Spring Art History Lecture: Branden W. Joseph


Location: Geddes Hall

This spring’s art history lecture will be given by Professor Branden W. Joseph of Columbia University, one of the most prominent scholars of neo-avant-garde art and film in the U.S. His presentation will be the first in a visual culture lecture series organized by Professor Nicole Woods, titled Art/Vision/Agency.

Drawing upon unpublished research from pop artist Claes Oldenburg’s studio archives from 1969, Joseph’s lecture attempts to flesh out Oldenburg’s cinematic interests and pursuits—including collaborations and interactions with filmmakers such as Stan Brakhage, Jack Smith, Robert Breer, Ron Rice, John Jones, and George Manupelli—as they relate to his more well-known happenings, pop sculptures, and proposals for fantastic monuments.

This event is made possible by the generous support of the Institute of Scholarship in the Liberal Arts and the Department of Art, Art History & Design.