OU Art Museum video chat series features James Rosenquist

Artist is a central figure of pop art in New York.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: April 4, 2012
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— University of Oklahoma students and the public are invited to interact with American artist James Rosenquist via live video chat at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. The second of its kind in the new series, “30 Minutes With,” the chat begins with a 30-minute talk by OU art professor Susan Caldwell at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the museum, followed by the live chat with Rosenquist.

“Through this new series, visitors are given a unique opportunity to talk directly with major current artists,” said Ghislain d'Humieres, director of the art museum, in a news release.

Rosenquist was born in North Dakota in 1933 but grew up in Minnesota. While studying at the University of Minnesota, he spent his summers painting signs and billboards. These experiences heavily influenced his pop style as an artist. In 1955, Rosenquist moved to New York, where he studied at the Art Students League.

The new series is held in the museum's Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium and is free.

The museum's website is www.ou.edu/fjjma.


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