Phyllis Wattis Distinguished Lecture Series

April 07 - April 08, 2005
Phyllis Wattis Distinguished Lecture Series

The Schwab Room

Founded in 1995 through the generosity of Phyllis Wattis, this annual lecture series brings influential artists and thinkers to SFMOMA. This year's distinguished lecturer is art critic and author Peter Schjeldahl, widely known for his writing in The New Yorker as well as The Village Voice, The New York Times, and ArtNews.

Past

The Story of the Image

In 1981, Schjeldahl wrote, "[Robert] Bechtle's realism is symbolically vibrant. It makes a symbolic connection between the completely seen and the completely known." Using…

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A Conversation with Peter Schjeldahl

Benezra and Bishop engage Schjeldahl in a wide-ranging discussion of photorealism and its role in the creation of contemporary art. A question and answer period with the audience…

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