Save the Date for Upcoming Friends Lectures

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Thursday, September 12, 2019, 11AM – 12PM 
Pillsbury Auditorium

Geraldine Craig

Please join the Friends of the Institute in September for Geraldine Craig’s lecture: “A Contemporary Hmong Aesthetic in Cloth.” Read more about this lecture and order tickets here.


October 10, 2019, 11AM
Pillsbury Auditorium 

Andrea Bayer
“Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible” 

Mark your calendar for Andrea Bayer, the The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s longtime curator of European paintings. She will examine the concept of unfinished art in a broad sense, from works that were interrupted, remaining unfinished accidentally, to works that were deliberately left incomplete. Some of history’s greatest artists explored this aesthetic of “intentionally unfinished” (also known as non finito), including Titian, Turner and Cezanne.

Here’s a video preview for the lecture:


November 14, 2019, 11AM
To Be Announced


 December 12, 2019, 11AM
Alec Soth
On the evolution of his work, with an emphasis on portraiture


January 09, 2020, 11AM
Tiffany Chung
“Remapping Histories: Wars, Embattled Sites, and Forced Migration”


February 13, 2020, 11AM
Zoé Whitley
“LISTEN TO ARTISTS: A Talkative Curator’s Lessons from Watching and Learning”   
A Mark and Mary Goff Fiterman Lecture


March 12, 2020, 11AM
Lisa Michaux
On the first Impressionist Exhibition of 1874


April 2, 2020 (note: the first Thursday!), 11AM
Titus Kaphar
“Making Space for Black History”
A Mark and Mary Goff Fiterman Lecture


May 14, 2020
Ellen Winner
“How Art Works: A Psychological Exploration”

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