Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture: Scholar Lawrence Weschler

  • Using assemblage artist Edward Kienholz's harrowing 1970 lynching tableau Five Car Stud as a point of departure, New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU director emeritus (and veteran New Yorker staff writer) Lawrence Weschler will explore some of the ways in which race has served as the radioactive core of American history, continually warping the potential for ordinary class-based politics and accounting for all manner of perverse American exceptionalisms--the subject of Weschler's current work-in-progress. This annual series is made possible by the generosity of Clarice Smith.