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Frist featured artist Marilyn Murphy lectures Sept. 20

Marilyn Murphy, professor of painting and drawing at Vanderbilt University, currently has a retrospective of her paintings, drawings and prints on exhibition at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville. She will discuss her work at 7 p.m., Sept. 20, in APSUs Trahern Building, room 401.
Marilyn Murphy, professor of painting and drawing at Vanderbilt University, currently has a retrospective of her paintings, drawings and prints on exhibition at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville. She will discuss her work at 7 p.m., Sept. 20, in APSU's Trahern Building, room 401.

Murphy, whose 25-year career is being marked with the Frist exhibit, “Suspended Animation: Works by Marilyn Murphy,” began teaching at Vanderbilt in 1980 and chaired the department of art and art history from 1997-99. In the catalog essay for the Frist show, art critic Lucy R. Lippard writes that Murphy is “a quintessential American painter, not corny like Benton, not as stylized and outraged as Ben Shahn, not as silent as Edward Hopper, not as distant as Georgia O'Keeffe.”

A native of Tulsa, Okla., Murphy received her M.F.A. from the University of Oklahoma in 1978 after pursuing a painting career in New York. Her bachelor's is from Oklahoma State University.

The event, which is sponsored by Austin Peay's Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is free and open to the public.
—Rebecca Mackey