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Uploaded on Feb 9, 2011
David Getsy, presenting his paper " Open Seating: Scott Burton, Performance Art, Public Art, and the 1970s " on January 29, 2011 at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.
His presentation was part of the scholarly symposium "Addressing (and Redressing) the Silence: New Scholarship in Sexuality and American Art" which presented papers from 11 scholars in the fields of art, art history, performance art, and social history. This symposium was presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture."
David Getsy is a Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Associate Professor and director of undergraduate programs for the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is also the author of Rodin: Sex and the Making of Modern Sculpture and Body Doubles: Sculpture in Britain, 1877--1905.