Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, Presents a Lecture with Artist William Wegman – Nov. 19, 2015

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The Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, is thrilled to welcome artist William Wegman for a special lecture about his work from his nearly 50-year career on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, from 6–7:30pm at the Diana Wortham Theatre. This event is free with membership or Museum admission, however reservations are required. Please call the Museum at 828/253-3227 to reserve your spot. Museum galleries will be open 5–6pm.

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Artist William Wegman is internationally recognized for his work in photography, painting, drawing and video art. He is best known for his engaging and humorous photographs of Weimaraners as seen in the Museum’s current exhibition, “William Wegman: Cubism and Other-isms”. While teaching at California State University, Long Beach in the 1970s, Wegman acquired his first and most famous of the dogs he has photographed, a Weimaraner he named Man Ray (after the famed artist and photographer). In addition to his photos, Wegman’s videos, paintings and drawings have been widely exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world.

Currently on view at the Museum, “Cubism and Other-isms” surveys more than 25 years of Wegman’s artistic production, including early black-and-white photographs, large-format Polaroids and more recent digital imagery. In conjunction with this exhibition, the Museum is screening “William Wegman: Video Works 1970-1999” in the New Media Gallery.

Additional information on upcoming exhibitions and public programs at the Museum can be found online at (www.ashevilleart.org).

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