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Great Minds Lecture Series Continues with “Art, Information, and Complexity”

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CreativeMind_blueJason Hoelscher, M.F.A., continues the Great Minds Lecture Series Tuesday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Fielding S. Russell Union, room 2048.

Hoelscher will present a lecture entitled “Art, Information, and Complexity.” His lecture will highlight how our understanding of art changes when considered through the lens of high-tech communication media.

Hoelscher joined the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art in the fall as the Gallery Director and Assistant Professor.

His research focuses on how works of art, whether traditional or experimental, communicate in our communication-rich, high-tech information age.

Hoelscher is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in art theory and aesthetics from the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts and received his M.F.A. in painting from the Pratt Institute.

He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally in venues including Paris, Hong Kong, Denver, Marfa, New York, and Berlin while publishing widely as an arts writer, theorist, and critic.

2015-16 Great Minds Lecture Series
March 8 – Jason Hoelscher, M.F.A., Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art
Art, Information, and Complexity

March 22 – Juanjuan Peng, Ph.D., Department of History
Selling a Healthy Lifestyle in Late Qing China: Commercial Advertisements for Hygienic Products in the Dagong bao, 1902-1911

April 27 – Jacek Lubecki, Ph.D., Department of Political Science and International Studies
ISIS and al-Qaeda as Global Rebels: A Broader Historical Perspective

All Great Minds Lectures start at 5:30 p.m. in Russell Union room 2048

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