Photographer to open visiting artist series

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Photographer to open visiting artist series

Andrea Modica, Bagnarola di Budrio, Italy, 2014.
Andrea Modica, Bagnarola di Budrio, Italy, 2014.

Photographer Andrea Modica will open the spring 2019 Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist and Scholar series with a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in Richards Hall, Room 15. The event is free and open to the public.

Modica is one of six artists who will present lectures this spring. Organized by the School of Art, Art History and Design, the series brings notable artists, scholars and designers to Nebraska each semester to enhance the education of students. Each lecture is 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall, Room 15.

Modica resides in Philadelphia, where she works as a photographer and teaches at Drexel University. She is a Guggenheim Fellow, Fulbright Scholar and recipient of a Knight Award.

Her photographs have been featured in the New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, Newsweek and American Photo.

Modica's work is also a part of permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the International Museum of Photography and Film at the George Eastman House and the Bibliotheque Nationale.

Remaining lectures this spring include:

  • Feb. 13: Shannon Brock, printmaking. Brock is art director of Carriage House Paper, founder of Gaptoothed Studio in Brooklyn, New York, and president and skater for Gotham Girls Roller Derby.

  • Feb. 27: Virgil Ortiz, ceramics. One of the most innovative potters of his time, Ortiz moves Pueblo pottery into a new era combining art, décor, fashion, video and film.

  • March 13: Leo Mazow, art history. Mazow is the Louise B. and J. Harwood Cochrane Curator of American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

  • April 11: Mary Pardo, art history. Pardo is an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. She specializes in Italian Renaissance art and art criticism.

  • April 25: Alexander Ross, painting. Ross is represented by the David Nolan Gallery in New York. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, an Art Production Fund Fellowship, Residency at the Musée Claude Monet in Giverny, France, and an Artist Fellowship Grant from the Tesuque Foundation.

For more information on the series, contact the School of Art, Art History and Design at 402-472-5522 or