Immerse yourself in the world of art through this engaging series of presentations and open discussions with artists and art professionals.
6pm – Reception
7pm – Lecture
Art Museum of Los Gatos | 4 Tait Avenue
art:inFOCUS Lecture Series. The 2012-‐2013 art:inFOCUS lecture season features diverse topics that have been designed to complement an exciting new exhibition schedule at The Art Museum of Los Gatos. Five presentations will be featured over the course of several months, commencing Thursday, September 13. The expert perspectives of our lecturers inspire audiences to take an informed look at art within the museum and beyond.
All art:inFOCUS evenings begin at 6:00pm with a rotating schedule of gourmet treats, a wine reception and live music, followed by a presentation at 7:00pm.
The season kicks off Thursday, September 13 from 6:00-‐8:00pm with a lecture by Christy Junkerman, PhD titled “Fashions of the Body in Western Art.” The topic explores the nude in western art and the changes in the depiction of the body over time. Professor Junkerman states: “If the naked body is, as Shakespeare said, a ‘poor forked thing’ and often a source of shame, the nude is a fiction, an idealizing invention of the ancient Greeks. It is not a constant in western culture, but when it appears, it has served as a useful vehicle to express a whole range of values and desires.”
Christy Junkerman earned her PhD in Art History from UC Berkeley. She is an instructor of European art history in the Department of Art and Art History at San Jose State University, and also taught at Stanford and Berkeley. For many years she was a Resident Fellow in a Stanford dormitory. An avid traveler, Junkerman has lectured on nine trips to Europe for Stanford Alumni Association and coordinated the CSU Summer Arts course in Florence in 2011. She recently gave a series of lectures at the Fine Arts Museums in San Francisco.
Series (Members): $40
Series (Non-Members): $75 (also includes complimentary 1-year Museums Membership)
May 16 – “Where is Photography Now?”, Brian Taylor