Allbritton Art Institute Biennial Artist Conversation with Frank Stella and Jason Kaufman

Nov. 3, 2015
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WACO, Texas (Nov. 3, 2015) – Baylor University’s Allbritton Art Institute will host internationally recognized artist Frank Stella and acclaimed critic Jason Kaufman at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Jones Theatre in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.

“Frank Stella has been called the most influential living artist in America,” said Adair McGregor, events, acquisition and assets manager at the Allbritton Art Institute. “It’s exciting to have an artist of his caliber coming to Baylor’s campus.”

Kaufman will interview Stella about his life and career. A question-and-answer session will follow the interview. This event follows the recent opening of “Frank Stella: A Retrospective” at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Stella has degrees from Princeton, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Dartmouth College and the Friedrich Schiller University in Germany. He received the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French government and was elected Honorary Royal Academician in 1993. He was the first American to have a dedicated gallery space at the Royal Academy’s summer exhibition in London. In 2009, Stella was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama.

“Within the art world, Frank Stella is known as ‘the father of minimalism’ with a prolific career that spans the 1950s to the present,” McGregor said.

Kaufman works as an art culture critic and reporter, a photographer and a museum consultant. His work has been published in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. Kaufman regularly contributes to arts publications.

“This is such a wonderful opportunity for students and the Baylor community to be able to hear about Stella’s work, career, life and artistic process firsthand,” McGregor said. “It’s not often that students get to interact and listen to an artist that they study and read about in their textbooks.”

This event is free and open to the public. Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center is located at 60 Baylor Ave.

For more information, visit Baylor.edu/aai or email Allbritton_art_institute@baylor.edu .

by Bethany Harper , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805.

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