Description: An exhibition of prints from the University of Louisville collection highlighting works produced by Echo Press. Established in 1979 in Bloomington, Indiana, Echo Press has built a longstanding reputation for excellence and innovation as a printmaking workshop. The concept of Echo was established primarily by Rudy Pozzatti and David Keister who sought to create a workshop that was dedicated to printing and publishing quality editions and unique works. Over the years they built strong relationships with a network of respected artists such as Miriam and David Schapiro, Sam Gilliam, and Bob Nugent, heightening their reputation. The contributions of such artists also led to a diverse portfolio of imagery including unique approaches to lithography, woodcut, relief printing, and intaglio. Pozzatti writes “Whatever has been published was done with great commitment and care, using the best materials, patience, and the objective of meeting the highest of professional standards.”
Description: Curated by Art Historian Elín Luque Agraz, Art's Director of Centro de Cultura Casa Lamm, this exhibition is a very special collection of pictorial votive offerings dating from the 17th-century to the present day. These offerings provide a popular record of the Independence wars and the Mexican Revolution.
Titled Los relatos pintados: la otra historia, exvotos mexicanos, this exhibition is the product of 20 years of academic research. Held in cooperation with Centro de Cultura Casa Lamm, Department of Classical and Modern Languages,College of Arts and Sciences, Spanish Section. Dr. Luque Agraz will present a lecture in Gallery X on October 3 at 4:00pm. She is a visiting scholar who will also lead an Exvotos building workshop on Wednesday, October 2 at 12:00 am in 300 Humanities. She will deliver a lecture in Spanish on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Chao Auditorium. For more information on the workshop contact Manuel F. Medina at email@example.com.
Description: It is a mandate for post-secondary institutions in
Kentucky to prepare our citizens for success in the
global economy. In recent years, the Hite Art Institute
sought to provide this critical competitive edge by
supporting students and faculty travel to engage far
beyond the University of Louisville campus. It has
sought to promote the understanding of diverse
communities, societies and cultures and to participate
in a global dialogue through field trips for research,
presentation and other scholarly and artistic activities
such as study or exhibition.
This search for knowledge and inspiration stimulates
and deepens both academic learning and professional
contribution. Travel experiences prompt fascinating
new visions and perspectives about natural,
sociological and cultural environments, ideas and
Hite Art Institute faculty and students
share travel experiences they have found provocative,
inspiring, challenging or enlightening through
photographs, videos, and other media from recent Hite sponsored
travel for an exhibition in the Belknap Gallery during
the upcoming Photo Biennial.
Description: Art historian Ben Hufbauer will present "America's Pyramids: Presidential Libraries in the 20th & 21st Centuries”. He will talk about how presidents, starting with Franklin Delano Roosevelt, took on a role similar to the Pharaohs of Egypt by building increasingly grandiose temples to themselves. The architecture of these presidential temples reflects the personalities of the presidents they commemorate, from the aggressively stark Lyndon Johnson Library in Austin, Texas, to the traditional values projected by the George W. Bush Library in Dallas. Almost all of these libraries have exact full-scale replicas of the Oval Office in their museums, helping to enshrine this as an almost sacred room in American culture in a way that elevates the Imperial Presidency.
Ben Hufbauer earned his doctorate from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is the author of the book Presidential Temples: How Memorials and Libraries Shape Public Memory.
Faculty Research Forum, an ongoing project of the Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society (CCHS), offers research-based talks for an interdisciplinary audience by UofL faculty and occasional guests. Each presentation is followed by a lively Q&A, fueled by various sorts of refreshments.