Lecture provides glimpse of art and life of noted scholar

Artist and art historian Freida High W.Tesfagiorgis will present “Reflections of My Art and Life” on March 30 at 2 p.m. as part of UW-Madison’s Eloquence and Eminence lecture series.

This series, which features Sunday afternoon lectures by retired UW faculty known for teaching excellence, is held at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. The program is sponsored by UW-Madison Continuing Studies, the Institute on Aging, and the Anonymous Committee.

Tesfagiorgis weaves feminism and critical race theory into her work. She has curated exhibitions and published, spanning the boundaries of artist and scholar. Tesfagiorgis was honored with the 2011 UW-Madison Distinguished Teaching Award.

As the Evjue-Bascom Professor of African and African-American Art History and Visual Culture, she teaches in the Departments of Afro-American Studies and Gender/Women’s Studies. She also is affiliated with the African studies and art departments.

Her work has been exhibited at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Fine Arts Museum of the South (Alabama), Studio Museum in Harlem, National Gallery (Dakar, Senegal), Museo Arte Contemporanea di Gibellina (Palermo, Italy), and others.

UW-Madison Continuing Studies Professor Emily Auerbach coordinates the lecture series.

The lectures are free to the public and no registration is required. Each lecture runs from 2-3 p.m., with refreshments served after the presentation.

For more information, visit the Eloquence and Eminence website.