Event: A free public lecture by Valerie Fletcher, senior curator of modern art at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., that marks the inauguration of Landmarks, the campus-wide installation of modern and contemporary sculptures from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fletcher will introduce the Landmarks project and discuss the significance of the Metropolitan pieces in her lecture “What’s Past is Prologue; Inaugurating Landmarks with the Metropolitan Sculptures.”
When: 3-4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12
Where: ATandT Executive Education and Conference Center, Amphitheater #204
This new building is at the corner of University Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard. A map can be found online.
Background: Over a career that spans 30 years, Fletcher has curated, published and lectured extensively on American and European sculpture. Her scholarship features many of the artists represented in the Metropolitan loan. In “What’s Past is Prologue: Inaugurating Landmarks with the Metropolitan Sculptures,” Fletcher introduces the Metropolitan sculptures and explains the art historical significance of these rare works.