A whole string of interesting lectures are being given this Tuesday, and some astute scheduling will allow you to attend more than one of them.
TCU art history professor Mark Thistlethwaite continues his lecture series American Art’s Changing Modes and Contexts at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This week he takes Panel No. 59 from Jacob Lawrence’s Migration series as his subject. The panel is known by its caption, “In the North, they [the Negro] had freedom to vote.” It depicts a registration table and a line of voters waiting at the booth. Given the recent presidential election, the subject seems particularly resonant.
Later in the afternoon, the Modern holds two lectures. Graduate student Neal Paustian’s Engulfed in Light compares the works of Dan Flavin and Mark Rothko, while art collector Howard Rachofsky discusses his work collecting works of contemporary art since the 1970s.
Finally, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary welcomes Hebrew University professor Amnon Ben-Tor, who will discuss the thorny business of conducting archeological work in an unstable Middle East in Archaeology (Hazor) — Bible — Politics: the Unholy Trinity. His talk concludes the series of Dead Sea Scrolls lectures that the seminary has been hosting since July.