New Art Dialogue Series: Deborah Kass
An Exploration of Pop Culture in Postwar America
Thursday, November 18, 2010 7:00 p.m.
Walters Art Museum
600 N. Charles Street
New York painter Deborah Kass will speak about her work and how it explores the intersection of pop culture and art history during the Contemporary Museum’s New Art Dialogue Series lectureon Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 7 p.m. The lecture will be held at the Walters Art Museum’s Graham Auditorium.
Ms. Kass uses her art to explore cultural identity and often visits her changing role as a Jewish woman molded by pop culture. Her work appropriates icons and influences ranging from Andy Warhol to Barbara Streisand, text and lyrics from Broadway shows, and popular culture influences to explore the relationship between low culture and high art.
Kass was a participating artist in the Contemporary Museum’s 1997 exhibition Too Jewish? Challenging Traditional Identities.
Following the lecture, a reception hosted by the museum’s New Group will be held at the Contemporary Museum.
Admission to the lecture is $10 for the general public, $5 for students, and free for members of the Contemporary Museum and Walters Art Museum. Tickets will be available at the door.
For additional information, visit www.contemporary.org.