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Popular art critic to speak at APSU

A popular art critic recognized nationally for his work will present a talk near the end of March at Austin Peay State University.

Peter Schjeldahl, head art critic for The New Yorker and the 2008 recipient of the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing, will speak at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 30 in the Gentry Auditorium, located in the Kimbrough Building. The title of his presentation is Looking, Thinking and Writing About Art.

The presentation is free and open to the public.
A popular art critic recognized nationally for his work will present a talk near the end of March at Austin Peay State University.

Peter Schjeldahl, head art critic for The New Yorker and the 2008 recipient of the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing, will speak at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 30 in the Gentry Auditorium, located in the Kimbrough Building. The title of his presentation is “Looking, Thinking and Writing About Art.”

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Schjeldahl has been the art critic of The New Yorker since 1998. Prior to that, he was a regular art critic for The New York Times, The Village Voice, ARTnews and 7 Days.

In May 2008, his book, titled “Let's See: Writings on Art from The New Yorker,” was published by Thames & Hudson. Schjeldahl also published five books of poetry between 1967 and 1981.

He has taught at Harvard University and has received a Guggenheim fellowship and the Frank Jewett Mather Award for excellence in art criticism from the College Art Association.

For more information about Schjeldahl's upcoming lecture, contact the APSU Department of Art, (931) 221-7333. -- Melony Shemberger