Editor’s note: The Hixson-Lied Visiting Scholar lecture by Christine Hult-Lewis, originally scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in Richards Hall, Room 15, has been canceled. It may be rescheduled in the spring.
Christine Hult-Lewis, the interim pictorial curator at the Bancroft Library, the special collections library at the University of California, Berkeley, will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Scholar Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in Richards Hall, Room 15.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Hult-Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, where she majored in humanities with an emphasis in American art and literature and a doctorate in American studies from Boston University with an emphasis in photographic history.
Hult-Lewis has taught classes on the history of photography and photographs of the American West at Boston University and the University of California, Berkeley, and she has written on 19th century culture and photography.
At Bancroft, she curated several exhibitions on California painting, the history of photobooks, community and identity in Western photography and the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
She co-authored “Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs” (Getty, 2011),” an award-winning study of 19th century landscape photographer Carleton Watkins, and recently published “What They Saw: Historic Photobooks by Women” (10x10Photobooks, 2021), an essay on postwar women’s photobooks.
The remaining lectures in the series:
Nov. 9 Sama Alshaibi, photography. Alshaibi works between photography, video, performance and installation. In 2021, she was named a Guggenheim Fellow in Photography.
Nov. 30 Aaron Spangler, sculpture and printmaking. Spangler is best known as a sculptor, where he reimagines the traditional medium and technique of woodcarving with a contemporary eye.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Art, Art History and Design’s Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist and 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 and Design at (402) 472-5522 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.