MOCRA Programs and Events
MOCRA presents two lectures in conjunction with the
exhibition Tobi Kahn: Metamorphoses
Renaissance and Modern
Sunday, March 22, 1998 2 - 5 p.m.
reception to follow the second presentation
free and open to the public
Dr. Carolyn Valone:
"Matrons and Motives: Why Women Built in 16th-century Rome"
Carolyn Valone is Professor of the Department of Art History at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Her primary area of research and publication on issues related to women as patrons of architecture in early modern Rome. She has written and lectured extensively on the social history surrounding these Roman matrons' ground-breaking architectural endeavors.
Dr. Valone's lecture is sponsored by Saint Louis University's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, and the Saint Louis University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Tobi Kahn and Dr. Douglas Dreishpoon:
The Artist and the Art Historian Dialogue
In 1985, Tobi Kahn was one of nine artists whose work was selected for the Guggenheim Museum's national exhibition, New Horizons in American Art. Since then, Kahn's paintings and sculpture have been shown in more than 30 solo exhibitions and more than 80 museum and gallery group shows. His work has been acquired by major American museums and has been the subject of significant critical attention. Kahn has completed commissions for Jewish liturgical objects and installations. Notable examples are the set for Jonah, directed by Elizabeth Swaydos, at the Public Theater in New York; The Twelve Tribes and Creation of the World, a set of paintings for the Jewish Family Congregation in South Salem, New York; and Gan Hazikaron: Garden of Remembrance, a Holocaust Memorial in Tenafly, New Jersey. Kahn has taught fine arts workshops at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He also designed the art curriculum for several high schools in the New York area and co-founded and facilitates the Artists' Beit Midrash at the Skirball Center of Temple Emanu-El. Kahn lectures extensively at universities and public forums internationally on the importance of visual language and art as healing.
Douglas Dreishpoon is Interim Director and Curator of Collections at the Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He received an M.A. in Art History from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in Art History from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. Since 1985 he has curated over 20 exhibitions and contributed to 24 exhibition catalogues. His scholarly articles have appeared in leading arts journals, and his reviews have appeared in publications such as Art News, Art Journal, and Sculpture. He was previously Chief Curator at the Tampa Museum of Art and the Curator of Exhibitions at the Hirschl and Adler Galleries in New York.