JOHN V. MAČIUIKA LECTURE
RESONANT PATTERNS: The Art of Kazys Varnelis in the Context of Bauhaus Modernism
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 6.30PM
Organized by: Gintarė Bukauskas, Lithuanian-American Community
We are pleased to invite you to the lecture, Resonant Patterns: The Art of Kazys Varnelis in the Context of Bauhaus Modernism presented by John V. Mačiuika.
This year we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the birth of Kazys Varnelis.
In May we celebrated with a museum curator of Kazys’ home museum, Gabriele Paškevičiūte and the painter’s son, Kazys Varnelis Jr. A slideshow of the painter’s life, his creative works and his collection of art were presented later in the evening.
In early July the Lithuanian National Art Gallery opened with the exhibit Optika ir Strukturos (Optics and Structure) dedicated to Kazys Varnelis’ work and followed by a lecture by professor John Mačiuika, Resonant Patterns: The Art of Kazys Varnelis in the Context of Bauhaus Modernism.
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John V. Mačiuika specializes in the history of modern architecture and design. He teaches courses in the history of art, architecture, urbanism, the decorative arts, and design at the City University of New York’s Baruch College and at the CUNY Graduate Center. His research interests include the relationship between architecture and cultural identity; shifting narratives of the “modern” over time in architecture and design; the sociology of the design professions; and the cultural politics of architecture in particular national settings. Professor Maciuika is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome (2015), a Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2002) and the recipient of a generous residential fellowship from the DAAD/German Academic Exchange Service. He delivered an earlier version of this lecture in Vilnius at the National Gallery of Modern Art in July 2017.
More information about Kazys Varnelis you can find in following links:
lituanus.org / lnm.lt / muziejai.lt / FB