U.Va. Art Museum Hosts Lunchtime Talk by Photographer William Wylie on March 15

March 03, 2011

March 3, 2011 — Adjunct curator William Wylie will give a Lunchtime Talk on the University of Virginia Art Museum's exhibition, "Southern Views/Southern Photographers" on March 15, from noon to 1 p.m.

Wylie will discuss contemporary Southern photography showcased in the exhibition, including works by Shelby Lee Adams, William Christenberry, Emmett Gowin and Sally Mann. Wylie will focus on how these photographers use diverse aesthetic approaches to respond to the complexity of the history and current experience of life in the South. "Southern Views/Southern Photographers" is on view at the museum through June 5.

Wylie is associate professor in the studio art department in U.Va.'s College of Arts & Sciences, and the adjunct curator of photography for the U.Va. Art Museum. He received his master of fine arts degree from University of Michigan and has taught at Colorado State University, where he was recognized for his outstanding teaching.

In 2005, he was a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in the Creative Arts for photography. His work is featured in solo and group exhibitions across the U.S. and is also held in the permanent collections of numerous institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Denver Art Museum. Wylie has three publications devoted to his photography, most recently "Carrara" in 2009.

The museum's Lunchtime Talks are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. These lectures offer the opportunity to join curators and faculty as they explore topics related to museum collections and exhibitions.

The talks are free and open to the public. For information, call 434-243-2050 or e-mail museumoutreach@virginia.edu. The museum is located at 155 Rugby Road, one block from the Rotunda.

— By Jane Ford

Media Contact

Jane Ford

Senior News Officer U.Va. Media Relations