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SDSU Welcomes Acclaimed Visual Arts Pioneer

The event will feature a slideshow presentation of Robert Irwin’s works and an interactive conceptual discussion.
Robert Irwin (b. 1928), Scrim veil—Black rectangle—Natural light, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1977. Cloth, metal, and wood. Overall: 144 × 1368 × 49 in. Whitney Museum of American Art.
Robert Irwin (b. 1928), Scrim veil—Black rectangle—Natural light, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1977. Cloth, metal, and wood. Overall: 144 × 1368 × 49 in. Whitney Museum of American Art.

The San Diego State University School of Art and Design is hosting a free, interactive discussion with installation artist Robert Irwin beginning at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24 in the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.

The event, which is open to both the SDSU community and the public, will feature a slideshow presentation of Irwin’s works and an interactive conceptual discussion of his role in the West Coast’s Light and Space Movement.

“Irwin’s influential works continue to inspire both cognitively and affectively, be it a landscape, a painting or a larger, more complex installation,” said Kotaro Nakamura, Interim Director of the School of Art and Design.

“The event is a unique occasion to gain perspective on an innovative thinker who was key to the establishment of a major movement in the visual arts.”

About Irwin

A celebrated painter and sculptor, Irwin began his work with installations in the late 1960s. He was the first visual artist to receive the MacArthur Foundation’s Fellowship in 1984.

His works have been featured in a number of prestigious collections including the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

More information

Seating for the event is limited, and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Free parking is available in unmarked spaces in the upper level of Parking Structure 5 at the corner of 55th Street and Montezuma Road.

For more information, please contact Cathy Chavez Appel with the School of Art and Design at 619-594-6511, or via e-mail.

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