What Does an Art Historian Bring to Contemporary Art, and Vice Versa?

Martha Lucy, Assistant Professor of Art History, Drexel University; Consulting Curator, Barnes Foundation/Former Associate Curator, Barnes Foundation

Dr. Lucy is currently preparing “The Order of Things” (an exhibition at the Barnes, May 16-Aug 3, 2015). The exhibition invites contemporary artists Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, and Fred Wilson to critically respond to Barnes installation of his collection into “ensembles,” and the narratives of modernist art they construct. She will address how historical analysis intersects with, and differs from, theories of contemporary art and its curation.

Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 6:00 p.m.