Bringing together a range of scholars to open up new perspectives on public abstract sculpture. This conference is a collaborative project of the Snite Museum of Art; Depts of American Studies; and Art, Art History and Design. It is made possible by support from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters, and the Humana Foundation Endowment for American Art.
Keynote speakers include Nan Rosenthal, author of George Rickey and former senior consultant for Modern and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and curator of 20th-century art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; and Mary Miss, world-acclaimed artist who bridges the disciplines of sculpture, architecture and landscape to comment on the environmental and social history of public spaces.
This two-day event (Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-26) is free and open to the public.