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John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series Hosts Visiting Art Critic Barry Schwabsky

Artist and Art Critic Barry Schwabsky

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by art critic Barry Schwabsky as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. Barry Schwabsky is a poet, critic, and educator who writes about art, culture, beauty, words, the human condition, and the relationships between them all. Free and open to the public, Schwabsky’s lecture will take place Tuesday, October 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art. For complete details about the John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series, and an entire listing of events, please visit:  

Schwabsky is the art critic of The Nation and co-editor of international reviews for Artforum. His essays have appeared in many other publications, including New Left Review, the London Review of Books, and Art in America, among others. His books include Words for Art: Criticism, History, Theory, Practice (Sternberg Press), The Widening Circle: Consequences of Modernism in Contemporary Art (Cambridge University Press), Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting (Phaidon Press), and several volumes of poetry, the most recent being Book Left Open in the Rain (Black Square Editions/The Brooklyn Rail). Forthcoming is a new collection of poetry, Trembling Hand Equilibrium (Black Square Editions). Schwabsky has contributed to books and catalogs on artists such as Henri Matisse, Alighiero Boetti, Jessica Stockholder, and Gillian Wearing. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, New York University, Goldsmiths College (University of London), and Yale University.