Art historian to lead Oct. 19 lecture

Art historian to lead Oct. 19 lecture

Emily Godbey, art historian, will lead the next visiting artist lecture at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Richards Hall.
Emily Godbey, art historian, will lead the next visiting artist lecture at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Richards Hall.

The Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series continues with art historian Emily Godbey presenting at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Richards Hall, Room 15.

The series brings notable artists, scholars and designers to Nebraska each semester to enhance the education of students. The talks are free and open to the public.

Godbey is associate professor at Iowa State University. Her primary body of work deals with the ideas of tragedy and mourning. Her book project, “Recreating Astonishment: Disaster’s Delightful Horrors and Terrible Pleasures,” explores the commercialization of disaster through images within modern formats such as postcards, movies and amusement parks. The work traces this modern commodity’s relationship to paintings and the history of the sublime.

Godbey is also working on projects dealing with communication at the turn of the century via postcards and visuality and World’s Fairs.

The remaining lectures in the series this fall include:

  • Nov. 8 — Bonna Wescoat, art history
  • Nov. 14 — Linda Lopez and Cristina Córdova, ceramics

The visiting artist or scholar spends one to three days on campus to meet with classes, participate in critiques and give demonstrations. Each lecture in the series is free and open to the public and will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall, Room 15.

To learn more about the series, contact the School of Art, Art History and Design at 402-472-5522 or email schoolaahd@unl.edu.