INSIGHTS: The UNM Art Museum Distinguished Lecture Series
Wednesday, April 22, 5:30 pm
Portals of Perception
a lecture by MaLin Wilson-Powell
Lecture can be streamed live here.
In “Portals of Perception” MaLin will examine the ways the physical properties of Jonson’s art works engage and play with our haptic and phonic senses.
Active in the art world since 1972, MaLin Wilson-Powell is an art writer, curator, editor, and lecturer whose career has alternated between independent projects and curatorial work. Her appointments have included Curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe; assistant to Beaumont Newhall; and, Director, Jonson Gallery of the University of New Mexico Art Museum. After serving for 5 years as the first Curator of Art after 1945 at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, she returned to her Santa Fe home in 2004.
A contributing editor to numerous art publications, she has written dozens of scholarly essays, published 25 museum catalogues, and more than 350 articles in magazines and newspapers, as well as writing for such national publications as ARTFORUM, Art issues., the Los Angeles Times, and Metalsmith. From 1992-1999 and 2010-2012, she wrote an art criticism column for the Albuquerque Journal Santa Fe section, for which she won a national award for art criticism in 1994. She currently writes essays for artists’ monographs and guest curates exhibitions including a major traveling exhibition Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and the West, opening at the Harwood Museum of Art May 21, 2016.
Funding for this lecture series is generously provided in part by the Department of Art and Art History and by the Allene H. and Walter P. Kleweno Lecture Series Fund.