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Mary Corse:
A Symposium

Fri, Oct 12, 2018
1–5 pm

Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

This symposium brings together artists, curators, and scholars to discuss Mary Corse’s work and her innovative engagements with the medium of painting. Topics to be considered include: materials and luminosity, contingency and vision, and new perspectives on artistic practices of the 1960s and 70s. 

The program is co-organized by the Whitney and Dia Art Foundation and planned in conjunction with the concurrent presentations of Corse's work.

Session 1: Paint and Painting
1–2:15 pm     

Peter Halley, artist

Suzanne Hudson, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at University of Southern California

Jeffrey Weiss, independent curator, scholar, and author

Moderated by Kim Conaty, Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Session 2: Considering the 1960s
2:30–3:45 pm

Robin Clark, Director of The Artist Initiative at SFMOMA

Elizabeth Gollnick, art historian and writer

Jane Livingston, independent curator, scholar, and author

Moderated by Carol Eliel, Curator of Modern Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Session 3: Light and Seeing
4–5:15 pm

Francesca Esmay, Conservator of the Panza Collection at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

James Welling, artist

Hank Willis Thomas, artist

Moderated by Alexis Lowry, Associate Curator at Dia Art Foundation

5:30 pm

This event is free but registration is required. It will be live streamed on YouTube.

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

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COVID-19 vaccination and face coverings are not required but strongly recommended. Book tickets in advance and review our visitor policies.



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