Holland Cotter on Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Mali, and Senegal

Thursday 14 March, 2013
7pm, $0

School of Visual Arts Theatre
333 West 23 Street

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School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents a lecture by Holland Cotter, the Pulitzer Prize-winning co-chief art critic forThe New York Times, on Thursday, March 14, 2013. He will discuss writing about his 2011 travels to Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Mali and Senegal.

The program will be held at the SVA Theatre, located at 333 West 23 Street in Manhattan. Presented under the auspices of the MFA Art Criticism and Writing lecture series, it is free and open to the public.

According to a slide show on The New York Times website, “Holland Cotter has been in love with the African cultures since he first encountered them in college in the 1960s. And for much of his life, he has longed in particular to see two holy cities in Ethiopia: Aksum, the country's center of Orthodox Christianity, and Lalibela, a town of extraordinary churches carved from volcanic rock in the 13th century. He finally made the trip, and experienced in both places--especially Lalibela--the awe and sense of wonder that define a successful pilgrimage.”

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

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