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Monday, October 25, 2010

Visiting Art Historian Lecture by Alex Potts @ UMFA (SLC: Oct 27)

Visiting Art Historian lecture next Wednesday

Alex Potts, Prof. of Art History, University of Michigan

“Hybrid Practices and Political Art in the 1950s and 1960s”

Wednesday October 27th, 2010, 4:30pm Art 158

Alex Potts is Max Loehr Collegiate Professor in the Department of
History of Art at the University of Michigan. He has given the Slade
Lectures in Fine Art at the University of Oxford and was recently
appointed Varnedoe Visiting Professor at the Institute of Fine Arts,
New York University. His books include Flesh and the Ideal:
Winckelmann and the Origins of Art History (1994 and 2000) and The
Sculptural Imagination. Figurative, Modernist, Minimalist (2000). His
publications range over a number of different areas, from modern
sculptural aesthetics and art and artistic theory in the Enlightenment
and Romantic periods to artistic culture in the twentieth century. He
was project scholar and wrote the introduction for the new English
translation of Winckelmann’s History of the Art of Antiquity (2005)
and is co-editor of an anthology of texts on modern sculpture, The
Modern Sculpture Reader (2007). He is currently writing a book on the
significance of experimental forms of realism in post-war Europe and
America, titled Art and Non-Art 1945-1965.

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