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UW Art Museum to Host Lecture by Art Historian and Critic Suzaan Boettger

September 15, 2016
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Suzaan Boettger

Suzaan Boettger will discuss “Affective Environmentalism in Contemporary Sculpture & Photography” Friday, Sept. 23, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 111 of the University of Wyoming Visual Arts Building.

Boettger will discuss aspects of earthwork and land art of the 1960s and subsequent and current socially engaged environmental sculpture and photography; predecessors in 19th century landscape painting and photography; and a few works from the exhibition “WASTE LAND: A Survey of Works by Brandon Ballengée, 1996-2016.”

The lecture is free and open to the public, courtesy of the UW Honors Program, Wyoming Institute of Humanities Research and the UW Art Museum.

Boettger is an art historian and critic in New York City, and professor of the history of art at Bergen Community College in New Jersey. A scholar of earthwork, land art and environmental art, she is author of “Earthworks: Art and the Landscape of the Sixties,” acclaimed by the New York Times Book Review as the “definitive history” and by the Library Journal as “a remarkable combination of insight and intellectual enthusiasm that, rare in a scholarly work, is easily accessible and a pleasure to read.” She has contributed to major East Coast and West Coast art magazines and to a dozen anthologies or exhibition catalogs, and has lectured widely.

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Through its “Museum as Classroom” approach, the UW Art Museum places art at the center of learning for all ages. Located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday hours are extended to 7 p.m. February through April and September through November. Admission is free.

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