Join us when art historian Megan Luke leads a walkthrough of ‘Schwitters Miró Arp’ a comprehensive exhibition of the renowned Dadaists Kurt Schwitters (1887 – 1948) and Hans Arp (1886 – 1966), in the context of works by the Spanish painter, graphic artist and sculptor Joan Miró (1893 – 1983).
Megan R. Luke is Assistant Professor in the Department of History of Art and a Faculty Affiliate of the Visual Studies Research Institute at University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA. She teaches modern art, architecture, and art writing in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her research focuses on the histories of abstraction, collage, and photography, with particular interests in art reproduction, the history of sculpture, early cinema, exile studies, and theories of the image. She received her B.A. from Yale University, New Haven CT and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, Cambridge MA. Prior to joining the faculty at USC in 2011, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago, Chicago IL, where she also held the position of Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Art History Department. In 2015 she was a visiting scholar at eikones NFS Bildkritik/Universität Basel.
Her first book, ‘Kurt Schwitters: Space, Image, Exile’ (University of Chicago Press, 2014) investigates the German artist’s collaborations with peers in The Netherlands and Central Europe; his work in sculpture and the demands it places on perception and reconstruction; and the impact of wartime displacement on his ideas about abstract pictorial composition and on the historiography of the avant-garde more generally. This book received the 2015 Robert Motherwell Book Award, an honorable mention in Art History for the 2015 PROSE Awards, an inaugural Meiss/Mellon Author’s Book Award from the College Art Association, and support from the Henry Moore Foundation.
This event is free, but reservation is required.