The New Social Environment#223

Enrique Martínez Celaya with Eleanor Heartney


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist and writer Enrique Martínez Celaya joins art critic and author Eleanor Heartney for a conversation. We’ll conclude with a poetry reading from David St. John.

In this talk

Enrique Martínez Celaya

Enrique Martínez Celaya
Photo by Saam Gabbay

Enrique Martínez Celaya is an artist, author, and former scientist whose work has been exhibited and collected by major institutions around the world, and he is the author of books and papers in art, poetry, philosophy, and physics. His work is held in over 50 public collections internationally, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. He has created projects and exhibitions for the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., and the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, among many others, as well as for institutions customarily outside of the art world, including the Berliner Philharmonie, the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York, and the Dorotheenstadt Cemetery in Berlin.

Martínez Celaya is the first person to hold the position of Provost Professor of Humanities and Arts at the University of Southern California. He is also the first Visual Arts Fellow of The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, a Fellow of The Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, the first Visual Arts Fellow of the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation, and a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College, where he is also a Roth Distinguished Visiting Scholar. He received his degrees from Cornell University, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Santa Barbara in physics and art.

Eleanor Heartney

Eleanor Heartney
Portrait by Phong H. Bui
Eleanor Heartney is well known as a curator and critic, a long-time contributing editor of Art in America and the author of numerous books, including Art & Today, Postmodernism, and After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have David St. John reading.

David St. John

David St. John
Photo by Stephanie Diani
Author of 12 collections of poetry, most recently, “The Last Troubadour: New and Selected Poems,” as well as a volume of essays, interviews & reviews, “Where the Angels Come Toward Us.” He is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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