Spring 2009 Schedule
MSU-MAM: Art Talks
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF ART & DESIGN, MASTER OF FINE ARTS PROGRAM AND THE MONTHCLAIR ART MUSEUM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, ADMISSION TO THE LECTURE IS $10 FOR MAM MEMBERS, $15 FOR NON-MEMBERS AND FREE WITH MSU IDENTIFICATION.
MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM
7:00-9:00 BARKLEY HENDRICKS: Painter.
Barkley L. Hendricks, renowned American painter and photographer, was born in Philadelphia and trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Yale University. He lives and works in New London, Connecticut where he has been a professor of art at Connecticut College since 1972. Hendricks is best known for his life-size portraits of people of color living in urban areas in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. His first painting retrospective, Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool, curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, opened at The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in February 2008 and is currently on view at The Studio Museum in Harlem through March 2009. Over the next two years, the exhibition will travel to The Santa Monica Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Houston Contemporary Art Museum. This unparalleled exhibition of Hendricks’s paintings includes work from 1964 to the present. Alongside his iconic portraits, it features many of Hendricks’s lesser-known, older works as well as his newest pieces, small plein air studies of the Jamaican landscape.
The Montclair Art Museum is located at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair, New Jersey. For further information contact MSU's MFA office, 973.655.4074 or the Montclair Art Museum at 973-746-5555