Members Preview – Size Matters

Event Type Exhibitions, Member Events & Activities
Date calendar  Friday, September 15, 2017
Time clock  6:00pm - 8:00pm (2h)
Location FIA Theater

Guest Lecturer, Michael Farrell

If a painting is big and fills your vision, how does that affect you? Is it overwhelming or immersive? If it’s small and it draws you in to look closer, what does that do? Does it make you feel larger or is it slightly off-putting? In his lecture, Professor Michael Farrell will discuss the issue of scale and how artists utilize the largeness or smallness of a work of art. 

Professor Farrell believes that there is a profound difference between looking and seeing. Since 1968, he has been a professor of art history and founder of the Honors Art History Program at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He has also taught for Central Michigan University and the College for Creative Studies, and has served as adjunct education curator at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Historical Museum. He has lectured at the Chatham Cultural Center, Chatham, Ontario; the Art Gallery of Windsor; the Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma; both the Birmingham and Montgomery Museums of Art in Alabama; the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Staten Island Institute of Arts, among others. Professor Farrell has conducted tours of Europe and the United States since 1974. He has also lectured for the Radisson Diamond University of the Sea.

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