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Visiting Artist Lecture Series: James Elkins

When: Oct. 7, 2013, 7pm - 9pm
Campus Location: Marjorie Barrick Museum / Harry Reid Center
Office/Remote Location: Auditorium

The UNLV College of Fine Arts' Department of Art presents the Visiting Artist Lecture Series with Artist James Elkins.

James Elkins grew up in Ithaca, New York, separated from Cornell University by a quarter-mile of woods once owned by the naturalist Laurence Palmer. Elkins stayed on in Ithaca long enough to get the B.A. degree (in English and Art History), with summer hitchhiking trips to Alaska, Mexico, Guatemala, the Caribbean, and Columbia. For the last twenty-five years he has lived in Chicago; he received a graduate degree in painting, and then switched to Art History, received another graduate degree, and then went on to do a Ph.D in Art History, which completed in 1989.  Since then Elkins has been teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently E.C. Chadbourne Chair in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism. His writing focuses on the history and theory of images in art, science, and nature. Some of his books are exclusively on fine art (What Painting Is, Why Are Our Pictures Puzzles?). Others include scientific and non-art images, writing systems, and archaeology (The Domain of Images, On Pictures and the Words That Fail Them), and some are about natural history (How to Use Your Eyes).

Artist's biographical information taken from James Elkins' website.

 

For more information on the Visiting Artist Lecture Series visit, the Marjorie Barrick Museum website.

Admission Information: 

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Contact Information: 

Name: Barrick Museum
Office: Room 135
Phone: 702-895-3381
E-mail: Alisha.Kerlin@unlv.edu

More info on this event: http://www.unlvvisitingartistseries.com
Event Sponsor: College of Fine Arts and The Department of Art

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