Camille Paglia, author and Professor, University of the Arts, Philadelphia.
Introduced by Carrie Rebora Barratt, Associate Director for Collections and Administration.
Camille Paglia, the renowned cultural critic whose audacious and groundbreaking Sexual Personae is one of the most highly praised and controversial works of recent art history, comes to the Met to discuss her newest book, Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars, and to examine the role museums, essential guardians of the centrality of art to contemporary life, must play in an America where awareness of the fine arts may be receding, as she puts it, "drastically and tragically in ways that people who live in cities with great museums don’t realize."
Camille Paglia is the author of Break, Blow, Burn; Sexual Personae; Sex, Art, and American Culture; and Vamps & Tramps. She has also written The Birds, a study of Alfred Hitchcock.
This lecture is supported by the Mrs. Joseph H. King Fund.
Image above: Camille Paglia © Michael Lionstar
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