I will be giving a talk at the Great Connections Summer Seminar in Chicago this summer. The seminar for high school and college students is put on by the College of the United States.
My session will be on the fascinating, complicated, and often weird world of 20th-century art. My title is: “But is it Art? The Modern and Postmodern Movements.” The material comes from a book and documentary project I’m working on and builds upon two shorter pieces I’ve published, “Why Art became Ugly” and “Post-postmodern Art.”
Other speakers at the week-long seminar include Marsha Enright, Joseph Bast, William Dale, Jonathan Hoenig, Milo Schield, Karen Brienzo, and Andrew Humphries. An excellent line-up of speakers, and for any student a week in downtown Chicago in the summer is a great cultural experience.