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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. August 24, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
“Black Lives Matter” (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

*WU Campus - Putnam University Center

Did you know that Black Lives Matter was started by three queer women? Did you know #blacklivesmatter is a nationally trending hashtag on twitter? In this program we will be discussing the history, founders, and national news stories surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement. In addition, come listen to local and Willamette community members participate in a panel surrounding the topic of Black Lives Matter.
Event Image Dr. Elliott H. King

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

In this lecture, Dr. Elliott H. King considers Mao Zedong-inspired works in light of Salvador Dalí’s writings and interviews, revealing the artist’s embrace (and subversion) of the Cultural Revolution and setting a key precedent for subsequent incarnations of Mao’s Pop image. Dalí’s name conjures Surrealist fantasies of soft clocks and burning giraffes while his irresolute politics have been described controversially as “monarchist,” “apolitical,” “fascist,” and even “Hitler-ite.” It is especially surprising, then, to find Dalí gravitating with ostensible seriousness towards an icon of the radical Left, Chairman Mao Zedong. Though a somewhat esoteric period of his work, Dalí’s enthusiasm for Mao in the late-1960s manifested in numerous designs he created for Vogue magazine, photographs, performances, sculptures, and even a set of illustrations of Mao’s poems, an edition of which Willamette University recently acquired. Elliott H. King is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Washington and Lee University and a leading authority in the work of Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. Educated at the University of Essex and the Courtauld Institute of Art, Dr. King has served on the curatorial committees for many of the most important Dalí exhibitions of the past decade, including Dalí and Film (2007) at the Tate Modern and Dalí: The Late Work at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. His publications include Dalí: The Late Work, published by Yale UP, and Dalí, Surrealism, and Cinema (Kamera Books, 2007).
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