Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist: Brad Kahlhamer

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11/05/2021 Added
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Kahlhamer is an artist who lives and works in New York City. He was born in Tucson, Arizona, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh, Fond Du Lac. His work has been collected by institutions such as the Denver Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Milwaukee Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, among others. Kahlhamer’s art lives at the crossroads of real and imaginary worlds. Born to Native parents and adopted by a German-American family, he spent his early adulthood as a musician living on the road before settling in New York City. Shaped by this nomadic history, his work explores the particularities of the American landscape, the desert ecology of the Southwest, the parks and waterways of the upper Midwest, and the gritty streets of the urban Northeast — often fusing references to multiple regions within a single work of art. The School of Art, Art History and Design’s Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series brings notable artists, scholars and designers to Nebraska each semester to enhance the education of students. Learn more about the series. Underwritten by the Hixson-Lied Endowment with additional support from other sources, the series enriches the culture of the state by providing a way for Nebraskans to interact with luminaries in the fields of art, art history and design.

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