Today’s Art World

Today’s Art World

Rory O’Dea, Moderator

“Today’s Art World” presents a series of thought-provoking Seminars exploring the most pivotal artists and ideas that shape the global contemporary art world. It will also consider key moments in the history of modern and avant-garde art that provide an essential context for understanding how we arrived at the art world of today. Drawing connections between individual artists and the broader art historical and cultural context their work lives within, this Seminar will map the complex landscape of contemporary art and reflect deeply upon questions of art’s ever shifting place in the world.
With images.

Session 1 Origin Stories: Modernism, Avant Garde and Postmodernism
Session 2 Radical Women: Pioneers of Contemporary Art
Session 3 Horizons: Contemporary Art in Latin America
Session 4 Exhibition Visit: Gerhard Richter: Painting After All  (Met Breuer)
Session 5 Breaking the Frame: New Directions in Contemporary Painting
Session 6 Auction House Visit: Christie’s Contemporary Sale

TUESDAYS, 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

MAR 3, 17, 31
APR 14, 28
MAY 12

Cost $500 (6 sessions)
* tax deductible portion is $250

Rory O'Dea

RORY O’DEA – Professor of contemporary art and design, Parsons School of Design. He received his Ph.D. in modern and contemporary art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, and his scholarship explores the connections between visual art, film, literature and popular culture.

His current book project focuses on the American artist Robert Smithson and his enduring legacy among contemporary artists. Rory has previously taught at the Yale University School of Art’s MFA program and New York University, and has served as a researcher and curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Morgan Library and Museum, and the Grey Art Gallery at New York University.

Portrait Photo: Andrea Wenglowskyj