We are pleased to present the lecture ‘Anni Albers: Lineage and Legacy’ by Lynne Cooke (Senior Curator, Special Projects, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC) as part of the Keir Lectures on Art. In this lecture, Cooke examines the work of little studied artist Anni Albers—a student of the Bauhaus and prolific weaver, printmaker and writer.




Anni Albers is widely recognized as among the greatest weavers of the modernist era, yet her legacy remains little studied. Taking her own thoughts on the future of the woven form as set forth in her seminal book, On Weaving, this lecture will explore that lineage while proposing other legacies in light of subsequent art practice.



Lynne Cooke is currently Senior Curator for Special Projects in Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC and has been a curator for twenty years. She was the artistic director of the Biennale of Sydney in 1996 and has been recognised with multiple curatorial and art criticism awards, including the Agnes Gund Curatorial Award (2000). Some selected curatorial projects have been ‘Outliers and American Vanguard Art’, National Gallery of Art (2018), ‘Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination’, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, (2015, co-curated), ‘Luc Tuymans’, Qatar Museums Authority, Doha (2015), ‘Cristina Iglesias: Metonomy’, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2013). She has held academic appointments at universities including University College, London, CCS Bard and Yale University. Cooke’s writing has been published by Burlington Magazine, Artforum, Yale University Press, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, among others.



6:00-7:30pm, Wednesday 7 August

New Law School Foyer

University of Sydney Law School

Eastern Avenue

NSW 2006

For further enquiries, please contact powerinstitute.events@sydney.edu.au.



The Keir Lectures on Art series is a Power Instituted initiative supported by the Keir Foundation and presented in partnership with The University of Melbourne.