2004 Phyllis Wattis Distinguished Lecture Series

Thursday, June 10, 2004
Stella's Shapes and Melville's Words: The Quadrant and Moby-Dick

Date + Time

Thursday, June 10, 2004
7:00 p.m.

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

Wallace leads off the Wattis Series with this talk about Stella's monumental series of works based on Herman Melville's American classic, Moby Dick. Comprising more than 250 individual pieces, the series occupied Stella from 1988 to 1994 and constitutes a unique chapter in his career. Looking both at Stella's work and Melville's novel, Wallace explores the complex play of words and shapes that he examined in his 2001 monograph, Frank Stella's Moby-Dick: Words and Shapes.

Participants

Robert K. Wallace, professor of literature and language, Northern Kentucky University

Admission + Ticketing

$12 general; $8 SFMOMA members, students with ID, and seniors. Tickets are available at the Museum with no surcharge or through Ticketweb.com.

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