MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO AND UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS PRESENT 2018 RUSSELL LECTURE FEATURING ARTIST ZACKARY DRUCKER

 
 
Friday, Nov 02, 2018 - 10:18 am

San Diego, CA—On Wednesday, November 14, at 7 PM, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) Department of Visual Arts will present the annual Russell Lecture at the Price Center Theater at UC San Diego. This year’s featured speaker is acclaimed LA-based multimedia artist Zackary Drucker.

Known for her large-scale photographs that break down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing, Drucker has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, and SFMoMA, among others.

The Museum holds several photographs by the artist in its permanent collection, including a selection of works from the Relationship series (2008–2013). Drucker is an Emmy-nominated producer for the docuseries “This Is Me,” as well as a producer on the Golden Globe and Emmy-winning television series “Transparent.”

The Price Center Theater is located at UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093. For high-resolution images or interviews, please contact Communications & Marketing Manager Leah Straub at 858 454 3541 x119 or lstraub@mcasd.org.

For many years, MCASD and UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts have partnered to bring contemporary artists to the city through the annual Russell Lecture program. The Russell Foundation was established in the will of Betty Russell, one of MCASD's founding docents and a long-time supporter of the University. She specified that funds from the foundation should help "foster the appreciation and study of the modern visual arts and creativity of young artists" through support for the Museum and the University. Past Russell Lecture speakers have included Miguel Calderón (2017), Andrea Bowers (2016), Judith Barry (2015), Tacita Dean (2014), Byron Kim (2013), Tania Bruguera (2012), and Isaac Julien (2011).

Tickets to the lecture are now on sale at www.mcasd.org and can also be purchased at MCASD’s front desk during regular gallery hours. Tickets are available at a limited capacity and are offered on a first come, first served basis. This event is expected to sell out. The Russell Lecture is free for MCASD Members and UC San Diego faculty, students, and staff. Tickets are $15 for general admission, and $5 for seniors and non-UC San Diego students.

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD)

Founded in 1941, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is the preeminent contemporary visual arts institution in San Diego County. The Museum's collection includes more than 4,700 works of art created since 1950. In addition to presenting exhibitions by international contemporary artists, the Museum serves thousands of children and adults annually at its varied education programs, and offers a rich program of film, performance, and lectures. MCASD is a private, nonprofit organization, with 501c3 tax-exempt status; it is supported by generous contributions and grants from MCASD Members and other individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Kathryn Kanjo is The David C. Copley Director and CEO at MCASD.

Institutional support for MCASD is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

WWW.MCASD.ORG

UNIVERISTY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

The University of California, San Diego Visual Arts Department is intentionally and uniquely situated as a multidisciplinary arts program housed in one of the nation’s top institutions for higher education and research. Founded in 1967 by some of the country’s leading conceptual artists—David and Eleanor Antin, Helen Mayer & Newton Harrison, Allan Kaprow, Manny Farber, and Harold Cohen—the department offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Master of Arts (M.A.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degrees. The Visual Arts Department is founded on the distinctive premise that the production of art, and historical and theoretical reflection upon art, are most effectively pursued within a single discursive community. It is an innovative space that encourages students to reach across media-specific boundaries into new forms of art making.

VISARTS.UCSD.EDU

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