Dore Ashton to Give Gallery Talk on Early Works of Arshile Gorky

September 25, 2007

Sept. 25, 2007 -- Noted art critic and historian Dore Ashton will give a gallery talk on Arshile Gorky titled “Arshile Gorky: Drawings, The Early Years,” on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 5:30 p.m. in Campbell Hall, room 160.

Ashton, former head of the Department of Art and Architecture at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York and a professor of art at the school now, is an art critic and historian who has written books on numerous 20th-century artists, including Joseph Cornell, Philip Guston, Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell and Mark Rothko.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is in conjunction with the University of Virginia Art Museum’s exhibition of works by Arshile Gorky (1904-47), on display through Oct. 28. The exhibition, “Arshile Gorky: Drawings, The Early Years,” consists of selected works from the late 1920s through the 1930s and features about 15 drawings and one painting — mainly still lifes and figures — from a private collection courtesy of Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, a Los Angeles gallery.

The University of Virginia Art Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. There is no charge for admission. Parking is available along Bayly Drive, off Rugby Road.