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Kresge Art Museum curator speaks Thursday

Jan. 6, 2004

KALAMAZOO--April Kingsley, curator of the Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University, is coming to Western Michigan University as a featured lecturer for the School of Art.

Kingsley's slide lecture, "The Roots of Abstract Expressionism," is Thursday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m., in Room 1213 of Sangren Hall. The program is free and open to the public.

Kingsley has taught and lectured since 1973. Besides writing four published books on abstract expressionism, her articles have appeared in such magazines as Artforum, Art International, Art News, Arts, and Fiberarts. She earned a Ph.D. degree from City University of New York, and she is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Art, and Women Shaping Art: Profiles of Power. Before moving to Michigan, she lived in New York City, where she was consulting curator at the Sculpture Center, 1980-87, and curator and coordinator of Centenary Publications at the American Craft Museum, 1993-97.

At the Kresge Art Museum, Kingsley designs and organizes exhibitions, oversees the care and development of the collection, and does collection-based research and publication.

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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