John Yau: Church and Nozkowski and Their Views of the Catskills

Wed Oct 12 2022 at 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Smithsonian American Art Museum | Washington

Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery
Publisher/HostSmithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery
John Yau: Church and Nozkowski and Their Views of the Catskills
In the second Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture of 2022, Yau explores how the Catskills influenced Frederic Church and Thomas Nozkowski.
About this Event

John Yau is an art critic, poet, fiction writer, and freelance curator. His talk will feature two artists, Frederic Church and Thomas Nozkowski, who both spent significant time in the Catskills, drawing inspiration from locales for their respective artworks. Yau's discussion focuses on each artist’s vision of nature and how their respective conceptions of seeing, as embodied in their paintings, could provide lessons for us today. He was the 2018 recipient of the Jackson Prize in Poetry in 2018, followed by a Rabkin Award for his art criticism in 2021. Yau currently serves as the editor of Hyperallergic Weekend and is a professor of Critical Studies at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum established the Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art in 2004 to present new insights in American art from the perspectives of outstanding artists, critics, and scholars. This annual series takes place each fall, and is made possible by the generosity of Clarice Smith (1933-2021).

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Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and G Street NW, Washington, United States


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