ABOUT THE EVENT
Melinda and Paul Sullivan Distinguished Lecturer | Lydia Gordon presents “The Common Hero in the Art of Jacob Lawrence, 1950's and Beyond"
Due to unforeseen circumstances this fascinating lecture will be rescheduled to Thursday, June 3, 6:30. All who have preregistered for April 29 will be notified with a new Zoom link. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you virtually on June 3!
Presented by Lydia Gordon, this virtual lecture will examine Jacob Lawrence: the Struggle (1954-1956) series, and its connections to Lawrence's later work present in the NBMAA's permanent collection.
Bio: Lydia Gordon is a specialist in modern and contemporary art. At the Peabody Essex Museum, she served as the coordinating curator for the nationally touring exhibition Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle (2019-2021), Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction (2019) and is curator of the long-term painting installation Vanessa Platacis: Taking Place (2019-ongoing). Her book publication projects include Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle (Peabody Essex Museum / University of Washington Press, 2019) and Inappropriate Bodies: Art Design, and Maternity (Demeter Press, 2019). Gordon’s writing can be seen in Hyperallergic, ARTnews, and Boston Art Review. She is also associate professor of Modern Art History at Montserrat College of Art. Prior to joining PEM, Gordon worked for the Society of Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago and as the Art Loan Manager at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln, MA). She earned her BA in Art Administration from Simmons College and her Dual MA in Art History, Theory and Criticism, Art Administration & Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her research interests include 20th century American art and global contemporary art, architecture, and design surrounding themes of identity and representation.
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