Lowery Stokes Sims

Lowery Stokes Sims

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 11:02

whole lotta misbehavin' goin' on: a few recent images that drive me crazy
A lecture by Distinguished Professor Lowery Stokes Sims
Thursday, February 27, 2014 | noon
Contemporary Arts Center Colloquium Room (CAC 3201)

Lowery Stokes Sims is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Art at UC Irvine.  She is also Acting Chief Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design where she has been on staff since 2007.  In 2000 she left the employ of The Metropolitan Museum of Art where she had been an educator and curator to be director and eventual president of the Studio Museum in Harlem.  A specialist in modern and contemporary art she is known for her particular expertise in the work of African, Latino, Native and Asian American artists.  She has published extensively and her research on the work of the Afro-Cuban Chinese Surrealist artist Wifredo Lam was published by the University of Texas Press in 2002.  Sims has lectured nationally and internationally and guest curated numerous exhibitions.  Sims received her Ph.D. in Art History in 1995 from the Graduate School of the City University of New York.  She has received honorary degrees from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Moore College of Art and Design, Parsons School of Design at the New School University, the Atlanta College of Art, the College of New Rochelle, and Brown University.  Sims is engaged in issues that capture her interest in the realm of art, craft and design.