Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 6:00pm
Zoellner Arts Center, LUAG Lower Gallery
Curator and scholar Lowery Stokes Sims will speak in conjunction with the exhibition The Drawings of Wifredo Lam: 1940-1955. Join us in the LUAG Lower Gallery in Zoellner Arts Center, 6PM. Reception to follow. All LUAG events are free and open to the public. Sponsored in part by the Visiting Lecturers Committee and Africana Studies.
A specialist in modern and contemporary art Lowery Stokes Sims is known for her particular interest in a diverse and inclusive global art world and has supported a variety of artists whose identities and work reflect those values. A curator and scholar in contemporary art, craft and design her particular expertise lies in the work of African, Latino, Native and Asian American artists. Her PhD thesis Wifredo Lam and the International Avant-Garde, 1923-1982 was published by the University of Texas Press in 2002. She recently retired as Curator Emerita from the Museum of Arts and Design in New York where she served as the Charles Bronfman International Curator and the William and Mildred Ladson Chief Curator. Sims served on the education and curatorial staff of The Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1972-1999 and as executive director, president and adjunct curator for the permanent collection at The Studio Museum in Harlem from 2000-2007.
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Co-sponsored by Latin American and Latino Studies, The Visiting Lecturers Committee, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Africana Studies