Artist Fred Wilson to speak on April 26

Fred Wilson

Conceptual artist Fred Wilson will speak on the topic "Revealing the Frame: Museums on College Campuses," Thursday, April 26, from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at the UCSC Media Theater. His lecture is part of the 2007 Visiting Artist Series, presented by the Center for Art and Visual Studies' "Museum Without Walls" project (see Currents story. Admission is free and open to the public.

Wilson is an internationally recognized artist who is known for his installations that manipulate display strategies and collections to draw attention to biased ideologies embedded in the practices of museums and other cultural institutions. He has an extensive exhibition record, which includes his landmark "Mining the Museum" exhibit at the Baltimore Historical Society, and "Objects and Installations" at the Berkeley Art Museum and Film Archive.

Wilson represented the United States at Biennial Cairo in 1992 and the Venice Biennale in 2003. A featured artist on the PBS series Art: 21, he has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. Wilson also received a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant in 1999 and the Larry Aldrich Foundation Award in 2003.

For more information, contact:, (831) 459-3606, or go to the Sesnon Gallery web site.