Blanton Conversation: Writing Histories of Art
Thu, November 3, 2011 • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM • Blanton Auditorium, Edgar A. Smith Building (EAS), The University of Texas at Austin
Join art historians and writers Alexander Nemerov and Roberto Tejada for a conversation on the aesthetics of writing on art. Nemerov is a Professor of History of Art and American Studies at Yale University focusing on American visual culture from the eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century. His most recent book, Acting in the Night: Macbeth and the Places of the Civil War, is about a single night’s performance of Macbeth attended by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Tejada is Distinguished Endowed Chair in Art History at Southern Methodist University. He is a specialist in modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino/U.S. visual culture. He is the founder and co-editor of Mandorla: New Writing from the Americas, one of the premier bilingual journals of poetry, poetics, and visual arts from the Americas. His books of poetry include Mirrors for Gold and Exposition Park.
Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Bulevard. Parking is $3, bring your ticket with you to the museum.
Co-presented with the Art History Lecture Series and Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS), the University of Texas at Austin.