Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture: Sebastian Smee

  • Sebastian Smee is the art critic at The Boston Globe and won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2011. He is the author of six books and has written for numerous international publications, including The Guardian, The New York Times, and The Sydney Morning Herald. In this lecture Smee discusses what it means to be “in the dark,” referencing art that makes use of shadow and darkness. He also presents his thoughts on how museum architecture can influence an art viewing experience, contrasting museums built to illuminate their collections and those that seek to cultivate an aura of uncertainty and mystery.