September 6, 2007
Richmond Center for Visual Arts, room 2008
Guest Curator James Yood teaches contemporary art history and criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Art History. Active as an art critic and essayist on contemporary art, he is a Chicago correspondent to Artforum and tema celeste and also writes regularly for GLASS magazine, American Craft, Aperture and Art and Auction. Educated at the University of Wisconsin and at the University of Chicago, he has lectured on issues in modern art at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Terra Museum of American Art, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Akron Art Museum, the Museum of Art and design in New York, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Boise Art Museum, the Speed Museum in Louisville, the Mint Museum in Charlotte, and many other venues. Among his books are Spirited Visions: Portraits of Chicago Artists, Gladys Nilsson, Second Sight: Printmedia in Chicago 1935-95. He has also served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts.