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Renowned curator Larry Rinder shares thoughts on contemporary art

Curator Larry Rinders lectures on contemporary art, April 5

Photo courtesy of Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

March 10, 2005

TEMPE, Ariz. - Larry Rinder, a contemporary art curator and educator who pushes the boundaries of cultural possibility, is the guest speaker at ASU's 12 th Annual Elaine Horwitch Lecture in Contemporary American Art Criticism - in memory of the distinguished art gallery owner and collector.  

Rinder's free lecture "Look Again: Some Thoughts on Contemporary Art Criticism" is April 5, 7:30 p.m., in Lattie F. Coor Hall, room 170. A post-lecture reception with Rinder immediately follows in the ASU Art Museum. The lecture is organized by the Herberger College School of Art.

Rinder is dean of Graduate Studies at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and an adjunct curator for the Whitney Museum of American Art.   He was chief curator of the 2002 Whitney Biennial, served as an advisor on the 1991 and 1993 Biennials and was one of six curators of the 2000 Biennial.

Prior to his position at the Whitney, Rinder was founding director of the California College of the Arts Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts and organized several groundbreaking exhibitions including "Searchlight: Consciousness at the Millennium" (1999) and "Fabrice Hybert: At Your Own Risk" (1999). From 1988 to 1998, he worked at the Berkeley Art Museum (BAM) where he was curator of 20th-century art and the museum's MATRIX program of contemporary art exhibitions. Among the many exhibitions he organized for BAM are "Louise Bourgeois: Drawings" (1996), "In a Different Light" (1995) and "Andrea Fraser: Aren't They Lovely?" (1992).

Rinder received a B.A. in art from Reed College and an M.A. in art history from Hunter College. He has held teaching positions at UC Berkeley and Deep Springs College.

For more information about the lecture, call 480-965-8562. To learn more about the Herberger College School of Art, visit .

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