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Art and the brain to be talk topic

February 23, 2013
Kathryn Price, Williams College Museum of Art
Kathryn Price

"Landscapes of the Mind: Contemporary Artists Contemplate the Brain" is the title of a talk to be given by Kathryn Price, curator of special projects at the Williams College Museum of Art, on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Free and open to the public, the talk will begin at 7 p.m. in Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall. Price was juror of the 2013 Skidmore Student Art Exhibition.

At the WCMA Price oversees the curatorial department, managing exhibitions, publications, and collections. A graduate of the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, her areas of interest include 19th-century American and European art as well as modern and contemporary art. Recently she served as managing editor for several award-winning publications, including Sol LeWitt: The Well-Tempered Grid and Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987 (co-organized with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art).

Price has curated exhibitions at WCMA such as the recently opened Picture: Literature, Alec Soth: NIAGARA, and William Morris Hunt: A Strong Impression. She is planning to bring Now Dig This! Art & Black Los Angeles, 1960–1980 (organized by the Hammer Museum and currently on view at MoMA PS1) to WCMA this summer and is curating a concurrent exhibition on Los Angeles artists.

The WCMA exhibition Landscapes of the Mind: Contemporary Artists Contemplate the Brain includes work by artists Susan Aldworth, Andrew Carnie, Jessica Rankin, and Katy Schimert. The objects on view visualize the internal processes of the brain such as memory, thought, and perception using a variety of media, including etching, embroidery, sculpture, and an installation of neuron projections. Price and Professor of Psychology Betty Zimmerberg co-curated Landscapes of the Mind, an exhibition that underscores the WCMA’s commitment to multidisciplinary approaches to looking and thinking about art.

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