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Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art

Teresita Fernández
Bamboo Cinema, Blind Landscape, and Stacked Waters
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 7 p.m.

Teresita Fernández
Photo by Noboru Morikawa

Teresita Fernández is a contemporary artist based in New York. Her large-scale, sculptural works showcase her interest in perception, and are often inspired by landscape and natural phenomena, as well as diverse historical and cultural references. Fernández's work is included in numerous museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Walker Art Center, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She is the recipient of the MacArthur Foundation's "genius grant," a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant. In 2011, Fernández was appointed by President Obama to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. Her work Nocturnal (Horizon Line) was featured in the museum's 2013 exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art. Fernández discusses three of her installation pieces and the evolution of her work.

The Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art are held in the museum's Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, located at 8th and G Streets, NW. All lectures begin at 7 p.m. Limited space; tickets required. Pick up free tickets beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the museum's G Street Lobby.

Listen to a webcast of Teresita Fernández's talk, which took place September 18, 2013.