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Art Lecture: James Elkins

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The School of Art is proud to announce a public lecture by visiting art historian and critic, Dr. James Elkins, who will present a lecture titled, The Place of Language in Visual Art, at Texas Tech University on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. The lecture will be in English 106. It is free and open to the public.

Elkins is the E. C. Chadbourne Professor and Chair in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is an internationally recognized scholar in the areas of art history, art criticism, photography, visual studies, and more. He has also written twenty-eight books, hundreds of essays and articles, and has spoken at conferences around the world.

Dr. Elkin’s residency at Texas Tech is funded through The Ryla T. and John F. Lott Endowment for Excellence in the Visual Arts. Mr. Lott, a long time supporter of the arts in Lubbock, created this endowment in memory of his first wife, Ryla, to provide greater opportunities to Texas Tech students and faculty by bringing additional cultural opportunities to the department and to the community through visiting artists and scholars, and by presenting symposia and exhibitions.

The English Building is located at 3001 15th Street, towards the south side of the TTU campus, one block east of Flint Avenue. Monday through Friday, visitor parking is available in the small lot adjacent the Art Building or on the Fourth Floor of the Flint Avenue Parking Garage for $1.20 per hour. Parking is also available after 5:30 p.m. in the east end only of Lot R-5 north of English and accessed from 15th Street.

Presented by Landmark Arts in the Texas Tech School of Art. For more information, visit

Additional information about Dr. Elkin's work can be found at