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Voices in American Art, Keynote Lecture by Ruth Erickson, "Experiments in Art, Education, and Democracy: Black Mountain College 1933-1957"

Mar 1, 2018 / 7pm - 8 pm

Calendar: Event/Performance
Categories: Visual Art , Reception
Age Groups: All

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The Johnson Collection presents Voices in American Art, Keynote Lecture by Ruth Erickson, "Experiments in Art, Education, and Democracy: Black Mountain College 1933-1957"

The 2018 Voices in American Art keynote address features Ruth Erickson, Mannion Family Curator at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. Dr. Erickson's lecture will focus on the art and artists of Black Mountain College, the avant-garde, interdisciplinary enclave that operated in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina between 1933 and 1957. A selection of TJC's Black Mountain College paintings and sculpture is showcased at Spartanburg’s new AC Hotel. Open to the public at no charge, this event will take place at the AC Hotel; seating is limited and reservations are required.

Ruth Erickson

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Ruth Erickson is Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. She co-curated the major exhibition Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957 with Helen Molesworth and has organized exhibitions of the work of artists Rokni and Ramin Haerizadeh and Ethan Murrow at the ICA/Boston. She is currently at work on the first U.S. survey of Mark Dion’s work to open in 2017. Erickson received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 and has published and presented her writing widely. She serves as a visiting critic at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts and Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

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