Over the course of An Evening with Garth Clark, this distinguished scholar, critic, and provocateur will deliver A Necessary Irritant, a roller coaster ride through the Ceramic Revolution. Drawing on over 80 books, 400 monographs, essays, and reviews he has authored over the past five decades, Clark’s presentation weaves together his biography with seminal moments in 20th and 21st century contemporary ceramic art. This is the first West Coast stop on an international tour that has taken Clark through the UK, Australia, US, and Canada. Clark's last talk in Portland on October 15, 2008, the provocative How Envy Killed the Crafts, went viral globally and was translated into more than 12 languages, produced a book, and was included in numerous anthologies. This event is organized in collaboration with Eutectic Gallery and the University of Oregon’s Center for Art Research (CFAR), and hosted by the Northwest Art Council and supported by the University of Oregon's Robert James Ceramics Foundation.
Garth Clark, known for his wit, deep scholarship, and innovative curatorial projects, has been a leading voice in contemporary Craft and Ceramics since the 1970s. Clark first discovered his interest in Ceramic Art during his upbringing in South Africa. After receiving his master’s degree from the Royal College of Art, London, in modern ceramic history he became an expert in British pottery and is responsible for some of the field’s most seminal works about 19th, 20th, and 21stcentury Ceramics. He co-founded and co-operated Garth Clark Gallery in Los Angeles, Kansas City, New York London with Marc Del Vecchio for 27 years before becoming the founding Editor-in-Chief of CFile Foundation, an online journal and publishing enterprise.
The fire at Notre Dame in Paris has sparked a renewed interest in European cathedrals. We will examine the expression of the sacred through architectural space, style and symbolism, in seven of Europe’s greatest buildings, in Paris, London, Rome, Florence, Cordoba and Istanbul.
About the presenter: A specialist in Italian art of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, James Harper holds a PhD in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania. Harper is the Director of the University of Oregon's interdisciplinary Museum Studies Program. Prior to coming to the University of Oregon in 2000, he worked in museums including the National Gallery of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Harvard University Art Museums. In Oregon, he maintains a close relationship with the University’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, where he has served as a guest curator and as a member of the museum’s Leadership Council.
This lecture is a preview/overview of the full four-week course and is open to the public. For more information on 2020 UO Insight Seminars offerings, visit the program website.
Susan Dolan, MLA ’96, director of Cultural Landscapes for the National Park Service, is this year’s distinguished Lawrence Medalist. Susan will give a lecture before receiving the College of Design's highest alumni honor.
This lecture will be simulcast to 451 White Stag Block, UO Portland.
In this farcical, intentionally inept PowerPoint presentation, Portland's premier drag clown Carla Rossi dons her persona as Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Metaphysical & Digestive Clown Research to offer findings on the art world, camp aesthetics, and (naturally) their correlation to ancient human sacrifice. You'll laugh along as Carla lampoons the sometimes disingenuous realm of art theory and inspires us to think about why we look at art and its subjects the way we do. The performance will be followed by a longer, sincere artist talk—with Anthony Hudson taking over from underneath the clown makeup—followed by Q&A and conversation with the audience, for a two-hour total engagement.
Cosponsored by the University of Oregon Office of the President, LGBT Education and Support Services, Department of Art, and Department of the History of Art and Architecture, with additional support from Carolee von Shillagh.
Included with regular admission; free for MNCH members and UO ID card holders. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT card for an admission discount.
Join us for the annual All Sizes Fit Art Gala. View art submitted by UO students and the community and enjoy some snacks. The gala is intended to display art that shows the diversity of size, shape, skin color, hair texture, ability, and gender.
All Sizes Fit is a positive body image campaign that aims to increase body positivity and acceptance and decrease the social pressures associated with obtaining an "ideal body."