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Lecture and Printmaking Demonstration Will Be Special Events For American Prints Exhibition, Febraury 4 and 6, 2006

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — Distinguished art critic, writer, and professor Donald Kuspit will discuss "Art Since Warhol: Media-Derived Contra Anti-Media" on Saturday, February 4, at 5:00 p.m., in conjunction with the upcoming Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center exhibition Presses, Pop, and Pomade: American Prints Since the Sixties. Also tied to the exhibition, visiting assistant professor of art Richard Bosman will conduct a printmaking demonstration on Monday, February 6, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public, and will be held on the Vassar campus:

LECTURE/DONALD KUSPIT:
Saturday, February 4, 2006
5:00 p.m.
Taylor Hall, Room 203
Art Since Warhol: Media-Derived Contra Anti-Media

A professor of art history and philosophy at the State University of New York-Stony Brook, and a former A.D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University, Donald Kuspit won the College Art Association's prestigious Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Art Criticism (1983). Kuspit has authored more than twenty books, including Redeeming Art: Critical Reveries (2000); Idiosyncratic Identities: Artists at the End of the Avant-Garde (1996); and Daniel Brush: Gold without Boundaries (with Ralph Esmerian and David Bennett, 1998). He is the editor of Art Criticism, a contributing editor at Artforum, Sculpture, and Tema Celeste magazines, and on the advisory board of Centennial Review. For the new Encyclopedia Britannica (16th edition), Kuspit was the editorial advisor for European art from 1900-1950, as well as for art criticism, and he wrote the encyclopedia entry for the latter. His honors include fellowships from the Ford Foundation, Fulbright Commission, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim Foundation, and the Asian Cultural Council.

DEMONSTRATION/RICHARD BOSMAN:
Monday, February 6, 2006
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Print Studio (Room 206), Doubleday Studio Arts Building

Richard Bosman, whose 1986 print Besieged is among the works to be featured in the exhibition Presses, Pop, and Pomade, began to teach drawing and printmaking at Vassar in 1995. Bosman's work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Australian National Gallery, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, National Museum of American Art, New York Public Library, and Whitney Museum of American Art. Bosman has had solo exhibitions at the Toledo Museum of Art and The Fort Worth Art Museum, and also been shown abroad in Brussels, London, Madrid, Milan, and Munich. Strongly influenced by childhood experiences at the sea, Bosman is known for his expressionistic style, often capturing moments frozen in time. He studied at the Bryam Shaw School of Painting and Drawing, London, and at the New York Studio School. Bosman has also taught at Columbia University, Yale Summer School of Art, the School of Visual Arts, and Cooper Union.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center will present Presses, Pop, and Pomade: American Prints Since the Sixties from Friday, January 13, through Sunday, March 19. With thirty-six works from the Art Center's permanent collection, the exhibition will examine printmaking's continuing importance to new artistic movements, including realism in the 1970s, expressionism in the 1980s, and identity politics in the 1990s and early 2000s (845-437-5632, http://fllac.vassar.edu).

For more information on the Donald Kuspit talk, contact Jennifer Cole, administrative manager of the Friends of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, at (845) 437-5391. For more information on the Richard Bosman printmaking demonstration, please contact Kelly Thompson, coordinator of public education and programs at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, at (845) 437-7745. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should call the Office of Campus Activities at (845) 437-5370.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential, liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Monday, January 16, 2006