Presented virtually in conjunction with Steppe's exhibition View from, on view at the Courtyard Gallery February 20 – July 2, 2020.
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
In her lecture “Move me with you,” Padma Rajendran will discuss her fabric and print works.
Participants will experiment with block and screen printing on fabrics (including silk and cotton) using synthetic dyes. Participants will discover the ways dye transforms and integrates with the fibers rather than solely resting on the material’s surface, as is the case with traditional printmaking inks.
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
From the jasmine tree-lined courtyards of Nizar Qabbani's Damascene homes to the flooded riverbanks of Langston Hughes' Harlem Renaissance poems, this unique performance-lecture from rapper/poet Omar Offendum is equal parts presentation and conversation.
The so-called sensual turn in art history has called into question the primacy of the sense of sight as the determinant of the agency of a work of art. This lecture from UT Art History Professor John Clarke examines two often-overlooked aspects of visual culture in ancient Rome: movement and touch.
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM