Conversation with the Artists: Ann Hamilton + Cynthia Schira


Event details

In response to an invitation from the Spencer Museum of Art, Ann Hamilton and Cynthia Schira have mined its encyclopedic holdings to create new works of art for the Central Court and adjoining galleries. The resulting exhibition, An Errant Line, reflects their distinctive contemplations of the Museum's legacy as well as the relation of the handmade to a world increasingly structured by the digital code of zeros and ones.

Join the artists and visiting lecturer Joan Simon in the SMA auditorium for a conversation from 6-6:45 PM. Simon is an independent curator, writer, and arts administrator based in Paris who has written books on both Hamilton and Schira. She served as curator-at-large for the Whitney Museum of American Art from 2004-2009 and as managing editor of Art in America from 1974-1983.

This presentation is sponsored by the Franklin D. Murphy Lecture Fund. The Murphy Lecture series is co-sponsored by the Kress Foundation Department of Art History and the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

A reception follows the talk.


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