Sculptor David Baskin will present a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in Richards Hall, Room 15, as a part of the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist and Scholar series. The talk is free and open to the public.
Baskin has taught at the Cooper Union School of Art and the New York Institute of Technology and was a visiting critic at the School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, and the University of Buffalo. His honors and awards include a McDowell Colony Fellowship, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, a Yaddo residency, and a commission through Brookfield Properties for a lobby installation at the Grace Building in New York City. He was also one of the original members of the Brooklyn based non-profit art organization Smack Mellon.
The lecture series brings notable artists, scholars and designers to Nebraska each semester to enhance the education of students. Each visiting artist or scholar spends one to three days on campus to meet with classes, participate in critiques and give demonstrations.