Lecture: Ken Gonzales-Day

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 17:30

California artist Ken Gonzales-Day will give a lecture about his work on Thursday, March 7th, at 5:30pm in ASY 2309. Gonzales-Day's interdisciplinary and conceptually grounded projects consider the history of photography, the construction of race, and the limits of representational systems ranging from the lynching photograph to museum display. His Profiled images are included in the Network of Mutuality: 50 Years Post-Birmingham exhibition, which is now on view in The Art Gallery.

Ken Gonzales-Day's work is in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution American Art Museum; Getty Research Institute; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney;  L'Ecole des beaux-arts, Paris; and Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, among others. Gonzales-Day's book Lynching in the West: 1850-1935 (Duke University Press, 2006) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

This lecture is FREE and open to the public. For inquiries, please contact The Art Gallery at theartgallery@umd.edu or 301.405.2763.