Fordham’s Hernández is next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecturer on April 5
calendar icon22 Mar 2023
Lincoln, Neb.—Fordham University Associate Professor of English Robb Hernández will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture on Wednesday, April 5.
The lecture is at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The 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.
Hernández is the author of “Archiving an Epidemic: Art, AIDS and the Queer Chicanx Avant-Garde” (NYU Press, 2019), which catalogs a queer retelling of the Chicana and Chicano art movement from its origins in the 1960s to the AIDS crisis and destruction it wrought in the 1980s. His articles have appeared in American Art Journal, Aztlán, Journal of Visual Culture, Radical History Review and TSQ, among others.
In 2017, he co-curated “Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas” in conjunction with the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. He is also a recipient of a senior fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and received an Arts Writers Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation and Creative Capital.
The remaining lectures in the series are:
• April 12: Dan Witz, interdisciplinary. Witz is a Brooklyn-based street artist and realist painter and ones of the pioneers of the street art movement.
• April 27: Josephine Halvorson, painting. Halvorson is professor of art and chair of graduate studies in painting at Boston University. She makes art that foregrounds firsthand experience and takes the form of painting, sculpture and printmaking.
• April 27: Ryan Anderson, graphic design. Anderson has worked in the advertising industry for more than 25 years. He will present a workshop at 7 p.m. in 105 Woods Art Building instead of a lecture.
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.
For more information on the series, contact the School of Art, Art History & Design at (402) 472-5522 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.