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Svetlana Alpers, David Rosand, Robert Storr with David Cohen: Hands On

The Evening Lecture Series is free and open to the public. With inquiries, please contact Kara Carmack at kcarmack@nyss.org.

Svetlana Alpers: Professor Emerita, University of California, Berkeley and Visiting Scholar, Department of Fine Arts, New York University; author of numerous books including The Art of Describing (1983) and The Vexations of Art (2005); made Painting Then for Now with James Hyde and Barney Kulok; Roof Life forthcoming Yale University Press (fall 2013).

David Rosand: Meyer Schapiro Professor Emeritus of Art History, Columbia University.  His critical scholarship, which ranges from the Italian Renaissance to American painting, is reflected in numerous publications including Myths of Venice: The Figuration of a State (2001), and The Invention of Painting in America (2004).  Of particular relevance to Hands On is his book Drawing Acts: Studies in Graphic Expression and Representation (2002), which addresses the phenomenological aspects of pictorial creativity.

Robert Storr: Painter and critic. Former senior curator, Museum of Modern Art, NY; Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, 2002-2006; Dean, Yale University School of Art, 2006-present; contributing editor, Art in America; author of books on Chuck Close, Philip Guston and Louise Bourgeois (forthcoming).

David Cohen (Moderator): Publisher/Editor of artcrtical.com and moderator of The Review Panel. Visiting Critic at the Pennsylvania Academy for the Fine Arts and visiting Professor at F.I.T., Pratt Institute and the New York Studio School. Cohen is the author of many works including Alex Katz Collages: A Catalogue Raisonné, Colby College Museum of Art, ME (2005).

Hands On is concurrent with the exhibition, The Eye is Part of the Mind: Drawingsfrom Life and Art by Leo Steinberg, New York Studio School, January 31 through March 9, 2013. The exhibition and discussion are made possible, in part, through contributions from The Leon Levy Foundation.

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