Lectures & Events

Day 4: Perth | Scholars Lecture Series 2016

21 Jun 2016
  • Perth

Guggenheim Interior

ASA in conjunction with Friends of the Art Gallery of Western Australia

This evening is part of a rich lecture series that will immerse Friends of the Art Gallery of Western Australia and Australians Studying Abroad friends and travellers in educational and enjoyable stories of architecture, arts, gardens, travel and history delivered by Australian Studying Abroad (ASA) specialists. Please help us make this evening a success and invite your friends to join you.


An Evening with Prof. Chris McAuliffe, Tuesday 21 June 2016

A professor in the School of Art, ANU, Chris has taught art history at the University of Melbourne and Harvard University. He was Director of the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne for thirteen years and has published widely on Australian and American art.

Pre-lecture Refreshments 6.00 – 6.30pm

Lecture | 6.30 – 7.30pm

Treasure troves and bucket lists: How New York’s museums tell the story of modern art

The major art museums of New York are devoted to telling the history of art through their remarkable collections and blockbuster exhibitions. Institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and many others each have distinctive approaches to displaying and interpreting art. These are museums whose histories, architecture, philosophies and even personalities shape the ways in which visitors encounter and understand art. Some of the classic interpretative strategies—style, chronology, division by medium—are brought to a high pitch at the Museum of Modern Art. Elsewhere, the Guggenheim’s spiral ramp redefines the visitor’s physical passage through the story of art. New York’s museums thrive on declaring and challenging parameters. What makes an artist American?, asks the Whitney Museum of American Art. How would a focus on women artists change the story?, asks the Brooklyn Museum of Art. This lecture will explore how a museum’s history, infrastructure and layout (even its lighting and labels) shape your encounters with art.

Bookings Essential

Please book online, or contact Friends of the Art Gallery of Western Australia
Tel       (08) 9492 6750
Email  friends@artgallery.wa.gov.au
Booking reference: F1501

Members $30/ Non-members $40 (inc. refreshments)

Central Institute of Technology
Lecture Theatre, Downstairs Building 1  (Entry off Museum Street)

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