Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Rick Lowe Named 2015 Breeden Scholar in Residence

Rick Lowe Named 2015 Breeden Scholar in Residence

The College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University has selected Rick Lowe as the Daniel F. Breeden Eminent Scholar Chair for spring 2015. Lowe, 2014 MacArthur Fellow, is an artist who resides in Houston, Texas. His formal training is in the visual arts. Over the past twenty years he has worked both inside and outside of art world institutions by participating in exhibitions and developing community-based art projects.

The chair was created in 1989 to provide support for both academic and outreach missions and is awarded to a nationally recognized scholar with outstanding credentials in the arts or humanities. They must also demonstrate potential and willingness to engage in outreach activities in the community and contribute a unique quality, characteristic or function to the teaching and learning objectives of the College of Liberal Arts.

The public is invited to "Social and Community Engaged Art: The Genuine and The Artificial," a talk by Lowe, on Thursday, January 22 at 5:00 p.m. at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.

The free program will be followed by a reception and cash bar. The Museum Café will also be open for tapas service with live jazz by Cullars Improvisational Rotation. Galleries remain open until 8:00 p.m. RSVPs encouraged at jcsm.auburn.edu/programs.

The program is sponsored by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities and Department of Art & Art History in the College of Liberal Arts and Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.

To learn more about the Daniel F. Breeden Eminent Scholar Chair, please visit: www.auburn.edu/cah.

 

Last Updated: November 01, 2016