February 25 – Michael Petry presents “Nature Morte: Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still-Life tradition” in conjunction with the publication of his new book by the same title. Dr. Michael Petry was born in Texas, but has lived in London since 1981. With a PhD in Arts from Middlesex University, Petry has diligently investigated art from various angles as an artist, author, co-founder of the Museum of Installation in London, and Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), London. He was Guest Curator at the Kunstakademiet in Oslo, Research Fellow at the University of Wolverhampton, and Curator of London’s Royal Academy Schools Gallery, and is a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors (FRBS) and a Brother of the Art Workers’ Guild. For this Tuesday Evenings presentation, Petry shares his findings, observations, and thoughts on the timeless themes of life, death, and passage of time in the work of contemporary artists who are revisiting the age-old tradition of still life.
Come early for a book signing of Nature Morte: Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still-Life tradition at 6 pm.
Tuesday Evenings at the Modern
This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from February 4 through April 8. Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Museum’s auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. Free admission tickets (limit two) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The Museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesday evenings during the series.
Café Modern serves cocktails, salads, and appetizers on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.