Art historian Wescoat to present Hixson-Lied Visiting Scholar Lecture Nov. 8
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Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design’s Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series brings notable artists, scholars and designers to Nebraska each semester to enhance the education of students.
The next lecture in the series will be presented by Art Historian Bonna Wescoat on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. Wescoat’s lecture is free and open to the public.
Wescoat is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Art History at Emory University. She holds a Ph.D. and Master of Philosophy from Oxford University, a Master of Arts from the University of London, and Bachelor of Arts from Smith College.
Her research interests are ancient Greek art and architecture, particularly sacred architecture, and digital modeling to investigate the interaction of landscape, architecture and ritual experience.
In addition to her monograph, “The Temple of Athena at Assos,” she has recently completed “Samothrace vol. 9, Monuments of the Eastern Hill.” Her work now centers on the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace, where she has directed excavations.
The remaining lecture in the series this Fall includes:
• Linda Lopez and Cristina Córdova, ceramics, on Nov. 14, sponsored by the Clay Club. Lopez has exhibited her work in New Zealand and throughout the United States including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Robischon Gallery; Long Beach Museum of Art; The Clay Studio; and the Jane Hartsook Gallery at Greenwich House Pottery. She has been an artist in residence at The Clay Studio and the Archie Bray Foundation. Lopez received the Lighton International Artist Exchange Program Grant to be an artist in residence at C.R.E.T.A. Rome Residency Program. She is represented by Mindy Solomon Gallery.
Córdova lives and works in Penland, North Carolina. She has taught at Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School, Santa Fe Clay, Mudfire, Odyssey Center for Ceramics and Anderson Ranch, among others. She founded Travel Arte, an ongoing platform that provides educational experiences within the ceramics medium while immersing students in the creative culture of a specific setting.
Underwritten by the Hixson-Lied Endowment with additional support from other sources, the series enriches the culture of the state by providing a way for Nebraskans to interact with luminaries in the fields of art, art history and design. Each visiting artist or scholar spends one to three days on campus to meet with classes, participate in critiques and give demonstrations.
Each lecture in the series is free and open to the public and will take place in Richards Hall Rm. 15 at 5:30 p.m.
For more information on the series, contact the School of Art, Art History & Design at (402) 472-5522.