Monthly Virtual Lecture Series: How They Moved, How They Sounded

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Monthly Virtual Lecture Series: How They Moved, How They Sounded

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Jointly hosted by the Barry Art Museum, and the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey: a conversation between Richmond-based artist Elizabeth King and Jeremie Ryder, Guinness Collection Conservator at the Morris Museum.

Ryder has devoted a lifetime to the research and conservation of historical automata and clockwork music machines from around the world. King, whose sculpture and filmmaking have been influenced by her interest in puppets and automata, has just finished a monograph on a sixteenth-century automaton of a friar, in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution, to be published in 2023 by Getty Publications. Together, they will present choice examples of artificial life from the clockwork sphere, and take viewers behind the scenes for a bit of “shop talk” about their work with these unique objects.

This talk is brought to you by ODU’s Office of Community Engagement.