Become a member and save up to 20% on the price of your tickets! If you are already a member, log in to access your member price. Contemporary Artists: Who Will We Remember? Afternoon Lecture/Seminar Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1H0735 Select Your Tickets Login $20 - Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $25 - Non-Member Resize text Infinity Mirrored Room—My Heart Is Dancing into the Universe, 2018 by Yayoi Kusama (Hirshhorn Museum) It’s easy to look back through art history and identify who the “important” artists were. They have stood the test of time, generally falling into the isms we’ve created as a convenient way to bookmark the course of art history. Or they’re the outliers who defied the isms, influencing art’s historical trajectory through their singular creations. But today, as the world shrinks and the market becomes increasingly global, it’s harder to identify the artists who will likely be in museum collections or remembered for years to come. Art critic and adviser Judy Pomeranz shares insights about several contemporary artists she feels are doing critically acclaimed—and market-recognized—work that somehow stands apart from the crowd: Ai Wei Wei, whose politically charged work is waking up and shaking the world; Yayoi Kusama, whose polka dots and Infinity Rooms charm, awe, and mystify us; Anselm Kiefer, whose imposing, multimedia works exploring the horrors of World War II force us to contemplate things we’d hoped to forget; and Damien Hirst, whose controversial works, including dead animals preserved in formaldehyde, shock us as they raise the always-difficult question, “What is art?” Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for online programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our online programs presented on Zoom. This online program is presented on Zoom.