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Lectures, Talks, Readings

On Ellsworth Kelly:
A Conversation with Yve-Alain Bois and Scott Rothkopf

Tues, Apr 19, 2016  6:30 PM

Location: Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater

With the recent publication of the first volume of the Ellsworth Kelly catalogue raisonné, Yve-Alain Bois, Professor of Art History at the Institute of Advanced Study, will speak about the late artist’s formative early years in conversation with Scott Rothkopf, Deputy Director for Programs and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator. Bois, who worked directly with Kelly on the book, will share insights about the artist’s years as a student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and as a young artist living in Paris, where he began painting the abstract forms that would later define his career.

This program is organized in collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), one of the most influential centers for the study of art history since the faculty appointment of renowned art historian Erwin Panofsky in 1935, followed by Millard Meiss, Irving Lavin, Kirk Varnedoe, and most recently Yve-Alain Bois.

Tickets are required ($10 adults; $8 members, students, and seniors).

Ellsworth Kelly (1923–2015), Atlantic, 1956. Oil on canvas. 80 1/8 × 115 5/16 in. (203.5 × 292.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase 57.9a-b © Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly (1923–2015), Atlantic, 1956. Oil on canvas. 80 1/8 × 115 5/16 in. (203.5 × 292.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase 57.9a-b © Ellsworth Kelly