So the American Art Museum will be hosting Jerry Saltz this Wednesday as part of it’s Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture series. A reception follows each lecture, beginning at 7, ending at 9 and free tickets are available at 6:30. Personally, I plan to buttonhole Mr. Saltz and get his take on the buttplug artist (or is it a Christmas Tree?) And where exactly, the Emperor has been hiding his clothes these last few years. Because like Quentin Compson, I want to love the
South contemporary art, not hate it. But when I add up the pros and cons – the negative bias can be overwhelming. See Robert Hughes and The Mona Lisa Curse for reference.
Since 2007, Jerry Saltz has been the Senior Art Critic for New York Magazine. Before that, starting in 1998, he was Senior Art Critic for the Village Voice. He is a two-time Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism and has had two volumes of criticism published. The 2007 winner of the Frank Jewett Mather Award in Art Criticism from the College Art Association, he has lectured widely including at Harvard, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and many others. He has taught at Columbia University, Yale, RISD, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, among many others. In addition to having written for Frieze, Parkett, Art in America, and many other publications, he was recently ranked # 57 “Most Powerful Person in the Art World” by ArtReview Magazine – one ahead of Jasper Johns.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts seeks an energetic and self-motivated Videographer to produce, capture and edit high-quality, creative video packages. Under the general supervision of the Chief Collections Photographer, the position is responsible for working independently and collaboratively with other museum professionals to identify visual opportunities that best communicate the story of VMFA; increase visibility and awareness of VMFA programs; enhance revenue generating programs and services; and encourage a greater understanding of the museum‚s mission. Duties include all phases of video production from conceptualization to post-production; project coordination and equipment operation and maintenance. This position requires some evening, holiday and weekend work.
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