Saint Vincent College
300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe
Douglas Dodds, senior curator of the Word & Image Department at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, England, will give the Threshold Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23 at the Robert S. Carey Performing Arts Center. The event is free, but reservations are required.
Responsible for developing one of the world’s foremost collections of digital art, Dodds has been instrumental in raising awareness of the significance of early computer-generated art on a global stage. Dodds’ interest in the work of Roman Verostko has prompted the V&A to amass an impressive collection of the artist’s work—second only in size to Saint Vincent’s holdings. As part of the symposium, Dodds will offer the College’s Spring 2020 Threshold Lecture—highlighting the unique legacy of collecting at Saint Vincent—focusing on the vital role an academic institution plays in encouraging intellectual inquiry, cultural creation, and the preservation of artistic legacies.