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William Wegman's Weimaraners and Other Animals in Contemporary Art

  • 10/4/2012 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
  • Event Type: Lecture

William Wegman's Weimaraners and Other Animals in Contemporary ArtSusan McHugh, associate professor, Department of English, University of New England, will deliver this lecture presented in conjunction with the exhibition William Wegman: Hello Nature. Respondent: Daniel Kany, Art Historian and Critic.

Susan McHugh is the author of Animal Stories: Narrating across Species Lines, 2011, in the University of Minnesota Press's Posthumanities series, as well as Dog, 2004, a volume in Reaktion Books' groundbreaking Animal series.

William Wegman: Hello Nature features over 100 works, including painting, photography, video, and drawing, all produced in or inspired by Maine, where Wegman has summered since the late 1970s. Taken together, this body of work demonstrates Wegman's rigorous and sustained engagement with the natural world and places the artist squarely within the American landscape tradition. On view through October 21, 2012.