From Scene to Scene: The Multiple Bruce Conners in the Art Underground

Curator’s Choice Lecture with Thomas Crow

Thomas Crow, Ph.D.
Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

It is rare for one artist to play a key role in more than one creative community. But the film and assemblage master Bruce Conner made a capital difference in at least three, from his start in the late 1950s through the late 1970s. His shapeshifting career affords insight into the bohemian enclaves of San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Boston, as he went about setting new standards in all of his varied media. At the same time, his encounters with the luminaries of the American counterculture, from Timothy Leary to Dennis Hopper, present a portrait of the era.

Sponsored by Dead Artists Society

This event is in person at Santa Barbara Museum of Art's Mary Craig Auditorium.

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