CANCELLED by Camille Paglia for Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars

CANCELLED by Camille Paglia.  EVENT:  Camille Paglia, America’s premier intellectual provocateur returns to the subject that brought her fame, the great themes of Western Art.  Passionately argued, brilliantly written, and filled with Camille’s trademark audacity, Glittering Images takes us on a tour through more than two dozen seminal images, some famous and some obscure or unknown paintings, sculptures, architectural styles, performance pieces, and digital art that have defined and transformed our visual world.  She combines close analysis with background information that situates each artist and image within its historical context from the stone idols of the Cyclades to an elegant French rococo interior to Jackson Pollock’s abstract Green Silver to Renée Cox’s daring performance piece Chillin’ with Liberty.  And in a stunning conclusion, she declares that the avant-garde tradition is dead and that digital pioneer George Lucas is the world’s greatest living artist.  Written with energy, erudition, and wit, Glittering Images is destined to change the way we think about our high-tech visual environment.

CANCELLED by Camille Paglia.  ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Camille Paglia is University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.  She is the author of Break, Blow, Burn; Sexual Personae; Sex, Art, and American Culture and Vamps & Tramps.  She has also written The Birds, a study of Alfred Hitchcock.

CANCELLED by Camille Paglia.  DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM

CANCELLED by Camille Paglia.  LOCATION:  The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Atkins Auditorium, 4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64111.

CANCELLED by Camille Paglia.  PARKING:  Complimentary Garage Parking with Museum Membership.  Otherwise, Garage Parking costs $5.00.  On-Street Parking is Complimentary. 

CANCELLED by Camille Paglia.  ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $30.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Author Autographed Hardcover of  Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars, One Stamped Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same Price.  If you would like to Pick-Up your Admission Package at the Door of this Event, then in the "Shopping cart" go to "Checkout" and in "Store Pick-Up Options" Check the Box to "I would like to pick this Order up at the Store" and at the bottom of the webpage in the "Order comments:" Field, type that you would like "At-Event Pick-Up."  Your Order will be held by your Name at the Will Call table.  The cut-off time for Online Ordering is 3:00 PM on the Day of the Event.  Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Door on the Day of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM.

CANCELLED by Camille Paglia.  EVENT FORMAT:  Camille Paglia will give a Multimedia Presentation and discuss in detail her New Book Glittering Images and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning follows the Presentation and discussion.  A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
CANCELLED by Camille Paglia. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Atkins Auditorium
4525 Oak Street
64111 Kansas City
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