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Jarvis Stewart Lectures: Peter Kalb Speaks on Art and New York in the 1920's

December 1, 2004

DELAWARE, OHIO -- Dr. Peter R. Kalb, assistant professor of art history at Ursinus College, Pennsylvania, will present an illustrated lecture entitled "New York in the 1920's: Making Meaning through Art" on Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Corns 312.

Kalb is the author of High Drama: The New York Cityscapes of Georgia O'Keeffe and Margaret Bourke-White. He was also the revising author of the fifth edition of History of Modern Art, one of the most widely used college level modern art history textbooks.

Kalb is a 1987 graduate of Delaware Hayes High School. He received his bachelor of arts from Oberlin College in 1991, and a master of arts and Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts New York University in 1996 and 2000, respectively. Kalb has taught at numerous colleges in New York City as well as at Middlebury College in Vermont. He is the author of numerous articles as well as art reviews for the art magazine Art in America. Currently, Kalb is curating an exhibition on Contemporary Cuban Art for the Berman Museum at Ursinus College and writing a survey of contemporary art from the 1960's to the present.

Kalb's lecture is part of the Jarvis Stewart Lectures, an endowed series of presentations that brings distinguished artists critics and art historians to Ohio Wesleyan University and the central Ohio community. The series was created in 1984 by friends and OWU alumni in honor of long time Ohio Wesleyan University Professor of Fine Arts Jarvis Stewart.