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Profs & Pints Matinee: The Art of Marcel Duchamp
The Bier Baron Tavern
Washington, DC
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Profs & Pints Matinee: The Art of Marcel Duchamp
Profs and Pints presents, The Art of Marcel Duchamp, with Lisa Lipinski, assistant professor of art history at the George Washington Universitys Corcoran School of the Arts and Design and teacher of a graduate art history seminar on Duchamp and his legacy there.
The French artist Marcel Duchamp is considered to be one of the most important artists of the 20th century, leaving his mark on contemporary art and the institution of art itself as he sought to put art back in the service of the mind. Come hear an exploration of Duchamps career and his legacy, which will look at how he thought deeply about art and aesthetics. Youll walk away distinctly prepared to take in the Hirshhorn Museum of Arts current exhibition Marcel Duchamp: The Barbara and Aaron Levine Collection.
Duchamp focused the fundamental question of what art is, as well as the role of the art spectator, setting him apart from those who had focused on how art is made and on the genius of the artist. In 1913, he wondered: Can one make works which are not works of art? It was a typical Duchampian question, both serious and playful, revealing his delight in contradiction.
Four years later, Duchamp attempted to exhibit a mens urinal with the title Fountain in an art exhibition which was organized by the newly established Society of Independent Artists in New York. Was this ordinary piece of plumbing a work that was not a work of art? For the artists on the organizing committee, the answer was yes, and they rejected it for reasons which may seem obvious today. Fountain is the most iconic readymadeDuchamps term for a piece made from an ordinary, found objectand the original was lost before ever being publicly exhibited.
This talk will leave you with much more knowledge and appreciation of the Duchamp works that remain accessible for our enjoyment.. (Advance tickets: $12. Doors: $15, save $2 with a student ID. Listed time is for doors. Talk starts 30 minutes later. Please allow yourself time to place any orders and get seated and settled in.)


The Bier Baron Tavern (View)
1523 22nd St NW
Washington, DC 20037
United States


Arts > Visual
Education > Classes

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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