Free Public Lecture by Hirshhorn Curator of Modern Art Marks Inauguration of Landmarks Public Art Program

Sept. 12, 2008

Event: A free public lecture by Valerie Fletcher, senior curator of modern art at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., that marks the inauguration of Landmarks, the campus-wide installation of modern and contemporary sculptures from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fletcher will introduce the Landmarks project and discuss the significance of the Metropolitan pieces in her lecture "What's Past is Prologue; Inaugurating Landmarks with the Metropolitan Sculptures."

When: 3-4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12

Where: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Amphitheater #204

This new building is at the corner of University Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard. A map can be found online.

Background: Over a career that spans 30 years, Fletcher has curated, published and lectured extensively on American and European sculpture. Her scholarship features many of the artists represented in the Metropolitan loan. In "What's Past is Prologue: Inaugurating Landmarks with the Metropolitan Sculptures," Fletcher introduces the Metropolitan sculptures and explains the art historical significance of these rare works.

For more information about this event, visit Landmarks and the College of Fine Arts online.

For more information, contact: Leslie Lyon, College of Fine Arts, 512 475 7033.