Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Series Begins March 2 with Photographer Tibbs | Nebraska today

Six artists will present Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist and Scholar Lectures during the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Spring 2022 semester. The series, curated by the School of Art, Art History and Design, begins March 2 with photographer Millee Tibbs.

The series brings notable artists, scholars, and designers to Nebraska each semester to enhance student education. Each lecture takes place at 5.30pm in Richards Hall, Room 15. Lectures are free and open to the public. They are also accessible via Zoom.

Tibbs’ work stems from his interest in the ubiquity of photography and the tension between its truth value and the inherent manipulation of reality. Tibbs is an associate professor of photography at Wayne State University.

She holds an MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is the recipient of two MacDowell Fellowships, as well as several national and international artist residency awards. His work has been published by the Humble Arts Foundation (New York) and the Aperture Foundation and is part of the permanent collections of the George Eastman Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Chrysler Museum, the Portland Art Museum and the RISD Museum (Rhode Island School of Design).

Tibbs’ talk will be available on Zoom here.

The remaining lectures in the series are:

  • March 9 — Rachel Adams, sculpture. Adams is Chief Curator and Director of Programs at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha. Available via Zoom here.

• March 10 — Gregory Schmidt, graphic design. Schmidt is a graphic designer practicing in Richmond, Virginia. He also works as an exhibit designer at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Available through Zoom here.

• March 23 — Kathryn Gleason, art history. Gleason is Professor of Landscape Architecture and Fellow of the Cornell Institute for Archeology and Material Studies at Cornell University. Available through Zoom here.

• April 6 — Chip Thomas, interdisciplinary. Thomas, aka jetsonorama, is a photographer, public artist and physician, who has worked in a small Navajo Nation clinic since 1987. Available via Zoom here.

• April 13 — David Lubin, art history. Film and art historian Lubin will present a lecture on “Edward Hopper and Classic American Cinema”. He is the Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art at Wake Forest University. Available through Zoom here.

Supported by the Hixson-Lied Endowment with additional support from other sources, the series enriches the culture of the state by providing Nebraskans with a way to interact with luminaries in the fields of art, history, art and design. Each guest artist or researcher spends one to three days on campus to meet with classes, participate in reviews, and give demonstrations.

For more information on the series, contact the School of Art, History of Art & Design at 402-472-5522 or email [email protected]

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