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Buckminster Fuller Lecture, 1968

Lecture Archive

Including more than 650 lectures from 1952 to the present by visual artists, poets, architects, philosophers, journalists, curators, historians, and choreographers, the Skowhegan Lecture Archive comprises recorded talks delivered by artists and visiting faculty to artists-in-residence during the School's intensive annual summer program in rural Maine. 

The Lecture Archive is a unique resource that reflects the scope and depth of post-war art, especially post-war American art. Individually, these candid, informal talks offer insight into the careers and creative processes of some of the most pioneering artists of our time, and collectively, they form a continuous dialogue on art over the last five decades. The Archive encompasses early recordings by visual artists Ben Shahn (1954, 1955, 1959, 1964) and David Smith (1954, 1956), and more recent talks by Fred Wilson (1995, 2002) and Janine Antoni (1998), as well as discussions with non-visual artists like Buckminster Fuller (1968) and writer bell hooks (1993). Highlights include: five separate lectures by Jacob Lawrence spanning 42 years of his career; a 1967 talk by Ad Reinhardt given just months before his death; a discussion on collaboration between John Cage and Merce Cunningham (1967); Gary Hill addressing time and technology (1996); Vito Acconci on the artist's body in art (1998); and Shirin Neshat on finding the medium (2001). 

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To view our complete holdings or to schedule a visit to the Skowhegan archives, researchers may see here. For questions or more information, please contact Paige Laino at plaino@skowheganart.org