26th Annual Rebay Lecture: Darby English

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Fred Eversley, Untitled, 1972. Cast polyester resin, diameter: 93.3 cm, depth: 26.4 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Gift, Springs Mills, Inc. 78.2439 © Frederick Eversley. Photo: Kathryn Carr

Lectures & Symposia

26th Annual Rebay Lecture: Darby English

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

In this lecture, Darby English, Starr Director of Research and Academic Program at the Clark Art Institute, considers the intense traffic in ideas about art and culture that animated New York’s art world around 1971. In that year—just as newer forms of radical art practice such as Conceptualism and Earth art were gaining ground—late modernist painting and sculpture exhibited unexpected new capacities, and briefly restored abstraction’s historical alliance with urgent, and otherwise inexpressible, social and political quandaries. Formalism as activism? Let’s see.

The Hilla Rebay Lecture brings distinguished scholars to the Guggenheim Museum to examine significant issues in the theory, criticism, and history of art. This annual program is made possible through the generosity of The Hilla von Rebay Foundation.

Free on day of lecture, no advance ticket registration required. Doors open at 6 pm.

Private reception and exhibition viewing of Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video immediately follow the lecture.