Marketing Department Pressroom
Friday, March 1st, 2019
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Storrs CampusThe William Benton Museum of Art
WHO IS THE REAL SUBJECT OF THE PORTRAIT? SITTER? SOCIETY? ARTIST?
Join the discussion
From the Mona Lisa to âselfies,â this salon will explore the artistsâ and sittersâ intent, memorialization, branding, the influence of social trends, and other critical issues in portraiture using works from the Bentonâs current exhibition and permanent collection.
5-5:30 pm Cash Bar; light hors d'oeuvres
5:30 pm Discussion commences.
FREE Donations are gratefully accepted.
RSVP appreciated by February 27.
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Pamela Bramble is Associate Professor of Painting at the University of Connecticut. Her teaching specialties include drawing, painting and art appreciation. Her work is represented in public and private collections and has been reviewed by The New York Times, The Hartford Courant, Hartford Advocate and Art New England.
Michael Bradford is Professor, Head of Dramatic Arts, and Artistic Director of Connecticut Repertory Theatre at UConn. He teaches theater history, dramatic literature and playwriting,is an award-winning playwright, and considered one
of the most promising African American playwrights today. His plays have been produced at various important venues regionally and internationally.
Susan Spiggle is Professor emeritus from the Department of Marketing in the School of Business at UConn. She worked with Alexis Boylan, Guest Curator on the current exhibition The Business of Bodies: Ellen Emmet Rand and the Persuasion of Portraiture exploring how Rand branded herself as an artist. Spiggle has written a chapter in the upcoming book on Rand.
Veronica Makowsky is Professor of English and Womenâs Studies at UConn. Her specialties include 20th- Century American literature (womenâs, ethnic, Southern), ethnic American literature (multi-ethnic). She has written several books, most recently The Fiction of Valerie Martin: An Introduction (Louisiana State University Press, 2016).
For all media inquiries, please contact:
Michael J. Deotte
+1 (860) 486-4478
UConn faculty are available for live interviews from the campus television studio.