Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art Specialist to Speak

Sherri Irvin will lecture at 7:30 p.m., March 1 in Room 169 of the Human Sciences Building.

In her lecture Irvin will examine how the hybrid process of fabrication and negotiation shapes works of art.

In her lecture Irvin will examine how the hybrid process of fabrication and negotiation shapes works of art.

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech School of Art will host Sherri Irvin, an associate professor in philosophy at the University of Oklahoma.

She will speak at 7:30 p.m., March 1 in Room 169 of the Human Sciences Building.

Irvin, who specializes in aesthetics and the philosophy of art, will present, “Making Contemporary Art: Fabrication and Negotiation,” a lecture arguing that making a contemporary artwork is not simply (and at times not at all) fabricating an object. The artist’s negotiations with curators and conservators are often crucial in determining the artwork’s very nature. In this lecture, Irvin will examine how the hybrid process of fabrication and negotiation shapes works of art.

Irvin is a mentor for the 2012 Oklahoma Art Writing and Curatorial Fellowships, a program of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. She is the Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art section editor for Philosophy Compass, Blackwell’s online journal. In December 2010, Irvin gave the Seventh Annual Parodi Lecture in Philosophy of Art at the Miami Art Museum, which was co-organized with the University of Miami Department of Philosophy.

The exhibitions, speakers and related programs at Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech School of Art are made possible, in part, by generous grants from the Helen Jones Foundation and The CH Foundation. Additional support comes from cultural activities fees administered through the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Irvin’s lecture is sponsored in part by the Department of Philosophy and the Art History area.

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School of Art

School of Art

The School of Art is part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Texas Tech University which also includes the School of Music and the Department of Theater and Dance.

The School offers undergraduate degree programs in art history, communication design, studio arts and visual studies as well as MEA and MFA graduate degree and Fine Arts Ph.D. opportunities.

The program also supports the Landmark Arts Galleries and the Standing Room Only Gallery (SRO).

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