For Sebastian Smee, it was an addiction to good sentences that kept the University of Sydney graduate at his desk writing at a time when there were no readers in sight. That passion eventually paid off. Smee is now a Pulitzer Prize winning arts critic, a sought-after writer, reviewer and public speaker. Curious to find out more about Smee’s beginnings in the industry, his thoughts on what constitutes good art criticism, and his views on the current state of arts journalism, we caught up with him in the lead up to his coming University of Sydney talk and seminar.
Our Department member Dr Stephen H. Whiteman has been recognised for his contribution to garden history and landscape studies.
The Power Institute is pleased to announce we will be launching Thomas Crow’s new Polemic No Idols: The Missing Theology of Art, in New York, at the well known art space, The Kitchen.