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NMSU art department to host lecture by James Elkins

The New Mexico State University Department of Art will host the lecture, "How to Use Your Eyes and How Some Animals Use Their Eyes," at 6 p.m. Jan. 25 in the College of Health and Social Services Annex Building Auditorium Room 101.



James Elkins of the School of Art Institute of Chicago will present his lecture, "How to Use Your Eyes and How Some Animals Use Their Eyes," at 6 p.m. Jan. 25 in the College of Health and Social Services Annex Building Auditorium Room 101. The event is sponsored by the NMSU Department of Art. (Submitted Photo)

The event will feature lecturer James Elkins from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has authored more than 30 influential texts on history and the theory of images in art, science and nature since the early 1990s. His scholarship ranges from accounts of the history of paintings and other art works to the use of imagery in science, medicine, meteorology, astronomy and natural history.

"James Elkins is an internationally-known and influential scholar, one who I admire for the breadth of his subject matter and the real sympathy he brings to the material he studies," said Stephanie Taylor, assistant art professor at NMSU. "I believe his lecture will be insightful and informative to a large number of students and educators at NMSU and residents of Las Cruces, and I hope to welcome many of them to this provocative public lecture."

The event is free and open to the NMSU community and the public.

It is sponsored by the NMSU Department of Art and is paid for by the Lilian Steinman Visiting Artist Fund.

For more information, contact Taylor at 575-646-3329 or sltaylor@nmsu.edu.