Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Distance and Intimacy: Art, Fiction, and Politics
  • Lecture
  • 10/18/2012
  • 17:30-19:30
  • The University of Kansas
  • Host: Center for Digital Scholarship, Libraries, Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
Celebrate the opening of the Watson Library's new exhibition "The American Election" with a keynote lecture by Professor Burdett Loomis. In his talk, Loomis brings together his art interests and his fiction/politics course. More broadly, he discusses how a social scientist ventures across boundaries to understand politics well beyond his comfort zone. His talk will integrate the works on view both in the Watson Library exhibition, "The American Election" and "Politics as Symbol/Symbol as Politics" at the Spencer Museum of Art.