2023 Mark Finlay Memorial Lecture Series hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Jerry Saltz on Nov. 9
Jerry Saltz has nearly one million followers and has been hailed the “critic of the people” by Architectural Digest.
Senior art critic for New York magazine, Saltz writes about the constantly shifting dynamics of the art world, covering everything from up-and-coming artists to billionaire collectors to the role of criticism.
Saltz will soon come to Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus as part of the Mark Finlay Memorial Lecture Series. His 60-minute lecture, “The Art World Problem,” will be at the Fine Arts Auditorium on the Armstrong Campus on Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. The lecture will be followed by a 15-min Q&A and a reception. The event is free and open to the public as space allows.
In 2018, he won the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism for “My Life as a Failed Artist,” an essay about how his disappointing career as an artist is responsible for his success as a critic. In his entertaining lectures, Saltz dispenses valuable advice for amateurs and professionals alike, along with sharp analysis of the role of criticism in the art world today.
The Mark Finlay Memorial Lecture Series was created in honor of Mark Finlay, a former professor of history and assistant dean of the College of Liberal Arts on theArmstrong Campus.
The series has featured prominent nationally and internationally acclaimed speakers, beginning with Chuck Leavell, an environmentalist and Rolling Stones pianist, who spoke about his work in forestry conservation.
The lecture is hosted by the College of Arts and Humanities and co-sponsored by the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art and the Telfair Museums.
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