Don’t go to see “BRUCE CONNER: FOREVER AND EVER” expecting to see just one medium. Connor (1933-2008) practically used them all: drawing, film, assemblage, painting, photography, printmaking and collage. Thanks to a recent gift, the Speed now has 21 of his lithographs in its permanent collection. Connor lived in San Francisco where he was part of the city’s Beat community. A friend of actor Dennis Hopper, his show includes art that he, at one time, wanted to attribute to his friend. Alan Golding, professor of English at UofL, will discuss “Art and the Beat Generation” on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 11:30 a.m. Bruce Jenkins is presenting a selection of Conner’s films on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. And on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m., there will be a gallery talk by Curator of Contemporary Art Miranda Lash and Curator of Film Dean Otto. “BRUCE CONNER: FOREVER AND EVER” is a collaboration between the two departments.


Speed Art Museum
General admission: $12
2035 S. Third St.

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Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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