The Columbia Museum of Art will present several special lectures in conjunction with major exhibits in January and February 2010 as part of the "Humanities American Lecture Series." Dr. Brad Collins will give a gallery talk on The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States on Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 3:00 p.m., and Dr. Robert Farris Thompson will give a gallery talk on the exhibition Chemistry of Color on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. Both lectures are free and open to the public courtesy of BCBS. SC Humanities sponsored the "Humanities American Lecture Series" through a Major Grant in February 2009.
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States was a gift to the Columbia Museum of Art from the New York Collectors of 50 pieces of minimalist and conceptual art. The collection includes 10 paintings, 6 sculptures, and 24 works on paper by such artists as Zigi Ben-Haim, Jill Levine, and Richard Tuttle. Dr. Brad Collins, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of South Carolina, will lead a gallery talk on Sunday, January 10 at 3:00 p.m. to shed light on this challenging and exciting exhibition.
Chemistry of Color is a major exhibition of art by contemporary African-American artists that include a number of preeminent modern artists such as Romare Beaden, Jacob Lawrence, Faith Ringgold, and Betye Saar. The exhibit is diverse and exuberant and will be on display at the Columbia Museum of Art starting on February 5, 2010. Dr. Robert Farris Thompson, Col. John Trumbull Professor at Yale University, will lead a gallery talk about the Chemistry of Color exhibition on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 12:00 p.m.
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