The University is operating on a normal schedule today. Hartt Community Division classes and activities are canceled for the remainder of today and this evening. This evening's McAuley Lecture, presented by the Presidents' College, has been canceled.
Michael Govan, president and director of Dia Art Foundation, will
speak on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. in Lincoln Theater. His
talk will launch this fall's Rogow Distinguished Visiting Lecturers
Prior to the lecture, the university will present Govan with an
honorary Doctor of Fine Arts.
The program is free and open to the public, but tickets are
required. Tickets can be obtained by calling the university box
office at 860.768.4228 or 800.274.8587.
Dia Art Foundation, founded in 1974, plays a vital role among
visual arts organizations nationally and internationally by
initiating, supporting, presenting, and preserving art projects,
and by serving as a locus for interdisciplinary art and
Govan led the planning and development of Dia:Beacon Riggio
Galleries, a museum for Dia's renowned permanent collection of
contemporary art. The museum opened in May 2003 in a
300,000-square-foot former industrial building in Beacon, N.Y., a
Hudson River Valley town 60 miles north of New York City.
Before joining Dia, Govan served as deputy director at New York's
Guggenheim Museum. He has organized and collaborated on major
exhibitions, and has written or contributed to related
publications. He co-curated Dan Flavin: A Retrospective, an
exhibition that opened in the fall of 2004 at the National Gallery
of Art in Washington, D.C., and also traveled to national and
Govan is also an ex-officio member of Dia's board of trustees and
is a member of the boards of the Andy Warhol Museum and the Triple