Fight Censorship: The Achievement of Anita Steckel
Art Historian Talk with Richard Meyer and Rachel Middleman
In conjunction with the exhibition “Legal Gender: The Irreverent Art of Anita Steckel”
Colusa Hall 100A, CSU Chico
Reception to follow @ the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery, Arts & Humanities Building, Room 121
Art Historian Lecture and Reception: “Fight Censorship: The Achievement of Anita Steckel” with Richard Meyer, Stanford University and “Collage as a Feminist Strategy in the Work of Anita Steckel,” with Rachel Middleman, CSU Chico. This public program is in conjunction with the exhibition “Legal Gender: The Irreverent Art of Anita Steckel” at the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery
Richard Meyer is the Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History at Stanford University. His first book, Outlaw Representation: Censorship and Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century American Art, was awarded the Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Outstanding Scholarship from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In 2013, he published What Was Contemporary Art?, a study of the idea of “the contemporary” in early twentieth-century American art, and, with Catherine Lord, Art and Queer Culture, a survey focusing on the dialogue between visual art and non-normative sexualities from 1885 to the present.
Rachel Middleman is Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at CSU Chico and co-curator of the exhibition “Legal Gender: The Irreverent Art of Anita Steckel” on view at the Headley Gallery November 1 – December 14, 2018. Her book Radical Eroticism: Women, Art, and Sex in the 1960s was published earlier this year by University of California Press.