Artist Shinique Smith to present lecture March 29 at the Palmer Museum of Art

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Shinique Smith, artist, will present a lecture titled "Shinique Smith: Beyond the Gesture," at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, in the Palmer Museum of Art's Palmer Lipton Auditorium on the University Park campus of Penn State.

Shinique Smith, best known for exuberant, calligraphic designs embodied in a variety of mediums, will discuss the interplay between modernist gesture, Color Field paintings, graffiti, and found artifacts in her current body of work. Her films, installations, works on paper, assemblage, and sculpture address broad social, cultural, and spiritual concerns.

Co-sponsored by John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series, Penn State Institute for the Arts and Humanities, the Department of Art History, and the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art.

The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State is located on Curtin Road and admission is free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The museum is closed Mondays and some holidays.

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Last Updated March 21, 2016