Critique and Conversation: "Art as Document?"


Aug. 29, 2014,
4pm to 5pm

Office/Remote Location

Michael C. and Mannetta Braunstein Gallery


Matthew Couper 
Ex-voto, The 23rd of November
Oil on metal

Ex-voto (Precious Blood of Christ)
Oil on tin 
c. 19th century
Private Collection, Las Vegas

Works included in "Private/Public: Images of Devotion from 19th and Early 20th Century Mexico" curated by Emmauel Ortega 

Documentation of everyday life through painted image and text is a continuous theme in the works included in “Public/Private: Images of Devotion from 19th Century and Early 20th Century Mexico” Curator Emmanuel Ortega and Artist Matthew Couper will co-host a discussion about the function of text in art and how we can view these works as documents or consider them for their aesthetic value. 

Critique and Conversation is a monthly series of informal and in-depth discussions about art and ideas. Join the museum the last Friday of every month. Topics and special guests vary each month.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Marjorie Barrick Museum
Alisha Kerlin

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Event Sponsor

UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum and co-hosted by Barrick Museum Collection Manager/Artist, Alisha Kerlin and Barrick Staff/Writer, DK Sole