Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Southampton Library Classroom 201
Charles A. Riley II, Director, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor
Drawing on the experience of curating a permanent Rodin installation at a huge private museum in Taiwan, Dr. Riley will focus on the mysterious power the sculptor has exerted upon Asian aesthetics for the past century.
Charles A. Riley II is the author of more than twenty books on the arts, as well as hundreds of features, news articles, exhibition catalogue essays, and reviews published in national and international magazines. He has presented exhibitions devoted to Picasso, Surrealism and contemporary art. His most recent book, Free as Gods: How the Jazz Age Reinvented Modernism, is the basis of his current exhibition, Anything Goes: The Jazz Age, on view through July 8 at the Nassau County Museum of Art. He is a former reporter for Fortune magazine and former editor-in-chief of WE magazine, and has participated in cultural policy and educational think tanks internationally. A graduate (summa cum laude) of Princeton University, he received his Ph.D. from The CUNY Graduate Center. He resides in Manhattan and Cutchogue, New York.
Made possible by support from the John H. Marburger III Fund of Stony Brook University