Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Critical Perspectives Series Explores Innovation in Contemporary Art

Bold Art, Ideas, Techniques to be Focus of 2010 Forum

The Contemporary Museum will explore radical changes that have taken place in the visual arts during the last 50 years through its discussion series Critical Perspectives. The first session will be held Tuesday, January 26, 2010.

The six-session forum will examine topics that have greatly influenced the direction of contemporary art, including serialism and gravity, environmental themes, and feminist interventions. Historical and critical texts from revolutionary thinkers will provide the foundation for provocative discussion about the events, movements, and people who have guided the evolution of contemporary art.

The series will convene every Tuesday, from January 26 through March 9, 2010 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Peabody Court Hotel, 612 Cathedral Street, in Baltimore’s Mt. Vernon Cultural District.

Critical Perspectives will be led by Virginia K. Adams, modern and contemporary art history instructor at Maryland Institute College of Art, and Robert E. Haywood, deputy director of the Contemporary Museum.

The fee for the full Critical Perspectives series is $125 for Contemporary Museum members and $160 for non-members. A one-year discounted membership to the museum is included in the cost for non-members. The series is open to all art enthusiasts; no prior art history training is required.

For more information about Critical Perspectives and the Contemporary Museum, visit www.contemporary.org.

About the Contemporary Museum
The Contemporary Museum promotes the art and culture of our time by producing and presenting new works, new thinking, and new practices that are immediately relevant. The Contemporary has earned international acclaim for its thought-provoking exhibitions, innovative programming, and unique collaborations with artists, curators, critics, and members of the community.   

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