Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas
detail: A Book of Nine Februarys by Scott D. Jost

Conversation XV: Dust

2013-2014 KU Common Work of Art

August 3 - December 15, 2013 | 20/21 Gallery Conversation Wall

In conjunction with KU’s selection of The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan as its common book for the 2013-14 academic year, the Spencer Museum of Art has selected a series of objects that chronicle the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, its aftermath, and memory.


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9.26.13
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Gallery Talk: Dust
10:00 – 11:00 AM / Spencer Museum of Art
Kate Meyer, who curated this exhibition by pulling together works of art documenting the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, will lead this in-gallery discussion. This popular series of informal gallery talks is designed for senior citizens but open to everyone.
10.2.13
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Lecture: Art and the Dust Bowl with Kate Meyer
5:30 – 6:30 PM / Spencer Museum of Art, 309 Auditorium, Gallery 405
Kate Meyer, curator of the "Conversation XV: Dust" exhibition discusses art from and about the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, including works that chronicle that period, its aftermath, and memory. (This gallery talk, open to the public at large, is a qualifying event for Arts Engagement students.)
11.13.13
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Lecture: Conversation with Artist Scott Jost
5:00 – 6:00 PM / Spencer Museum of Art, 309 Auditorium
Scott Jost, associate professor of art at Bridgewater College in Virginia, visits KU for a public discussion. A major work by Jost features in this year’s "Dust" exhibition in conjunction with KU’s Common Book, "The Worst Hard Time" by Timothy Egan. Based on Jost’s personal experience of a dust storm near Salina, “A Book of Nine Februarys” (1994-1995) chronicles his effort to remember that storm and to contemplate the legacy of other droughts and dust storms in the Great Plains region. For further information regarding this work of art and KU’s Common Book, visit www.spencerart.ku.edu/exhibitions/dust.shtml. This program, open to the public at large, is a qualifying event in Visual Art for Arts Engagement students.

Sponsored By: Office of First-Year Experience, Spencer Museum of Art


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