Lecture to Explore Works of Native American Artist

July 16, 2008

A lecture exploring the works of Allan Houser, who forged a new direction in Native American art after World War II, will be given by Professor W. Jackson Rushing III on Thursday, July 17, at UT Dallas.

The School of Arts & Humanities Presents:

A Farewell Lecture by W. Jackson Rushing III
“Après Le Prix de West:
Allan Houser, American Master”

Thursday, July 17 at 10:00 a.m.

Erik Jonsson Academic Center
JO 4.102 (The Professor Gavin R.G. Hambly Classroom)

Houser (1914-1994), an Apache modernist painter and sculptor, was the first indigenous artist to receive the National Medal of Arts. His work resides in numerous private and public collections, including the National Portrait Gallery.

Rushing’s illustrated lecture will reprise one given last month at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

Rushing serves as professor of aesthetic studies and associate dean for graduate studies in the School of Arts & Humanities.

Next month, he will be the Adkins Presidential Professor of Art History at the University of Oklahoma, where he will hold the Carver Chair in Native American Art.

Rushing is the author of Allan Houser: An American Master (Harry N. Abrams, 2004). He is a former fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Guggenheim Foundation.


Media contact: Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu

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Houser sculpture

Allan Houser’s sculpture Sacred Rain Arrow (photo by John Harwood)

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