Hamilton College Professor of Art Steve Goldberg will present "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Ukiyo-e and Pop Art" as part of the Roehrick Lecture Series. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is Thursday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Kirkland Art Center in Clinton. This event is in conjunction with the Emerson Gallery exhibition "Inside the Floating World: Japanese Prints from the Lenoir C. Wright Collection."
The William Roehrick Emerson Gallery Lecture Fund was established in 1988 in honor of William G. Roehrick, Class of 1934, to support annual lectures by distinguished scholars in the fine arts.
Goldberg will also conduct an informal guided tour of the exhibition Friday, October 29, Friday 3-4 p.m. at the Emerson Gallery.
Goldberg specializes in the history of Chinese art. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Since the early 90s, he has participated as instructor and director of numerous summer institutes and region conferences of the Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP), a joint program of the University of Hawai'i and the East-West Center that was initiated to infuse Asian content and perspectives into the core curriculum at U.S. colleges and universities.
He has published numerous articles and chapters in books on Chinese art and philosophy, with a particular interest in Chinese calligraphy. Publications include "The Primacy of Gesture: Phenomenology and the Art of Chinese Calligraphy," in Metamorphosis, (2004); "Philosophical Reflection and Visual Art in Traditional China," in Teaching Texts and Contexts: The Art of Infusing Asian Philosophies and Religions, (SUNY Press, 2004); and "Recognition of the True Self: Zen Buddhism and Bokuseki Calligraphy," in Zen no Sho: The Calligraphy of Fukushima Keido Roshi (Santa Fe: Clear Light Publishers, 2003).