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John M. Anderson Lecture Series Hosts Visiting Artist Katherine Bradford

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UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by artist Katherine Bradford as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series.  Bradford is known for her vividly colorful paintings in both two and three dimensions.  Free and open to the public, Bradford’s lecture will take place Tuesday, November 12, 4:30 PM at the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.  For an entire listing of John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series events, please visit:

Bradford is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant and a Guggenheim fellowship. A review in The New York Times last year called her work “comical but earnest,” “luminous and sumptuously tactile,” and animated by a “giddy sense of possibility.”  Bradford received a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and an M.F.A. from the State University of New York in Purchase.  Her work is in the collections of institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum, and she has had solo exhibitions across the country.  Bradford’s work is represented by the Edward Thorp Gallery in New York.

The Penn State School of Visual Arts John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series was established in 2001 through the generous support of John M. Anderson, Penn State Professor Emeritus.  The result of Dr. Anderson’s love of the philosophy of art and painting, his endowment contributes to the creative and intellectual life of the campus.  The series sponsors leading artists and scholars who lecture, give master classes and workshops, and critique student work throughout the academic year.  Dr. Anderson, an Evan Pugh Research Professor of Philosophy, was a long-time faculty member and three-time department head in the Department of Philosophy and the first director of Penn State’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

Lectures are free of charge and open to the public.  For additional information please contact:

Ann Tarantino John M. Anderson Lecture Series Coordinator

Tammy Hosterman SoVA Communications Coordinator