VAA History a Visual Language, Dr. Anna Tahinci, Ph.D.

The Printing Museum

Nov. 12, 2016, 01:00 pm

1324 West Clay
(832) 876-5176

In this richly illustrated lecture Dr. Anna Tahinci will analyze a variety of artworks from the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in relation both to formal elements (line, space, light and color, form, texture, and pattern) and the principles of design (balance, scale, proportion, rhythm, unity, and variety). Universal themes will be studied within historical, political, economic, sociological, conceptual, and aesthetic contexts. Join Visual Arts Alliance on November 12, 2016 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at The Printing Museum, 1324 West Clay, Houston, 77019 for this free lecture. Members and non-members are welcome.

Dr. Anna Tahinci is Professor and Head of Art History at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She has worked at the Musée Rodin, the Musée d’Orsay, the Harvard Art Museums, and the Louvre. She studied History and Archaeology in Greece, Museum Studies at the Ecole du Louvre, and Comparative Literature and Art History at the Sorbonne. She received her Ph.D. from the Sorbonne with a specialization on 19th and 20th century French sculpture (dissertation on Rodin’s collectors during his lifetime). Dr. Tahinci has taught at Boston University–Paris, the University of Minnesota, Macalester College, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design as well as the University of Houston. She co-curated the sculpture exhibition for the Athens Olympic Games in 2004 and the exhibition “Rodin and America” at the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University in 2011.

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