contemporary in 2016. Her work has been included in museum exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2013-14), deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park (2013) and Torrence Art Museum (2013). Recent solo exhibitions include “Walk in Pantry” at Fridman Gallery in New York. 

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New York Studio School Spring Evening Lecture Series

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