Alvia Wardlaw, professor of art history and director of the University Museum at Texas Southern University, will give the 2019 Alfred Heber Holbrook Memorial Lecture. Open free to the public, Wardlaw’s lecture, “All of One Piece: The Life and Art of Mary Lee Bendolph,” will be held on Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium of the Georgia Museum of Art.
A leading expert in African and African American art, Wardlaw serves on the Scholarly Advisory Committee of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Prior to joining the faculty of TSU, she served as curator of modern and contemporary art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston for 22 years and organized more than 75 exhibitions on African and African American art.
Sponsored by the Georgia Museum of Art, the Holbrook Memorial Lecture also has been designated as one of the university’s Signature Lecture Series, which features speakers noted for their broad, multidisciplinary appeal and compelling bodies of work.