Visiting Scholar to Present Lecture at University Art Gallery Sept. 21

September 14 2006

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Jeffrey Hughes, professor of Art History and Criticism at Webster University in St. Louis, will be the first visiting scholar to lecture during the 2006-2007 University Art Gallery Exhibition and Lecture Series at Indiana State University. His lecture entitled, "What's Left Over: Abstract Again" will take place on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Center for Performing and Fine Arts, located at the corner of Seventh and Chestnut streets.

A reception in his honor is planned from 5-7 p.m. in the University Art Gallery, where the 2006 Faculty Art Exhibit is on display. The lecture, exhibit and reception are open to the public and are free of charge.

Hughes attended DePauw University and received his bachelor's in art history from ISU and both his Master's and Ph.D. degrees in art history from the University of Iowa. He currently teaches courses on modern art, German Expressionism and contemporary art, as well as art theory and criticism at Webster University. He is a recipient of several grants and fellowships, including Kress Foundation Fellowships for field research in India and to the Aga Khan program at Harvard, the Asian Cultural Council Grant, and an N.E.H. grant for research on the American avant-garde during World War II. His articles and reviews have appeared in Flash Art, Contemporary, Sculpture, Artpaper, Art on Paper, New Art Examiner, and more.

The University Art Gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. All gallery events are free and open to the public and the facility is wheelchair accessible. For additional information call (812) 237-3720 or go to www.indstate.edu/artgallery.

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Contact: Mary Kramer, interim gallery director, (812) 237-3720 or mkramer@isugw.indstate.edu

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or pmeyer4@isugw.indstate.edu

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Jeffrey Hughes, professor of Art History and Criticism at Webster University in St. Louis, will be the first visiting scholar to lecture during the 2006-2007 University Art Gallery Exhibition and Lecture Series at Indiana State University. His lecture entitled, "What's Left Over: Abstract Again" will take place on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Center for Performing and Fine Arts, located at the corner of Seventh and Chestnut streets.

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