Canceled- Art in Context: The Disappearing Object: Sculpture, Assemblage, Collage, and Installation (Part 2)

This event has been canceled due to the Coronavirus and subsequent temporary Museum closure. All ticket holders will be refunded automatically. Thank you for your understanding.

Presented by Thomas Folland, Art Historian
Beginning in the post-World War II years, artists began redefining sculpture by incorporating some of the most unlikely materials; things like cardboard, sheet metal, wood or even old clothing became incorporated into a practice that was once defined by either carving or casting. As a result, the meaning of sculpture evolved in such a way that new terms had to be invented; assemblage or installation for example. This lecture will trace the evolution of sculpture in contemporary art through a selection of artists to include Gordon Matta-Clark, Eleanor Anton, David Hammons, Robert Gober, Cady Noland, Thomas Hirschhorn and Yinka Shonibare.

Part 1, April 15: Introduction to Contemporary Art.
*Part 2, April 22: The Disappearing Object: Sculpture, Assemblage, Collage, and Installation.
Part 3, April 29: “This is Not to Be Looked at” : Conceptual Art and New Media.
Part 4,May 6: “It’s Not Me, It’s You”: Relational Aesthetics.
Part 5, May 13: Art without Borders: Global Vanguards.
Part 6, May 20: Painting is Dead. Long Live Painting!
Location: Fluor Gallery
Individual lecture: Member or with paid museum admission $9 | General $12
TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

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April 22, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm