Land art

Hartwick Hosts Lecture on ‘Understanding Land Art’

February 27, 2012

** Please note, this lecture has been cancelled. Efforts are underway to schedule a new date. **

Hartwick College will welcome Dr. Nick Capasso for a lecture titled "Understanding Land Art" at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28 in the Anderson Center for the Arts Theater on the College campus. The lecture is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Since the late 1960s, many sculptors have engaged in dialogue with nature and its processes to create monumental works of Land Art. These works have addressed, among other things, ancient architecture, relationships between nature and culture, environmentalism, and the materialism of the art world.

Capasso, Deputy Director of the deCordova Sculpture Park, will discuss the major issues and artists associated with Land Art, from "Earthworks" artists Robert Smithson, Walter deMaria, and Nancy Holt, to contemporary site-specific deCordova projects by Andy Goldsworthy and Alan Sonfist.

The lecture is sponsored by the Hartwick College Department of Art & Art History. For more information, contact Hartwick College Professor of Art History Betsey Ayer at 607-431-4826, or

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable

Contact: Christopher Lott
Phone: 607-431-4030