7 pm | Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium | FREE
Veronica Roberts, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin, will lecture on artist Sol LeWitt. Roberts first met LeWitt when she coordinated the Whitney Museum’s presentation of his 2000 Retrospective. She subsequently served as Director of Research for the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing Catalogue Raisonné from 2010 to 2012. In 2014, Roberts curated the exhibition, Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt at the Blanton Museum. She received her M.A in Art and Art History from the University of California at Santa Barbara and her B.A. in the History of Art from Williams College.
During the month of February, University of Utah students and a local draftsman authorized by the Estate of Sol LeWitt are installing a 2014 UMFA acquisition, Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing 33 (1970). This particular installation process is very unique, employing non-museum staff to draw directly on the gallery wall per LeWitt’s instructions—the essence of his works. Wall Drawing 33, a pioneering work of Conceptual art, will remain on view for approximately five years in UMFA’s modern and contemporary gallery.