Art Lectures at NMU April 25

Northern Michigan University's School of Art and Design will host a lecture event featuring Petra Giloy-Hirtz of Munich, Germany, and Terry Myers of Chicago. Their presentations begin at 6 p.m. and 6:40 p.m., respectively, on Monday, April 25, in room 165 of the Art and Design Building.

Giloy-Hirtz’s lecture is about her forthcoming project that focuses on the artist Kiki Smith. She will present research and share highlights on the exhibition and publication. Giloy-Hirtz has been an associate professor and reader of medieval literature at the University of Düsseldorf for 10 years. Since 1993, she has been an independent curator, author and editor based in Munich, Germany. She has curated numerous single-artist and thematic exhibitions at the Diözesanmuseum of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. From 1998-2000, she was also the project manager for the head of cultural affairs of the City of Munich.

Myers’ lecture, “Painting’s Unfinished Business,” will examine the resurgence of painting through recent exhibitions including “Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age” at the Museum Brandhorst in Munich, Germany. Myers has also written for more than 35 international journals. He has held teaching positions at Pratt Institute in New York, Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, Calif., Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. and The Royal College of Art in London, England. Myers is professor and chair of painting and drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Admission is free. For more information, contact Emily Lanctot at

Prepared By
Student Writer
April 21, 2016