Sept. 17th – Schemel Forum Luncheon – Mark Rothko: Immigrant, Artist, Pioneer

rothko-number-61Join the Schemel Forum for the first World Affairs Luncheon of the Fall 2015 season featuring a lecture by

Annie Cohen-Solal, Ph.D.
Cultural historian, Writer and Professor of American Studies at the Université de Caen

Mark Rothko: Immigrant, Artist, Pioneer
Although Mark Rothko has undeniably reached the status of an iconic artist whose paintings sell for about $80 million, he remains mysterious. Cohen-Solal approaches him through the lens of her social history research and unveils many fascinating aspects of his life and character. Rothko fought the narrow-mindedness of many US institutions and was deeply committed to giving all publics genuine access to art.

Thursday, September 17th, Noon to 1:30 pm

DeNaples Center, Room 405
A book signing will follow the lecture.

Cost: $20 pp / $30 per couple, free to Schemel Forum Members and The University of Scranton staff, faculty and students.

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Schemel Forum 10/25 Change of Topic & Presenter

Dr. Annie Cohen-Solal is unable to join us on the 25th.  Instead the following lecture will take its place:

Museums as Civic Architecture:  A Global Perspective

Museums are proliferating world-wide.  As foreign architects design for sites in the US and American firms design for institutions overseas, museum architecture now exhibits a broad range of formal composition and aesthetic sensibility. Regardless of their programmatic or economic objectives, contemporary museums range from the harmonious and reposeful, e.g. Tadao Ando’s  Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth to the visually discordant, e.g. Daniel Liebeskind’s Jewish Museum in Berlin, to the iconic, e.g. Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

This illustrated presentation will explore these differences and their implications for the creation of a global civic architecture.

Gregory Keane Hunt, Dean of the School of Architecture, Marywood University, formerly Dean of the School of Architecture, Catholic University

Collegiate Hall at Redington


$20 per luncheon per person

$30 per luncheon per couple

$90 per series of 5 per person

$140 per series of 5 per couple

*Free to Schemel Forum Members

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