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September Arts & Minds Lectures at Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture series presents informative talks on diverse topics

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

September 7, 2010 (Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Arts & Minds lecture series presents three fascinating talks in September. Topics include multimedia art as a gesture of resiliency, printmaking, and the changing state of the art market. The lectures are free with museum admission.
 
Sunday, September 19, 2 p.m.
Multimedia Art as a Celebratory Gesture of Resiliency

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons is an acclaimed figure in the international art world. Born in the Matanzas province of Cuba in 1959, her multimedia art is an ongoing investigation of concepts of separation, fragmentation, history, memory, exile, personal and national identity, cultural hybridity and socioeconomic politics. It reveals a history of the survival of a culture, a religion, and a people, from the oceanic voyage from Africa during the slave trade in the 18th century to its aftermath on Cuban sugar plantations, to the present day in the United States. Campos-Pons’s art is ultimately a celebratory gesture toward resiliency. Sponsored by the Friends of African and African American Art
 
Friday, September 24, 7 p.m.
Susan Goethel Campbell
Susan Goethel Campbell discusses her latest printmaking projects that result from her combined interest in science, concern for the environment, and love of working with beautiful materials and unconventional techniques. Her mesmerizing imagery of the last year has been inspired by weather data and images of the Detroit skyline taken from a Web cam installed on a top floor of Detroit’s historic Fisher Building. Sponsored by the Forum for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
 
Wednesday, September 29, 6:30 p.m.
Collecting in a Changing Market: How the Global Economy Is Shaping Collecting Trends across All Sectors of the Art Market
The global economy has experienced a traumatic upheaval over the past two years, resulting in a major impact on the international art market. Paul Provost is senior vice president and director of estates, appraisals, and valuations at Christie’s, where he was formerly head of the department of American art. Taking examples from recent sales of American paintings and sculpture, impressionist and modern art, and European furniture, he suggests that while the rapid transformation of the art market is creating new challenges and risks, it is also creating new opportunities. Sponsored by the Associates of the American Wing
 
Arts & Minds is an annual program of talks offering a diverse array of ideas, critiques, and new interpretations on a wide variety of art-related topics. Noted curators, historians, thinkers and artists provide fresh views and candid conversations on art, history and culture. The series is organized by DIA curators and museum auxiliaries and is sponsored with a generous grant from the DIA’s Founders Junior Council.

Hours and Admission
Museum hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for ages 6-17, and free for DIA members. For membership information call 313-833-7971.

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Contact: Pamela Marcil 313-833-7899 pmarcil@dia.org