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NY Art Critic Discusses “Catholic Imagination in Contemporary Art”

Heartney’s Appearance In Connection 100 Artists See God Exhibition at Cheekwood Museum
heartney.jpgBelmont University announces an upcoming event in connection with the 100 Artists See God exhibition at Nashville’s Cheekwood Museum of Art. On March 16 at 7 p.m. in the Maddox Grand Atrium, Eleanor Heartney will present a slide lecture entitled “Postmodern Heretics: The Catholic Imagination in Contemporary Art.” Heartney is a New York-based art critic and writer on cultural issues. She is a contributing editor to Art in America and Artpress and has written extensively on contemporary art issues for various publications including Artnews, Art and Auction, The New Art Examiner, the Washington Post and The New York Times.


In addition, she has written books including a collection of essays, Critical Condition: American Culture at the Crossroads, published in 1997 by Cambridge University Press; Postmodernism, published in 2001 by Tate Gallery Publishers; and Postmodern Heretics: The Catholic Imagination in Contemporary Art, published by Midmarch Arts Press in 2004.
Heartney’s lecture is part of a series organized to accompany the Cheekwood exhibition and the Theology & the Arts course taught jointly this semester by Vanderbilt, Belmont and Lipscomb faculty.
Heartney’s Belmont appearance is hosted by Belmont University Department of Art.

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