Art World Luminaries Visit BMA to Discuss Contemporary Artist Bruce Nauman

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The Baltimore Museum of Art’s Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art (FoMaCA) present a rare opportunity for audiences to hear from art insiders about Bruce Nauman’s innovative career and influence on Thursday, June 12 at 6 p.m. Participants include Nauman’s studio manager Juliet Myers, gallerist Paul Schimmel, and art critic Peter Plagens. Every audience member at the June 12 event will be entered to win a free copy of the new biography Bruce Nauman: The True Artist (Phaidon, May 2014, $125). Written by Plagens, the hardback book features 300 beautifully illustrated works by Nauman.

Tickets are $15 for FoMaCA members, $20 general admission, and free for students with ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door. To reserve your tickets in advance, email [email protected] The event will be held at Notre Dame of Maryland University’s Knott Auditorium, 4701 N. Charles Street, Baltimore. Attendees are encouraged to use the campus entrance on Homeland Avenue for easier access to parking.

Peter Plagens is best known for his work as Senior Writer and art critic at Newsweek from 1989 to 2003. He is currently a frequent contributor to The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and Art in America, and several other prominent publications. Bruce Nauman: The True Artist by Plagens is the first  authorized biography on the artist.

Bruce Nauman Studio Manager for the past three decades, Juliet Myers has provided consultation services to artists through her company Art/Artist Care for more than 20 years. She is currently the Adjunct Curator of Public Programs at SITE Santa Fe. In 1990, she cofounded FACT, a non-profit organization that provides arts education to children and teens in New Mexico.

Former Chief Curator of The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Paul Schimmel was recently named Vice President and Partner of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel gallery. His essay Pay Attention appeared in the 1994 Nauman retrospective catalog.


Edited from Press Release

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