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Department of Visual Arts Welcomes New Art History Faculty Assistant Professor Christopher Bennett

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Fletcher Hall Art Gallery: Allan Jones, Mentor/Painter

WHERE:  The College of the Arts, Fletcher Hall Gallery, Rm 207

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Pulse Lecture: Artist Marilyn Lysohir

Please join us for our next, and last, Pulse event of the semester this Wed., the 11th, from 430-6 pm, in Fletcher 1

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ARTStravaganza is an event organized by the Department of Visual Arts at UL Lafayette.

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Christopher Bennett received a MA and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Michigan and B.A. in Art History/Art from the University of Georgia.

Christopher's studies principally focus on European, American, and Global art since 1945 including, especially, the artists associated with Italian “Arte Povera” group and postwar Italy; new research and teaching looks into trajectories in American art over the last six- to seven decades including art and the Civil Rights Movement, Minimalism and its legacy and later retentions/transformations, the situation of women in the arts, recent art in China, and critical deployments of new media.

Professor Bennett has taught in the past at the University of Southern California, the University of Delaware, and the University of Georgia and has published writings in October, Artforum, and Art Journal. He has also been involved in curating and writing material for art exhibitions, both more local and international, including co-curating a full-scale exhibition of the work of Alighiero Boetti at the UCLA Fowler Museum in Los Angeles in 2012 and offering essays for exhibitions of Pino Pascali and Marisa Merz in London and Rome respectively. He has received prestigious fellowships from the American Academy in Rome, the Getty Research Institute, and the Lemmermann Foundation. Within the last year he presented research at two international conferences at the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) in New York and the American Academy in Rome; he is now seeing a number of articles through to publication and continuing work on a larger book project on Arte Povera.