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Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, Presents Lecture on Artist Henry Darger – May 8, 2014

May 6, 2014


The Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, is pleased to host a lecture by Dr. Leisa Rundquist on Thursday, May 8, 2014, from 6 – 7:30pm, titled “Henry Darger: Panoramas and Hyperbole”. During the lecture, Rundquist will explore several cultural influences that inform the sprawling and stormy landscapes in the art of Henry Darger. Her talk will cover Chicago’s turn-of-the-century cycloramic entertainments and burgeoning industry of “instant” tragic histories, as well as Darger’s own collection of resource materials from popular magazines.

Rundquist is an Associate Professor at UNC Asheville, where she specializes in modern and contemporary art and theory. Her research is primarily concerned with the intersections of childhood, religious piety, gender and race in the art of Henry Darger. Rundquist is also guest curator for the Museum’s exhibition “Social Geographies: Interpreting Space and Place,” on view through May 18, 2014.

UNC Asheville students are admitted to this lecture for free with a student I.D.

Founded by artists in 1948 in Asheville the Asheville Art Museum annually presents an exciting, inviting and active schedule of exhibitions and public programs based on its permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art. Any visit will also include experiences with works of significance to Western North Carolina’s cultural heritage including Studio Craft, Black Mountain College and Cherokee artists. Special exhibitions feature renowned regional and national artists and explore issues of enduring interest. The Museum also offers a wide array of innovative, inspiring and entertaining educational programs for people of all ages.

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