College for Creative Studies’ Woodward Lecture Series presents:
Sculptor John Chamberlain, In Conversation With Sculptor Michael Hall
Wednesday, December 10
Born in Rochester, Indiana in 1927, John Chamberlain is an American sculptor, painter, photographer and film maker whose work has been widely acclaimed since the late 1950s. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and at Black Mountain College in North Carolina where he was exposed to the vanguard theories of both artists and poets. He moved to New York City in 1957 and developed his method of assemblage, making his first works out of crushed automobile parts, a practice for which he became immediately recognized and renowned. In addition to working with steel, the medium for which he is best know, Chamberlain made films in the late 1960s, and has employed various other media such as automobile spray paint on canvas, chrome photography, foam, foil, paper bags, and Plexiglas. Both the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles have organized major retrospectives of his work, which is also included in over 60 major public collections around the world.
Michael Hall, a renowned sculptor, was sculptor-in-residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art from 1970 to 1990. He is a widely published author, a legendary educator and lecturer, and a noteworthy collector of folk and regional art.
The Woodward Lecture Series is made possible by a generous endowment gift from an anonymous donor.
All lectures are free and open to the public.
Seating and parking are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wendell W. Anderson Jr. Auditorium
Walter B. Ford II Building (corner of John R and Frederick Douglass)
College for Creative Studies campus
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit presents:
A Lecture By Jacob Proctor
Thursday, December 11
Jacob Proctor is the curator of the current MOCAD exhibition, Business as Usual . He is the Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), which will reopen to the public in Spring 2009 following a $41.9 million expansion and renovation project. Proctor is founding curator of UMMA Projects, a new series of exhibitions and publications focusing on emerging artists. Upcoming UMMA Projects include Walead Beshty, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Heather Rowe, Cory Arcangel, and Simon Dybbroe Moller, among others. Proctor is also currently organizing the first North American retrospective of seminal conceptual artist (and Michigan native) Douglas Huebler, who died in 1997.
Prior to joining UMMA in late 2007, Proctor spent three years at the Harvard University Art Museums while pursuing his PhD in History of Art and Architecture. His most recent exhibition, Multiple Strategies: Beuys, Maciunas, Fluxus, was presented to critical acclaim in early 2007 at Harvard’s Busch-Reisinger Museum. Between Object and Event, a volume of essays drawn from a symposium Proctor organized in conjunction with the exhibition, is forthcoming.
4454 Woodward Avenue (at Garfield)
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