Director's Seminar

Tuesday April 30

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4:00 PM  –  6:00 PM

Director’s Seminars - The Eighties: Age of Excess

A four-part seminar exploring the art, film, music and literature of a crazy but complex era that poses one huge question: How great was the art and will it endure?

Session II: Burning Down the House

Pulling the music and art together means understanding the role of David Bowie, Madonna (girlfriend of Basquiat and muse to many), David Byrne (RISD graduate and participant in many shows as a photographer), Patti Smith, the B-52s and others. This was also the era of MTV, which altered the perception of music by making it both visual and narrative.