ARTIST LECTURE: ALISON SAAR
Exhibiting artist Alison Saar discusses her work and aspects of historical events and African American legacies with Art Museum curator Janie Welker, UK History professor Kathryn Newfont, and Geography professor Carolyn Finney.
Alison Saar is a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowships, Saar currently lives in Los Angeles. Her work can be found in the collections of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, among others.
Kathryn Newfont is an environmental and oral historian with the University of Kentucky history department. Her research centers on understanding relationships between humans and the world of nature beyond humans, with a particular emphasis on Appalachian forests and the people who have lived with and championed them.
Carolyn Finney, Assistant Professor of Geography at UK is a writer, performer and cultural geographer who explores the intersection of race and environment and how issues of difference impacts participation in decision-making processes designed to address environmental issues.
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