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Bruce Bernstein to give public lecture on Pueblo paintings at Tuesday Soirée

Visiting professor Bruce Bernstein, Ph.D., will give a public lecture at University of Oklahoma School of Visual Arts’ March 27th Tuesday Soirée. This lecture, titled “Pueblo Painting Ethno-genesis: Pueblo Life and Aesthetics and Development of a New American Art Form,” is being held in conjunction with the exhibition Generations: The Art of Tonita Peña and Joe Herrera, currently on display at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

The lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. in room 205 of the Fred Jones Center, 520 Parrington Oval. Admission is complimentary.

During his lecture, Bernstein will present new, innovative and original research on this art form, which he has been pursuing with Pueblo community members for 25 years. His intention is to demonstrate the indigenous meanings of the paintings and generate appreciation for their beauty and importance within Pueblo communities.

Bernstein states, “Pueblo painting is a little-known American art form. Dr. Jackson Rushing’s exhibition is an important contribution, and the lecture is intended to expand on it, presenting further background and context.”