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Guest Lecture: "Modernism Comes to America", by Lauren Kroiz

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Rockwell Kent, "Afternoon on the Sea, Monhegan," 1907

Rockwell Kent, "Afternoon on the Sea, Monhegan," 1907. Oil on canvas, 34 x 44 in. (86.4 x 111.8 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Museum purchase, Richard B. Gump Trust Fund, Katherine Hayes Trust Fund, Art Trust Fund, and Unrestricted Art Acquisition Endowment Income Fund, and partial gift in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Langdon W. Post, 1994.107 

Koret Auditorium

Lauren Kroiz is an associate professor in the history of art department at UC Berkeley. Kroiz focuses on modern art in the United States and is interested in the history and theory of photography and new media, race and ethnic studies, and the relationships between regionalism, nationalism, and globalism.

Her first book, Creative Composites: Race, Modernism, and the Stieglitz Circle, was awarded the 2010 Phillips Book Prize and was published by University of California Press in 2012. Her current project explores the ways regionalist educational projects linked art and citizenship in the United States during the 1930s and 40s.

Kroiz received her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before moving to Berkeley in 2013, she was an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a postdoctoral fellow at the Phillips Collection’s Center for the Study of Modern Art, and a visiting professor at Bowdoin College. She has taught a range of topics in the history of American art, photography, material culture, and modernism, including courses on avant-gardism, race and representation, thing theory, technologies of imaging, meanings of medium, and globalization.

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$3 members | $4 general. Cash only at the theater entrance. No reservations.


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