Homage to Dore Ashton

Wednesday, December 09, 2015, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Celebrate the work of renowned art critic Dore Ashton through selected readings of her publications, short papers inspired by her writings and a new video by Alfredo Jaar.

Please RSVP to Crystal Ortiz at cortiz@cooper.edu or 212-353-4269.

One of the world’s most authoritative critics of modern and contemporary art, Dore Ashton is professor emeritus of art history at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. The recipient of many awards and recognitions including two Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships, Ashton has had a varied experience as art critic, author and teacher. She wrote and/or edited over thirty books on art including Noguchi East and West, About Rothko, American Art Since 1945 and Picasso on Art.

Conveners include: 
Saskia Bos, Dean, School of Art, The Cooper Union
William Germano, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Cooper Union
Michael Corris, Professor of Art, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University

Presenters include: Timothy Atticus (The Cooper Union alumnus), Marek Bartelik (The Cooper Union/International Association of Art Critics), Jack Barth and Rochelle Gurstein (The Cooper Union), Lis Cena (The Cooper Union alumnus), Madeline Djerejian (Artist), Dakin Hart (The Noguchi Museum), Robert Hobbs (Virginia Commonwealth University), Alfredo Jaar (Artist), Jerome Kohn (The New School for Social Research), David Levi Strauss (School of Visual Arts), Katherine Manthorne (The Graduate Center of the City University of New York), Joseph Masheck (Hofstra University), Samuel Messer (Yale University/The Cooper Union alumnus), Margaret Morton (The Cooper Union), Karen Schiff (Artist), Michael Scott (Artist),  William Smith (Art In America), and Joan Waltemath (LeRoy R. Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art)

Dore Ashton: Out of the Whirlwind – A Lifetime of Writing, an exhibition of books by Dore Ashton in the collection of The Cooper Union Library, is currently on view at the Library in conjunction with this event. The display will continue through December 18, 2015.

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