The UNM Art Museum proudly presents a Lecture and Book Signing by
Bill Gilbert, Lannan Chair and Senior Associate Dean of the UNM College of Fine Arts on Tuesday, November 10 at 5:30PM at the UNM Art Museum.
Following the lecture, Bill Gilbert will sign copies of his new book
Land Arts of the American West, (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009) co-authored with Chris Taylor.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Please join us!
Bill Gilbert began teaching sculpture at UNM in the Dept. of Art and Art History in 1987. The Land Arts of the American West Program, an interdisciplinary, field based studio curriculum was conceived by Gilbert in his interest to redefine the very nature of how students are educated in the visual arts. In 2000 along with Professor Emeritus John Wenger and a dozen eager students, Gilbert initiated the first Land Arts trip which covered five states and some 8,000 miles. He later collaborated with Chris Taylor from The University of Texas at Austin. Professor Gilbert will discuss this "experiment" in pedagogy, as he calls it, and how this has both affected and intersected with his work as an artist and a teacher.
Image Right | Bill Gilbert, "For John Wesley Powell, Attempts to Walk the Grid, September 7, 2006," digital print, 2009