Linda Weintraub

Blind Art? Sight Seeing

April 19, 2004, 6:00 pm   » 

Five fully sighted contemporary artists have integrated blindness into their creative process. Linda Weintraub will pose the following question: By rejecting the traditional role of artists as beholders and generators of visual experience, does their work elicit psychological yearnings and ecological urgencies that are relevant to us all?

Linda Weintraub is an accomplished author and curator recognized both nationally and internationally. She served as Henry R. Luce Professor of Emerging Arts at Oberlin College from 2000-2003. From 1982 - 1993, Weintraub served as the first director of the Edith C. Blum Art Institute located on the Bard College campus where she originated fifty exhibitions and published over twenty catalogues. Prior to her appointment at Bard College, Ms. Weintraub was the Director of the Muhlenberg College art gallery. She has taught both contemporary art history and studio art and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Rutgers University. Weintraub is currently a Contributor to the international art journal Tema Celeste and is writing two books.

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