2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the Hite Art Institute—and the 80th anniversary of University of Louisville’s Department of Fine Arts. Since its inception, the Hite has been a keystone of the city’s thriving arts community. Over the last few decades, the program has become a nationally recognized intellectual and creative engine, producing original research and artwork, and leading conversations on pedagogical and artistic practice. This year the program will be graduating its first class of MFA students, the next generation of Hite artist-ambassadors to carry that legacy into the future.
To celebrate the Hite Art Institute’s many contributions, the Cressman Center for Visual Arts is hosting a 70th Anniversary Party on April 7th, 2017. In addition to the standard party fare, the celebration will include readings from two new faculty books. Professor Steven Skaggs will discuss his new book FireSigns: A Semiotic Theory for Graphic Design and Professor Jongwoo Jeremy Kim will discuss Queer Difficulty in Art and Poetry: Rethinking the Sexed Body in Verse and Visual Culture. The party will also celebrate the closing of the high-tech exhibition, “Painting in the Network, Algorithm and Appropriation,” curated by Professor Chris Reitz.
The Hite Art Institute presents a 70th Anniversary Celebration • Friday, April 7 • 6 – 8 pm • Cressman Center for Visual Arts • College of Arts and Sciences | map
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