Kluge-Ruhe Director to Lecture in Pannell Feb. 8

| February 4, 2008

Margo Smith, director and curator of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia will present an illustrated lecture, “Awaken the Dreaming: Australian Aboriginal Art and Culture,” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8 in Pannell Gallery.

Smith holds her master’s and doctoral degrees in anthropology from the University of Virginia, and has conducted field studies in Central Australia. She has taught an intensive four-week course in Australia, “Exploring Indigenous Australia.” She is co-editor of “Art From the Land: Dialogues with the Kluge-Ruhe Collection of Australian Aboriginal Art” with Howard Morphy, published by UVa in 1999.

At Sweet Briar, Smith will speak about the origins of aboriginal art, as well as its contemporary forms.

For more information, contact Rebecca Massie Lane at rmlane@sbc.edu ”>rmlane@sbc.edu or 381-6248.

Category: Academics, Art Galleries