January 29, 2013

Robert StorrSoviet Nonconformist Art: A View from the U.S.A.

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University

Admission to the lecture is 10 USD for the general public and 5 USD for Zimmerli members. Admission is free for Rutgers faculty, staff, and students (with valid ID).

Reservations are required for this highly anticipated event. Please RSVP to 848 932 6766 or [email protected].

About the program
Robert Storr’s lecture is presented in conjunction with the new exhibition Leonid Sokov: Ironic Objects, the first major United States solo exhibition for Sokov, one of the leading figures in Soviet underground and Russian-American contemporary art. A survey of his career from the 1960s to 2000, the exhibition, which includes 80 works of art drawn in large part from the Zimmerli’s collection, highlights themes and developments in his art. The exhibition is curated by Julia Tulovsky, Ph.D., Associate Curator for Russian and Soviet Nonconformist Art at the Zimmerli. 

The exhibition and related programs are supported by the Avenir Foundation Endowment Fund. Additional support has been provided by the Thickman Family Foundation and donors to the Zimmerli’s Annual Exhibition Fund: Sustainer/Voorhees Family Endowment; Supporter/Charles and Caryl Sills and Jerome A. Yavitz Charitable Foundation, Inc. — Stephen Cypen, President.

About the lecturer
Robert Storr has served as Professor of Painting and Dean of the School of Art at Yale University since 2006. He was curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from 1990 to 2002, and was chosen commissioner of the 2007 Venice Biennial—the first American invited to that position. He has been a contributing editor at Art in America since 1981 and writes frequently for Artforum, Parkett, Art Press (Paris), and Frieze (London). Storr has written numerous catalogs, articles, and books, notably about such artists as Louise Bourgeois, Chuck Close, and Philip Guston. Among his many honors, Storr has received awards from the American Chapter of the International Association of Art Critics, Independent Curators International, and the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art, as well as a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres medal from the French Ministry of Culture. 

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University
The Zimmerli Art Museum’s collection includes more than 60,000 works of art, ranging from ancient to contemporary art. The permanent collection features particularly rich holdings in nineteenth-century French art; Russian art from icons to the avant-garde; Soviet nonconformist art from the Dodge Collection; and American art with notable holdings of prints. In addition, small groups of antiquities, old master paintings, as well as art inspired by Japan and original illustrations for children’s books, provide representative examples of the museum’s research and teaching message at Rutgers. One of the largest and most distinguished university-based art museums in the nation, the Zimmerli is located on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Established in 1766, Rutgers is America’s eighth oldest institution of higher learning and a premier public research university. 




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