Symposiums and Lectures
Exhibition Preview

Thursday, August 31, 4:30 -7 pm
Gallery Talk by Johanna Drucker, 4:30 pm
Reception follows

Complicit Symposium and Blizzard Lecture: October 6-7


October 6 - Art Criticism Now

2-4:30 pm, in the Museum What kind of critical discussion is provoked by contemporary art, particularly the studio-based, conceptually sophisticated work that is in such active dialogue with mass culture?
Participants: Artists Elena Sisto and Kevin Everson; Paul Ryan, associate professor, Mary Baldwin College, and art critic,
Artpapers; John B. Ravenal, Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; moderated by Johanna Drucker

October 6 - Gladys S. Blizzard Lecture

5 pm, Room 158, Campbell Hall (behind the Museum)
Reception follows in the Museum

"Tales of Art Love" by Peter Schjeldahl, art critic, The New Yorker
Sponsors: Gladys S. Blizzard Lecture Fund; Carl H. and Martha S. Lindner Center for Art History, McIntire Department of Art; Brown College; and Special Lecture Committee, University of Virginia

October 7 - Contemporary Art and Mass Culture

10am - noon, Gravity Lounge, 103 South First Street, Charlottesville What is the identity and role of art in contemporary life? How do we recognize it? Who gives it value?
Participants: Artists Julia Jacquette and Alberto Rey; critic Peter Schjeldahl; and Dinah Ryan, director, Washington and Lee Art Gallery, and art critic, Artpapers; moderated by Catherine Mitchell, membership and outreach coordinator, Second Street Gallery