You are invited to attend a lecture by Garry Neill Kennedy on Monday, June 18 at 2pm in the Bell Auditorium, 5163 Duke Street.
Garry’s lecture focuses on NSCAD as part of the art history course ACADEMIES OF ART, 1500-2012 taught by Dr. Anna Swartwood House.
Following the lecture at 3pm there will be a sale and book signing of Garry’s book, The Last Art College, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1968-1978, in the lobby outside the Bell. The book is also available at the Art Supply Store, the NSCAD Alumni Association in the office of University Relations for $60.00 or by email to email@example.com.
Course description: Can art be taught, and if so, how? This is the basic question explored in ‘Academies of Art, 1500-2012,’ which gives a broad overview of formal institutions of artistic education in North America and Europe from the Renaissance to the present. This question, however, will inevitably lead to any number of knotty subjects, including the position and function of the artist in society; the relationship of theory and practice; the history of taste; and anti-academic movements. Perhaps the most difficult, however, is also the simplest: what do we mean by ‘art’?
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