The UCLA Department of Art History presents the UCLA Arts Council Distinguished Scholar Lecturer for 2024: Sally Stein.
Sally Stein, Professor Emerita, Department of Art History & Visual Studies, UC Irvine, will deliver a talk entitled “The Cons and Pros of Portraiture In Contemporary Art Discourse and Practice”.
Stein reconsiders the now-classic essays by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh denouncing the social value of the art of portraiture which, to that critic’s dismay, refuses to wither away with the development of twentieth century abstract art. Stein introduces a number of factors for portraiture’s resilience after the rise of abstraction.
The event will take place from 4 to 6pm on Monday, January 22, 2024 in the Main Conference Room at the UCLA Young Research Library.
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