CANCELLED – Art in Focus Series: Katy Siegel

Date: 10/10/2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Southampton Library



FOCUS: The 2017 Venice Biennale

by Katy Siegel, Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Endowed Chair in Modern American Art, Stony Brook University 


Siegel will discuss Mark Bradford’s site-specific installation for the U.S. Pavilion, which will be on view through November 26.
Katy Siegel, the U.S. Pavilion’s co-curator with Christopher Bedford, is the senior curator for research at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Her primary interests include the relation between postwar and contemporary art. Her most recent book is an edited volume, “The heroine Paint”: After Frankenthaler; she is also the author of Since ’45: America and the Making of Contemporary Art, which details the collision of American social history and European modernism, as well as the editor and sole essayist of Abstract Expressionism. Among her exhibitions at the Rose Art Museum, where she was curator-at-large, are Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler; Light Years: Jack Whitten, 1971-1974; and The Matter that Surrounds Us: Wols and Charline von Heyl.


Other curated exhibitions include High Times Hard Times: New York Painting, 1967-75. In 2016 she was co-curator with Okwui Enwezor and Ulrich Wilmes, of Postwar: Art Between the Atlantic and the Pacific, 1945-1965, which was presented at the Haus der Kunst, Munich.


The talk will be held in the Library Lecture Room of the Stony Brook University Library at the Southampton campus (Southampton Library Room 201). 


The University Libraries’ Art in Focus Southampton events are co-sponsored by the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center and made possible by support from the John H. Marburger III Fund of Stony Brook University. These events are part of the Libraries’ continuing mission to engage in scholarly, cultural, and artistic interactions with Stony Brook University and the community. Stay tuned for other events in the Art in Focus lecture series throughout the year.


Bookings are closed for this event.

Chris Kretz

Chris Kretz

Head of Academic Engagement at Stony Brook University Libraries
Chris is the Head of Academic Engagement and the liaison to the MFAs in Creative Writing, Film, and Theatre.
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