Venue: McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford main campus. Please RSVP.
Description: In keeping with President Hennessy's stated mission to have Stanford “create an environment for the arts that has no boundaries, that is open and accessible to all,” the Haas Center is delighted to host Rick Lowe, who will give the Haas Distinguished Visitor Lecture on Public Service and the University, "Redefining Art in the Social Context."
Speaker: Rick Lowe is a Houston-based artist, whose Project Row Houses is considered an important example of social-practice art. Further community projects include the Watts House Project in Los Angeles, the Borough Project in Charleston, SC (with Suzanne Lacy and Mary Jane Jacobs), the Delray Beach Cultural Loop in Florida, and the Anyang Public Art Program 2010 in Anyang, Korea. President Barack Obama appointed Mr. Lowe to the National Council on the Arts in 2013, and he was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2014. His work has appeared in: Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Museum of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles; Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York; Phoenix Art Museum; Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju, Korea; the Kumamoto State Museum, Kumamoto, Japan; and the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Mr. Lowe’s honors include the Rudy Bruner Awards in Urban Excellence, the AIA Keystone Award, the Heinz Award in the arts and humanities, the Skowhegan Governor’s Award, the Skandalaris Award for Art/Architecture, and a U.S. Artists Booth Fellowship. He has served as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University, a Mel King Fellow at MIT, and an Auburn University Breedan Scholar.