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Department ofArt and Art History

de Saisset Lecture Series

Each year the Department of Art and Art History collaborates with the de Saisset Museum to bring together some of the finest Bay Area artists for the annual Artist Lecture Series held at the de Saisset Museum. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Alex Kanevsky image
Alex Kanevsky, J.F.H. Walking Through Tall Grass, 2018,
66" x 66", oil on canvas Image courtesy of the artist.

Alex Kanevsky

Artist Talk & Reception:
November 1, 2018

de Saisset Museum, Auditorium

Alex Kanevsky (b. 1963, Russia) is a painter currently based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kanevsky maintains that “artists statements are not possible and any attempt to write one leads to confusion and misinformation,” as painting is a visual medium and should be read and understood visually, not with words. Others have described his works as multilayered portraits that combine abstraction and figuration, playing with the depiction of motion and time. On November 1, we will hear about his art and process in his own words.

Ilka Hartman image
Ilka Hartmann, AIM: Long Walk 02 (Long Walk For Survival)
© Ilka Hartmann 2019

Ilka Hartman

Artist Talk and Reception:
January 31, 2019

de Saisset Museum, Auditorium

Ilka Hartmann, whose work is included in the de Saisset Museum’s current exhibition Radical Velocity, discusses her photography documenting the United Farmworkers and American Indian Movement with activist Eloy Martinez.

Martinez was involved in the original Occupation of Alcatraz (which celebrates its 50th anniversary this November) and worked closely with both César Chávez and Dolores Huerta.

In compliance with the ADA/504, please direct your accommodation request to Mitch Grieb at at least 72 hours prior to your visit.