ArtisTalk: Mark Dion
November 29, 2011
Mark Dion, whose work examines the way we conceptualize our understanding of the natural world—for instance, in natural history museum exhibits—will discuss some of the printed representations of animals in Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe. He will relate the prints to his own work and to the history and present status of the species represented.
ArtisTalk is a new six-part series of lectures by and conversations with some of today’s most thought-provoking artists. Artistic practice is an essential form of intellectual inquiry and cultural critique. Contemporary artists have much to say and much to teach about the complex world in which we live.
The fall series will feature artists whose work resonates with new installations in the Sackler Museum: the recently refreshed contemporary galleries in the ongoing exhibition Re-View and the special exhibition Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe, on view September 6–December 10, 2011.
Limited complimentary parking at Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street.
This series was made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer Jr. Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums.
Reflecting the personal and professional pursuits of the late Nancy Stephenson Nichols (Harvard AM ’77, PhD ’80), this annual lecture provides a forum for international leaders in the arts, culture, and museums to share their expertise and ideas on topics of importance in the worlds in which they work.