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Spring 2014 John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series

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The John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series sponsors an outstanding program of visiting artists and scholars who lecture, give master classes and workshops, and critique student work throughout the academic year.  Beginning in February, the spring schedule will host lectures by five exceptional artists—Richard Mosse, Julian Stair, Nancy Youdelman, Wendy Ewald, and Elizabeth Olbert.

The Spring 2014 series will kick off with Richard Mosse.  Mosse uses photography and video to explore war, loss, landscape, history, and memory. His multimedia installation Enclave was featured in the National Pavilion of Ireland at the 55th Venice Biennale. 

Mosse earned his B.A. in literature at Kings College London and his M.F.A. in photography at the Yale School of Art. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. His work has been widely exhibited internationally, and is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York. Mosse was named one of the “Leading Global Thinkers of 2013” by Foreign Policy magazine.

Free and open to the public, Mosse’s lecture will take place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.  Click here for an entire listing of Anderson events, stories and videos.

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.  Dr. Anderson, an Evan Pugh Research Professor of Philosophy, was a longtime 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.