Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series begins March 2 with photographer Tibbs | Nebraska Today


In the Spring 2022 semester of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, six artists will give lectures on the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist and Scholar. Organized by the School of Fine Arts, Art History and Design, the series begins on March 2nd with photographer Milly Tibs.

This series invites prominent artists, scholars and designers to Nebraska each semester to enhance student education. Each lecture will be held at 5:30 pm in Room 15 of Richards Hull. Lectures are free and open to the public. You can also access it from the zoom.

Tibbs’ work derives from his interest in the ubiquity of photography and the tension between its truth value and the inherent manipulation of reality. Tibbs is an associate professor of photography at Wayne State University.

She holds a Master of Photography degree from Rhode Island Design School. She has won two MacDowell Fellowships and multiple national and international Artist Residency Awards. Her work has been published by the Humble Arts Foundation (New York City) and the Aperture Foundation, George Eastman Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Chrysler Museum, Portland Art Museum, RISD Museum (Rhode Island Design School).

Tibbs lectures are available here at Zoom.

The rest of the lectures in the series are:

  • March 9 — Rachel Adams, sculpture. Adams is the Chief Curator and Program Director of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha. You can get it from this zoom.

• March 10 — Gregory Schmidt, Graphic Design. Schmidt is a graphic designer based in Richmond, Virginia. He also works as an exhibition graphic designer at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. You can get it from this zoom.

• March 23 — Kathryn Gleason, Art History. Gleason is a professor of landscape architecture and a member of the Cornell Archeology and Materials Institute at Cornell University. You can get it from this zoom.

• April 6 — Chip Thomas, interdisciplinary. Thomas, also known as jetsonorama, is a photographer, public artist and doctor who has been working in a small Navajo Nation clinic since 1987. Available from Zoom.

• April 13 — David Rubin, Art History. Film and art historian Rubin will give a talk on “Edward Hopper and the Classic American Cinema.” He is a professor of art at Wake Forest University, Charlotte C. Weber. You can get it from this zoom.

Undertaken by Hixson-Lied Endowment with additional support from other sources, this series provides a way for Nebraskas to interact with celebrities in the fields of art, art history, and design, thereby providing state culture. Enrich. Each visiting artist or scholar spends 1-3 days on campus meeting classes, participating in critiques and demonstrating.

For more information on the series, please contact the art school, art history & Design at 402-472-5522 or send an email to schoolaahd @ unl.edu.


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