Martínez Celaya to present final lectures
EMC Martinez Celaya to present final lectures
University of Nebraska Visiting Presidential Professor Enrique Martínez Celaya, an internationally renowned artist, sculptor and writer, will participate in two public events during his final in-residence trip to Nebraska April 19-23. NU President James B. Milliken appointed Martinez Celaya to a three-year term as Presidential Professor in 2007. His role as a public scholar has included lectures, interactions and critiques with students and faculty, and internships for NU students in his studios in Florida and California.

On April 19, Martínez Celaya will join Daniel Siedell, assistant professor of art and art history at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, for conversation at Kaneko, 1111 Jones St. in Omaha. The two will discuss art, literature, philosophy and community, and the audience will be invited to join the conversation. Siedell is the former curator of the Sheldon Museum of Art who first acquired Martinez Celaya's work for the University. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. RSVP is requested but not required; to RSVP or for more information, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

On April 21, Martínez Celaya will deliver his final public lecture as Presidential Professor. His lecture, "On Painting," is at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th and R streets in Lincoln. It will offer an in-depth analysis of the structure and nature of painting. The event is free and open to the public, and reservations are not required. For questions, call (402) 472-7121.

During his Nebraska visit, Martínez Celaya also will participate in various events with members of the university and Nebraska communities, including a critique session with University of Nebraska-Lincoln art students and a tour of the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney.

Martínez Celaya's Nebraska lectures will be included in a forthcoming publication from the University of Nebraska Press titled "Collected Writings and Interviews: 1990-2010," to be released in November 2010.

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