"On the eve of Harvard Commencement, artist Jesse Aron Green will talk about his exhibition Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik.
He will also revisit the Fogg Museum’s Edgar Degas exhibition of 1911, the first granted by the museum to a living artist. “Art is not dead,” Fogg director Edward Forbes said at the time, adding one significant drawback to the vitality of contemporary art: “Artists sometimes have feelings.” Green will expand upon Forbes’s comments in light of the history of the university, its relationship to art and artists, his personal history and artistic development, and his current artistic practice, which often attempts to reconcile historical forces with the affective conditions of contemporary life.
Support for the lecture is provided by the M. Victor Leventritt Fund, the purpose of which is to present outstanding scholars of the history and theory of art to the Harvard and Greater Boston communities."
— From the website of the Harvard Art Museums