Studio VU Lecture Series Features Ian Berry on Wednesday, November 16

ian_berryIan Berry, Dayton Director of The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, will speak on Wednesday, November 16, at 6 pm in Wilson Hall, Room 103, as part of Studio VU: The Department of Art Lecture Series. A leader in the field of college and university museums, he is a regular speaker on interdisciplinary and inventive curatorial practice and teaching in museums.

Berry has organized more than 90 museum exhibitions, including interdisciplinary exhibitions for the Tang that combine scientific equipment, Hudson River School landscapes, Rube Goldberg cartoons, and Shaker furniture with new art from around the world. In addition to surveys of recent drawing, painting, and appropriation art, Berry’s curatorial projects have included monographic exhibitions with such artists as Terry Adkins, Nayland Blake, Kathy Butterly, Nicole Eisenman, Nancy Grossman, Jim Hodges, Nina Katchadourian, Corita Kent, Martin Kersels, Nicholas Krushenick, Los Carpinteros, Shahzia Sikander, Amy Sillman, Fred Tomaselli, and Kara Walker.

In his role as professor of liberal arts at Skidmore, he teaches an art history seminar entitled Inside the Museum and is a frequent guest speaker for a wide variety of academic departments. Berry is also the author and editor of many volumes devoted to contemporary art practice.

The lecture is free and open to the public, with parking available behind Wilson Hall and off 21st Avenue South. For more information, contact the Department of Art at 615.343.7241 or martha.l.dale@vanderbilt.edu.

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