Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Paint Made Flesh Symposium @ Frist: January 2009: Registration required

Paint Made Flesh Opens January 23

The Frist Center is especially pleased to announce the upcoming opening of Paint Made Flesh. This exhibition, organized by Frist Center Chief Curator Mark Scala, presents paintings created in Europe and the United States since the 1950s in which a wide range of painterly effects suggest the carnal properties and cultural significance of human flesh and skin.

Paint Made Flesh Symposium Offered

The Frist Center will host a major symposium January 23–24, 2009, in conjunction with Paint Made Flesh.

The symposium will offer compelling conversation about the role of figure painting as it has defined psychological and socio-historical conditions in Europe and the United States since World War II.

John Elderfield, chief curator emeritus of painting and sculpture, Museum of Modern Art

Michael Bess, chancellor's professor of history, Vanderbilt University

Emily Braun, distinguished professor, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University New York

Susan H. Edwards, executive director and CEO, Frist Center

Eric Fischl, artist

Mark Scala, chief curator, Frist Center

Richard Shiff, Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in art history and director, Center for the Study of Modernism, University of Texas-Austin

Cost to attend: $30 students/faculty; $35 members; $50 non-members

See a detailed schedule of the symposium. To register, call 615.744.3247 or complete and send in the symposium registration form.

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