Forty Years of Teaching Modernist Art, Or How I Learned to Love Andy Warhol, a talk by Deborah Pokinski, associate professor of art at Hamilton College, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 at The Other Side Gallery, 2011 Genesee St., Utica.
“I now admit, I didn’t understand very much about Modernist art when I began teaching it,” Pokinski said. “Then, about 20 years in, history changed and Modernism ended. But coping with the challenges of teaching this art has been the best experience of my life.”
Pokinski said her talk is a memoir of those challenges, some of the art that provoked them, and of learning, especially from her students. It will also explain about Andy Warhol’s role.
The event is free.