Photographers named in Robert C. May series

David Hilliard, “Mary Remembering,” 2008, c-print. ©Image courtesy of the artist and Carroll & Sons, Boston/Art Museum at the University of Kentucky.

The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky has announced the four photographers for the 2012-13 Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series and gallery exhibits, one of the museum’s signature events. This year’s artists are:

David Hilliard: His large, multipanel works explore ­relationships. Lecture Nov. 2, exhibit Oct. 5 to Nov. 11.

Lalla Essaydi: The photographer with Moroccan and Saudi ­Arabian roots explores the role of women in Middle Eastern ­culture. Lecture Nov. 16, exhibit Nov. 16 to Dec. 23.

Hank Willis Thomas: Using a commercial style, Thomas explores class and racial issues, particularly in sports. Lecture March 1, exhibit Feb. 8 to March 10.

Martha Rosler: Over four decades, Rosler has used found ­images to create striking commentaries on American culture. Lecture April 5, exhibit March 15 to April 21.

All lectures are at 4 p.m. in the Worsham Theater of the UK Student Center. Exhibitions are in The Art Museum at the ­University of Kentucky in the Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose Street. Admission to the lectures and exhibitions is free.


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