Art Museum of Southeast Texas

AMSET’s Taste of the Arts Lecture Series: The Legacy of Narcissus

November 8, 2019 12:30 pm

Art Museum of Southeast Texas

500 Main St, Beaumont, TX 77701

Lamar University art history assistant professor, Julia C. Fischer, will give a talk on Prince Varughese Thomas: The Legacy of Narcissus at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas’s fall Taste of the Arts Lecture Series, Friday, November 8 at 12:30 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public. A buffet-style lunch for $14.02 (includes tax) per person will be served following the lecture. All are welcome to join us as we continue the conversation in the AMSET library.  

Fischer is an assistant professor of art history at Lamar University, where she teaches courses in ancient, Asian, and Renaissance art along with a specialized class in art crime. She received a BA Classics in art history from Loyola University Chicago, an MA in classical archaeology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a PhD in art history from The Ohio State University. Fischer’s primary research focuses on the iconography, reception, and propaganda of Roman Imperial cameos. Her other areas of interest include issues of cultural heritage, Roman topography, the minor arts of antiquity, travel photography in 19th century Japan, and anything Italian. She is the author of two books and the editor of two books. In 2016, Fischer was named Lamar University’s Distinguished Faculty Lecturer.

Prince Varughese Thomas: The Legacy of Narcissus will be on view until December 1, 2019 in the main galleries. This exhibition features works by Prince Varughese Thomas, a multidisciplinary artist who is part of what has come to be known as the Indian Diaspora. Thomas is Indian by birth, naturalized in the US, and raised primarily between India and the United States. His work reflects his sense of the world growing up outside of the dominant culture in which he exists. Thomas’s immersive multimedia exhibition fills the entire gallery space of the museum including brand new works of photography, video, drawings, and three-dimensional installations. The Legacy of Narcissus explores the intersection of Social Media, Art, and Politics that speak about our collective Narcissism as a culture.

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