WMU News

'Art in an Era of Intolerance'

Sept. 28, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Lynne Munson, deputy chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will speak on "Art in an Era of Intolerance" Friday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University.

Munson's remarks are based on her book, "Exhibitionism: Art in an Era of Intolerance," which examines the impact of postmodern ideas on art making and on art institutions. Her presentation is free and open to the public.

Before coming to NEH in October 2001, Munson was a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, based in Washington, D.C. She was special assistant to NEH chairman Lynne Cheney from 1990 to 1993. Munson is a former member of the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and serves on the advisory council of the Independent Women's Forum. She holds a bachelor's degree in art history from Northwestern University, and her articles on the arts, culture and education have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune and Public Interest.

WMU's School of Art is sponsoring Munson's lecture, which is part of the "Journey of the Spirit: Exploring Beauty" series in the College of Fine Arts. For additional information, contact the School of Art Exhibitions Office at (269) 387-2455.

Media contact: Jackie Ruttinger, 269 387-2455, jacquelyn.ruttinger@wmich.edu

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