Artist Talks + Lectures

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Hedda Sterne Mini Lectures + Conversation

Shaina Larrivee, director of the The Hedda Sterne Foundation, Nathan Augustine, art collections manager at Deere & company, and Jared Ledesma, Art Center assistant curator, introduce one of the most fascinating artists of the twentieth century that you've likely never heard of - Hedda Sterne.

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Why Americans Should Unlearn Their History

In this lecture, Kevin Gover will talk about how this unique backdrop has played, and continues to play, a key role in how the museum defines its mission and vision in the 21st Century. 

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A View from the Center of the Americas

In this lecture, Franklin Sirmans will talk about how this unique backdrop has played, and continues to play, a key role in how the museum defines its mission and vision in the 21st Century. 

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The Possibility of Queer Abstraction

David J. Getsy, Professor of Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, discusses the ways in which some queer artists have addressed the problem of representation by pursuing abstraction.

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The Shape of Craft

This lecture by Ezra Shales, author of the recent book The Shape of Craft, will offer compelling ideas that seek to expand thought around the commonly accepted definition of craft.

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