Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series presents art historian Suzanne Hudson

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Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series presents art historian Suzanne Hudson

Suzanne Hudson
Suzanne Hudson

Art historian and critic Suzanne Hudson will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar lecture this fall in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design.

Hudson’s lecture is at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in Richards Hall Rm. 15. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Hudson is associate professor of art history and fine arts at the University of Southern California. She writes on modern and contemporary art, with an emphasis on abstraction, painting, art pedagogy and American philosophy.

A longtime contributor to “Artforum,” she is the author of “Robert Ryman: Used Paint” (MIT Press, 2009; 2011), “Painting Now” (Thames & Hudson, 2015), “Agnes Martin: Night Sea” (Afterall/MIT Press, 2017) and the co-editor of “Contemporary Art: 1989–Present” (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013). Her forthcoming books include “Mary Weatherford” in 2019 from Lund Humphries and “Contemporary Painting” in 2020 by Thames & Hudson.

Supported by a New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Hudson is pursuing research into the practical applications of art making for her book, “Better for the Making: Art, Therapy, Process,” a study of the therapeutic origins of process within American modernism.

The remaining lectures in the series are: • Oct. 30: Lauren Gallaspy and Sunkoo Yuh, ceramicists. These guest artists are also sponsored by the UNL Clay Club. Gallaspy is a studio artist in Los Angeles, who was recognized by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts as an Emerging Artist in the field in 2013. Yuh is professor at the Lamar Dodd School at the University of Georgia in Athens. His current focus is on type of architectural-scale sculpture and pushing his medium to its limits of size. • Nov. 6: Sara Langworthy, book artist. Langworthy lives and works in Iowa City, Iowa, where she maintains a private studio and is associate professor of practice at the University of Iowa Center for the Book.

The School of Art, Art History & Design’s Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series brings notable artists, scholars and designers to Nebraska each semester to enhance the education of students.

Underwritten by the Hixson-Lied Endowment with additional support from other sources, the series enriches the culture of the state by providing a way for Nebraskans to interact with luminaries in the fields of art, art history and design. Each visiting artist or scholar spends one to three days on campus to meet with classes, participate in critiques and give demonstrations.

For more information on the series, contact the School of Art, Art History & Design at (402) 472-5522 or e-mail schoolaahd@unl.edu.