Expert to speak on ‘Pop in Chicago’ May 8 at Rago’s
LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Rago Auctions invites all interested parties to join them on Tuesday, May 8 for an open house featuring guest speaker Dr. Robert Cozzolino. Dr. Cozzolino will deliver a lecture titled ‘Further Adventures of Pop in Chicago.’ The event will be held at Rago Arts and Auction Center, 333 N. Main St., Lambertville, NJ 08350, during the preview for Rago’s May 12 Fine Art auction.
A reception will begin at 5 p.m., with Dr. Cozzolino’s address at 6 p.m. The auction house will open to the public at noon.
Dr. Cozzolino will discuss the distinctive character of pop in Chicago during the 1960s. In exploring popular culture source material, artists trained in that city, such as Roger Brown, Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, Christina Ramberg and Ray Yoshida built on the region’s deep tradition of dark humor and unexpected treatments of the body. The result probed the underbelly of American culture through comics and advertising to ask serious questions about society in the midst of change.
Dr. Cozzolino joined Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2004. As Senior Curator and Curator of Modern Art, he has organized numerous exhibitions, including “George Tooker: A Retrospective,” and “Liz Osborne: The Color of Light.” He has also brought many significant acquisitions into PAFA’s permanent collection, including The Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women, which will debut in an exhibition this Fall at PAFA. Dr. Cozzolino lectures frequently in a wide range of contexts, serves on public discussion panels, conducts numerous studio visits with artists, serves as a visiting critic in studio programs, and is often called on to be a juror for competitive exhibitions. His publications include essays on Henry Ossawa Tanner, Magic Realism and Photography, Modernism in Chicago, and Salvador Dali’s late work.
RSVPs are preferred but not essential. Call 609-397-9374 ext. 119 or email email@example.com.
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