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John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series Welcomes Richard Rinehart

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The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by artist Richard Rinehart as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. Richard Rinehart is a curator, educator, and author pioneering new media preservation through nationally funded research projects and publications. Rinehart will give a lecture titled “Tomorrow Never Happens: Art and Queer Futurity” on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art. During his visit, Rinehart will serve as juror for SoVA's annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition.

Richard Rinehart is director and chief curator of the Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University. He has served as digital media director and adjunct curator at the University of California–Berkeley Art Museum and as curator at New Langton Arts and the San Jose Arts Commission. He juried for the Rockefeller Foundation,, and others. Richard has taught courses on art and new media at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, the San Francisco Art Institute, and elsewhere. He served on the boards of the Berkeley Center for New Media, New Langton Arts, and the Museum Computer Network. He has led National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities-funded national research projects on new media, art, preservation, and museums. He has recently published a book with MIT Press on preserving digital culture, co-authored with Jon Ippolito: Re-Collection: Art, New Media, and Social Memory (

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