Visiting Artist William Fox to speak Feb. 18 at UNL

William Fox
William Fox

Visiting Artist William Fox to speak Feb. 18 at UNL

10 Feb 2014    

William L. Fox, a writer whose work is a sustained inquiry into how human cognition transforms land into landscape, will present a free public lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15 on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln city campus.

Fox's numerous nonfiction books rely upon fieldwork with artists and scientists in extreme environments to provide the narratives through which he conducts his investigations. He is an art critic, science writer, cultural geographer; Guggenheim, Royal Geographic Society, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow and serves as the Director of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno.

Fox has authored and co-authored several books on landscape photography and is currently conducting research for his forthcoming publication Art of the Anthropocene.

In 2001-02 Fox spent two-and-a-half months in the Antarctic with the NSF in the Antarctic Visiting Artists and Writers Program. He has also worked as a team member of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project, which tests methods of exploring Mars on Devon Island in the Canadian High Arctic.

Richards Hall is located at Stadium Drive and T sts. on the UNL city campus.

For more information on his lecture, contact the UNL Department of Art and Art History at (402) 472-5522.