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James Castle: A Retrospective

Lecture by Robert Storr

February 19, 2010; 6:30 p.m.

Sign language interpretation will be provided by Ric Owens, MFA, and another interpreter to be announced.

Museum Theater

Professor Robert Storr has commented on many facets of James Castle’s work—its formal strength, material fragility, visual syntax, and abiding sense of place—as well as its location in the history of modern art. As an artist himself, he has a special regard for creative practice. In this major illustrated lecture, Storr will consider multiple dimensions of Castle’s artistic production.

Storr’s accomplishments span the art world; he is a painter, art historian, and critic as well as a prodigious writer about the theory and practice of art. As curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, he organized major exhibitions on the work of Elizabeth Murray, Max Beckmann, and Gerhard Richter, among others. He was the commissioner of the 2007 Venice Biennale, the first American invited to assume this role, and is currently dean of the Yale School of Art.

Cosponsored by the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities at UC Berkeley.