John G. Hanhardt

The next meeting of the Society for Contemporary Art will host an evening with John G. Hanhardt, Curator of Film and Video Art and Head of the Department, has been with the Whitney Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Film. He had also established the Film Department and Film Study Collection at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Mr. Hanhardt received his Master of Arts Degree from New York University’s Department of Cinema Studies in 1970. In 1976, he was the Guest Curator of The American Federation of The Arts touring film exhibition: “A History of the American Avant-Garde Cinema”. In 1982, he was Curator of “Nam June Paik” at the Whitney Museum, the largest retrospective exhibition ever devoted to a single video artist. In 1988, he curated the first museum retrospective of “The Film of Andy Warhol.” Mr. Hanhardt has written and lectured extensively on film and video history and aesthetics. In 1986, he published “Video Culture: A Critical Investigation” and in 1987-88 he taught “The History of Video as an Art Form” at Harvard University. In addition to curating “Yoko Ono: Films” at the Whitney Museum, he has also served as consultant to The National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts.

The Racquet Club
Members – $30

05:30PM – 06:15PM – Reception

06:15PM – 07:30PM – Lecture
Members – $15

07:30PM – 09:00PM – Dining