Fred Eversley

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM: TWENTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REBAY LECTURE: Darby English


Fred Eversley, Untitled, 1972. Cast polyester resin, diameter: 93.3 cm, depth: 26.4 cm.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Gift, Springs Mills, Inc. 78.2439 © Frederick Eversley. Photo: Kathryn Carr

In this lecture, Darby English, Starr Director of Research and Academic Program at the Clark Art Institute, considers the intense traffic in ideas about art and culture that animated New York’s art world around 1971. In that year—just as newer forms of radical art practice such as Conceptualism and Earth art were gaining ground—late modernist painting and sculpture exhibited unexpected new capacities, and briefly restored abstraction’s historical alliance with urgent, and otherwise inexpressible, social and political quandaries. Formalism as activism? Let’s see.

The Hilla Rebay Lecture brings distinguished scholars to the Guggenheim Museum to examine significant issues in the theory, criticism, and history of art. This annual program is made possible through the generosity of The Hilla von Rebay Foundation.

February 14 - May 25, 2014

AFRICAN AMERICAN ART HARLEM RENAISSANCE, CIVIL RIGHTS ERA, AND BEYOND
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

 

June 28 - September 21, 2014
AFRICAN AMERICAN ART HARLEM RENAISSANCE, CIVIL RIGHTS ERA, AND BEYOND
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

 

October 18 - January 4, 2015
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Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY