BOSTON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS PRESENTS THE SIXTH ANNUAL TIM HAMILL VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: THOMAS STRUTH
Monday, October 19, 6:00pm
(Boston) – The Boston University School of Visual Arts at the College of Fine Arts is pleased to announce acclaimed German photographer Thomas Struth will be the featured artist in the sixth annual Tim Hamill Visiting Artist Lecture Series on Monday, October 19 at Boston University. The lecture series, named in honor of BU School of Visual Arts alumnus Tim Hamill, was created to present artists whose work crosses boundaries among artistic disciplines, and who connect to the art world in a variety of ways. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The Tim Hamill Visiting Artist Lecture Series has, since its 2005 inception, presented a variety of high-profile artists: Pulitzer Prize winning author Mark Strand; renowned painter, sculptor, and multimedia artist Kiki Smith; painter Matthew Ritchie in conversation with critic Jerry Saltz; painter Chuck Close in conversation with contemporary art curator Robert Storr; and most recently, British painter Jenny Saville.
German photographer Thomas Struth is best known for the ambitious range and global reach of his work, from classic black-and-white streetscapes to intense family portraits to vivid, large-scale natural landscapes. Beginning his artistic studies as a painter in the mid-1970s, Struth soon shifted his attention to photography and, over three decades, has evolved into one of the world’s leading contemporary photographers. Struth has been the subject of numerous exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East, and today lives and works in the arts capital of Düsseldorf.
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Tim Hamill Visiting Artist Lecture: Thomas Struth
Monday, October 19, 6:00pm
602 Commonwealth Avenue (corner of Blandford St.), Boston
T Green Line, B train, Blandford St. stop
Lecture is free and open to the public
Boston University is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world today, with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world. The Boston University College of Fine Arts was created in 1954 to bring together the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the School of Visual Arts. The University’s vision was to create a community of artists in a conservatory-style school offering professional training in the arts to both undergraduate and graduate students, complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students. Since those early days, education at the College of Fine Arts has begun on the BU campus and extended into the city of Boston, a rich center of cultural, artistic and intellectual activity.
The Boston University School of Visual Arts at the College of Fine Arts is a community of artists within a great university and in a city that offers diversity within a vibrant arts culture. Founded in 1954 as a professional training school at Boston University, the school offers an intensive program of studio training combined with liberal arts studies leading to the Bachelor’s of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. The first-rate teaching and mentoring of its regular faculty is supplemented by a vibrant program of visiting artists, guest lecture series, and exhibitions. The School offers introductory and advanced classes in painting, sculpture, graphic design, art education, ceramics, photography, glassblowing, and printmaking. A solid background in art history, contemporary critical analysis, and liberal arts complements the studio arts courses.
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