Where We Are Now

Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Overlook Gallery

This Art Salad conversation will feature Wendy Earle, Curator of Contemporary Art, SECCA, and special guest artists.

What exactly is Art Salad? 

Take two working artists. Add 30 years of seasoned art museum experience. Throw in a few PhDs. Toss lightly and voila. Introducing SECCA Art Salad—a series of five informal, fresh and zesty conversations about contemporary art. Designed to help demystify what can seem like an obscure, complicated and inaccessible topic, these conversations will unpack key ideas behind some of the most important art of the last century. Your choice of dressing.

The talks will be held in the Overlook Gallery. Admission is free and there will be light snacks, drinks, and a specialty cocktail will be available for purchase – SECCA members drink for free. The discussions are intended to be very informal and help attendees become more comfortable with contemporary art.

Attend all five in the series. 

November 8

"How We See What We See When We Look at Contemporary Art"

Featuring Steve Mizel – Professor Emeritus Wake Forest University School of Medicine; artist; B.A. University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. Stanford University School of Medicine (Pharmacology).

November 15

"How to Learn to Like the Art That Some Love to Hate" Featuring John Hallmark Neff – retired museum director and curator; consultant; B.A. Wesleyan University, M.A., Ph.D. Harvard University.

November 29

"From Pollock to Pop"
Featuring John J. Curley – Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Art, Wake Forest University; A.B. Duke, Ph.D. Yale.

December 6

"The Godfather of Contemporary Art: Marcel Duchamp" Featuring Frank Campion – artist; B.F.A. Harvard University.

December 13

"Where We Are Now"Panel Discussion with Wendy Earle, Curator of Contemporary Art, SECCA, and special guest artists.