Artist Enrique Martínez Celaya Is Montgomery Fellow

On July 15, 2014 by Grad Forum

celaya_thumbnailIn the weeks since his arrival in Hanover, summer term Montgomery Fellow Enrique Martínez Celaya, whose work is held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and other institutions around the world, has connected with a range of campus communities.

Chris Wohlforth, Montgomery Fellow program director, says that “so far, Enrique has met with ‘Drawing I’ classes taught by Gerald Auten and Jack Wilson, senior lecturers in studio art. Later this month, he’ll meet with Associate Professor of Government Sonu Bedi’s “Theorizing Free Speech” class, and the students in the “Civic Virtue” class taught by Aine Donovan, Ethics Institute director, and Professor of Government James Murphy.” He has also dined with current and former students of Lisa Baldez, associate professor of government and chair of the Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies program (LALACS).

The scope of those encounters hints at the breadth of Martínez Celaya’s interests, which in fact extend further: Before turning to art, he trained as a physicist as an undergraduate at Cornell and in the quantum electronics PhD program at the University of California Berkeley. Martínez Celaya is in residence at Dartmouth for the month of July. His work Burning as It Were a Lamp is on exhibit in the Hood Museum of Art’s Harrington Gallery through August 10.

To read more, see Dartmouth Now.

Martínez Celaya will also be holding a lunch with graduate students on Wednesday, July 23. Sign-up through the Graduate Studies Office events calendar.


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