Barton Lidice Benes Lecture + Panel
- Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 6:00pm
- Cheever Hall, Dean's Gallery - Cheever 217 - view map
Barton Lidice Benes (1942-2012) was a New York-based artist who used a limitless array of media and a flair for wit and sarcasm to document the beauty of celebrity and the everyday. Incorporating materials ranging from the glove that OJ Simpson famously tried to put on his hand in his 1995 trial to a small bird that hit the bay window of Elizabeth Taylor’s house to a piece of Queen Victoria’s birthday cake, Benes embraced the culture of souvenirs—the desire to “have” as a representation of our own desires and whims. His works illustrate the many connections that bind us together and materially link us to our histories and to ourselves.
Barton Lidice Benes: Legacy, Memory, Collection, and Curiosity, will be showcased in the Dean’s Gallery in Cheever Hall from Monday, March 26th thru Friday, April 13th. A lecture by Dean Royce Smith and roundtable discussion with the artist’s brother, Warren Benes, and sister-in-law, Sam Benes, will be hosted on Tuesday, March 27th at 6 pm with the opening reception to follow.
The President's Fine Arts Series is brought to you by the Montana State University Office of the President, the College of Arts & Architecture and the School of Architecture. This year's series Legacy + Art: Celebrating 125 Years of Creativity honors Montana State University's 125 Anniversary and will take place during the month of March.
- College of Arts and Architecture