Dialogue and Discourse

Horace Newcomb and Lynn Spigel

Talk

Thursday, May 28, 2015
6:30 – 8 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

In the 1950s and 60s, American television was a virtual gallery for new movements in the arts--from abstract expressionism to jazz to pop art. Horace Newcomb and Lynn Spigel discuss early television’s role in popularizing modernism, and consider how TV continues to influence American tastes and ways of seeing the world. Held in conjunction with in Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television.

Horace Newcomb is the former Lambdin Kay Chair for the Peabody Awards, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia. Lynn Spigel serves as Frances E. Willard Professor of Screen Cultures, School of Communications, Northwestern University, and is the author of TV By Design: Modern Art and the Rise of Network TV.

Free with Pay-What-You-Wish Admission; RSVP Recommended

Salvador Dali on What’s My Line?, CBS, 1957.

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