The SPHERE SERIES: ART HISTORY LECTURES are monthly socials featuring Charlotte's most creative educators, academics and arts leaders. The casual and educational mini-courses focus on the cultural, political and historical context of a specific art movement led by an expert in the field. Beginning in September 2018 through April 2019, the Art History Lectures will travel to different cultural spaces throughout the city each month for a one-of-a-kind event. Museums, restaurants, bars and galleries! Professors, architects, artists and authors!
PROGRAM TOPICS 2018-2019:
September — MODERN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, Perry Poole Architects
October — MEMORY & ARCHIVE: WHAT FOUND FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS SAY ABOUT BLACK VISUAL REPRESENTATION, Canadian photographer Zun Lee
November — 149 PAINTINGS YOU REALLY NEED TO SEE IN NORTH AMERICA (SO YOU CAN IGNORE THE OTHERS", International authors Stephen Grant and Julian Porter
December — WEST AFRICAN FACTORY PRINTED TEXTILES: HOW WOMEN USE THESE TEXTILES TO COMMUNICATE, Winthrop University Professor Dr. Alice Burmeister.
January — Berlin-based Iraqi artist Hiwa K
February — BOOKS ARE DEAD. LONG LIVE BOOKS! Artist Brad Thomas
March 2019 — ALL ART HAS BEEN CONTEMPORARY, UNCC Curator Adam Justice
April 2019 — THE ART OF COLLECTING