University of Nebraska Visiting Presidential Professor Enrique Martínez Celaya, an internationally renowned artist, sculptor and writer, will participate in two public events during his final in-residence trip to Nebraska April 19-23. NU President James B. Milliken appointed Martinez Celaya to a three-year term as Presidential Professor in 2007. His role as a public scholar has included lectures, interactions and critiques with students and faculty, and internships for NU students in his studios in Florida and California.
On April 21, Martínez Celaya will deliver his final public lecture as Presidential Professor. His lecture, "On Painting," is at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th and R streets in Lincoln. It will offer an in-depth analysis of the structure and nature of painting. The event is free and open to the public, and reservations are not required. For questions, call (402) 472-7121.
During his Nebraska visit, Martínez Celaya also will participate in various events with members of the university and Nebraska communities, including a critique session with University of Nebraska-Lincoln art students and a tour of the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney.
Martínez Celaya's Nebraska lectures will be included in a forthcoming publication from the University of Nebraska Press titled "Collected Writings and Interviews: 1990-2010," to be released in November 2010.