Lecture Series: Art After 1945: Modern, Postmodern, Contemporary

March 2, 2015 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
$60 members only

contemporary1In conjunction with the recent opening of our new Post-War and Contemporary Art galleries, we are pleased to offer a series of lectures exclusively to members.

The lectures take place on Mondays from 6:30 to 8 pm, March 2, 9, 16, 23 (snow date March 30).

Using works from the museum’s permanent collection as examples, the lectures will introduce major themes in the development of art since 1945, examining the shifts from modern art to postmodern to contemporary. The first two lectures will focus on Modernism and Its Discontents, followed by Postmodernism, and concluding with What is Contemporary?

Frazer Ward is associate professor of art history at Smith College, where he teaches classes on the history and theory of contemporary art. He is the author of No Innocent Bystanders: Performance Art and Audience (Dartmouth University Press/University Press of New England, 2012), and his essays appear widely in collections, journals, and catalogs. Professor Ward earned his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Sydney, Australia and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Registration required. Call 860-838-4100, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm. Fee includes all four lectures, partial enrollment is not available.

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