Peter Schjeldahl will give the second Betty Jean and Wayne Thiebaud Endowed Lecture on Thursday, March 10, 2016.
Schjeldahl has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998 and is the magazine’s art critic. He came to the magazine from The Village Voice, where he was the art critic from 1990 to 1998. Previously, he had written frequently for the New York Times’s Arts and Leisure section. His writing has also appeared in Artforum, Art in America, the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and Vanity Fair.
The Betty Jean and Wayne Thiebaud Endowed Lecture honors the Thiebauds’ long commitment to educating the eye and hand along with the mind. The endowment will complement the Art Studio Program’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series, a core component of the Art Studio MFA Program, increasing its ability to invite distinguished artists, critics and curators to the UC Davis campus.
“The Critic as Artist: Updating Oscar Wilde,” March 10, 2016 in the AGR Room of the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center at 4:30 pm.
Free and open to the public
Related Event: Open Studios: Friday, March 11, 4 – 6 p.m. Art Studio Building. Free and open to the public.
In conjunction with New Yorker art critic’s Peter Schjeldahl’s lecture, studio art master of fine arts candidates will hold open studios to showcase their work and the MFA program. Guests will have an opportunity to interact with the students, art faculty and staff and Schjeldahl.
Please RSVP for reception and open studios at LSEvents
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