Russell Lecture: Tacita Dean

Thursday, Nov 06, 2014 - 7:00 PM

5-5:45 PM > Sherwood Auditorium > Screening of Tacita Dean's film Kodak (2006)

6 PM Reception > Axline Court > Contributor level Members & above and UCSD guests

7 PM Lecture > Sherwood Auditorium

MCASD and the University of California, San Diego have long collaborated to bring internationally acclaimed artists to San Diego through the annual Russell Lecture program. Established by one of MCASD’s founding docents and longtime UCSD supporter, Betty Russell, this year’s lecture features Tacita Dean, British Artist, who currently lives and works in Berlin and is known for her films, cinematic drawings and paintings evoking time and memory with fictional and historical narratives that raise possible chance encounters.

Join us for a screening of Tacita Dean's 16mm color and black-and-white film Kodak (2006). Upon discovering that the Kodak factory in Chalon-sur-Saône, France was closing its film production facility, Dean obtained permission to document the manufacture of film at the factory, where cameras had never before been allowed.

Contributor Level Members and above are invited to join us for a special reception preceding the lecture at 6 PM, featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by The French Gourmet. RSVP for the reception to 858 454 3541 x143 or

This program is free for Members, UCSD students and faculty; $5 non-UCSD students; $15 general admission