Carnegie Center Welcomes Peter Morrin, Director of the Center for Arts and Culture
Partnerships at the University of Louisville, for Lunch & Learn Program, Rediscovering Regional Art
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 12-1 pm
). The Lunch and Learn programs are sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc.
Art history used to be thought of as a steady flow of major art movements or ‘isms’, one after the other, always taking place in major art centers. In the 21st century the complexity of the multiple streams of styles, echoes and cross-influences has been discovered to be far richer and more complex. Morrin will discuss some of the rewards and pitfalls of the new focus on regionalism.
Peter Morrin is Director of the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships at the University of Louisville, and Executive in Residence. Morrin served as the director of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, KY from 1986 until 2007, and before that he served as Curator of 20th Century Art at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA. He has taught courses in subjects such as Symbolism in Contemporary Art, Futurism, and American Art from 1630-1875. Morrin has written for numerous publications and has contributed to exhibition catalogs for arts institutions including the Toledo Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Speed Art Museum, and the Carnegie Center for Art and History (for the 2009 exhibit Faces of Faith: The Search for the Divine: Art Quilts by Penny Sisto). He currently serves on the Education Advisory Committee for the Kentucky Opera, the Academic Advisory Board for the Frazier International History Museum, and on the Board of Directors of the Arts and Cultural Attractions Council, a part of Greater Louisville, Inc.
The Carnegie Center for Art and History, a department of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, is a contemporary art gallery and history museum that offers a full schedule of changing exhibitions and other educational programs. The Carnegie Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am-5:30 pm, and is located at 201 East Spring Street in historic downtown New Albany, Indiana. The Carnegie Center for Art and History is fully accessible. Admission is free. For more information on exhibits, events, and classes, visit www.carnegiecenter.org.