JMAM celebrates tenth year with lecture series
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To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Janice Mason Art Museum is planning to have a series of art-related lectures from a variety of speakers throughout the year. The series will kick off this Sunday with Dr. Kim Chalmers, an art professor from Western Kentucky University.

Chalmers said he recently stepped down as the head of WKU’s art department in order to focus all his energy on teaching. The title of his lecture will be “Art’s Secrets and How They Change Us.”

“It will be a brief discussion of the function of art and what role it plays in society,” Chalmers said. “I’ll be talking about how times change and how ideas change and how that’s reflected in art.”

Chalmers said he would discuss Neoclassicism, Romanticism, cubism and abstract expressionism and how they reflect society in the industrial and atomic ages. He said that doesn’t usually give lectures outside of the classroom, but was invited by the museum to give the presentation. Some of his work that dealt with topics of contemporary issues was presented at the museum several years ago.

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