AU’s Jule Collins Smith Museum hosts lecture on “Self-Taught Art” in Alabama

AUBURN – Margaret Lynne Ausfeld, senior curator at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, will present “Revelations Revisited: The Cultural Roots of Self-Taught Art in Alabama” on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 4 p.m. at Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. This will be the third of six lectures in “New Perspectives: Looking at 20th-Century Alabama Art,” a series celebrating the Year of Alabama Arts.

Ausfeld’s lecture will examine the relationship of self-taught artists to the cultural and social environment of the state, while considering what it is about Alabama that has made it such fertile ground for self-taught art.

Laquita Thomson of Freed-Hardeman University will discuss Fayette artist Lois Wilson in the next lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

“New Perspectives” is sponsored by Auburn University’s Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is co-sponsored by the Alabama Center for the Book, AU Art Department, and Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. For more information, please call 844-4946.

(Contributed by Mark Wilson.)

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