This display showcases a selection of published works by John Dixon Hunt in the collection of Old Dominion University Libraries. A prolific writer, John Dixon Hunt is a scholar and emeritus professor of the History and Theory of Landscape at University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Landscape Architecture. Dr. John Dixon Hunt will be the guest scholar for an upcoming lecture sponsored by ODU’s Art Department on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 7pm in the University Theatre. The lecture is free and open to the public.
This exhibit features seven student works produced in ARTS 304: Color class taught by Peter Geiger, studio art adjunct faculty member of the Art Department. These selected pieces were a product of a recent assignment during the current Spring 2015 semester. The assignment required each student to replicate or creatively alter a historic color model.
In celebration of Black History Month in February and Women’s History Month in March, this exhibit highlights four contemporary African-American women artists, Kara Walker, Betye Saar, Alison Saar and Lorna Simpson. Distinguished in their own right, these women artists share varying perspectives on race, gender and sexuality expressed in their respective works using a variety of media. While these artists express different points of views and attitudes in their art, this display aims to spark dialogue or discussion on race, gender and sexuality among viewers.
For more information on the artists featured on this display, please search ODU’s library catalog, www.odu.edu/library and/or check Hofheimer Art Library’s collection.