Public Programs

2024 Walter Annenberg Lecture: Nancy Baker Cahill

Feb 6, 2024

Nancy Baker Cahill is an interdisciplinary artist working across augmented reality (AR), immersive video, blockchain, sculpture, and graphite drawing to address systemic power and imagine more equitable futures. Her public art practice aligns with the tradition of feminist land art and emerging scholarship regarding ecological imagination, often highlighting the climate crisis, civics, and body autonomy. For this Walter Annenberg Lecture, Baker Cahill situates digital art in the art historical canon, identifies its subversive potential, and considers how new media engages the public in unexpected ways. A conversation between Baker Cahill and Scott Rothkopf, Alice Pratt Brown Director follows the presentation.