Made possible through the generosity of Dr. Anna H. Celenza, who holds undergraduate degrees in both music and visual arts from UNCG, these lectures are intended to provide the opportunity for students and faculty to explore similar themes in different arts disciplines through presentations by visiting scholars.
The inaugural Celenza Lectures will be held on Tuesday, January 24 at 5:30 at the Weatherspoon Art Museum Auditorium. Gwen Chanzit, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Denver Art Museum, will speak about her blockbuster exhibition, The Women of Abstract Expressionism, which is on view at the Mint Museum in Charlotte until January 22. This show highlights the work of the talented women who worked along side their more famous and successful male contemporaries.
Dr. Chanzit will be joined by Dr. Tammy Kernodle, Professor of Musicology at Miami University of Ohio, whose lecture is entitled Playing From the Margins: Gender, Jazz and Cultural Containment in Cold War Era America. Together Drs. Chanzit and Kernodle will present different aspects of women’s contribution to the arts in the United States in the period after World War II.
To get a taste of what is to come, check out this trailer: