UToledo School of Visual and Performing Arts

Art Historian Dr. Kevin Hatch to speak, Thur. October 4 at 3:15pm

Photo of Kevin Hatch, 1999 grad of The University of Toledo Department of Art

Dr. Kevin Hatch – 2012 Emerging Outstanding Alumnus of the UT College of Visual and Performing Arts


The College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Top Alumnus for 2012 KEVIN HATCH will present a lecture Thursday, October 4 at 3:15 p.m. in the Haigh Auditorium of the CVA (next to the Toledo Museum of Art) He says he will speak on the unusual, eccentric and exciting places his art history research has taken him.

“What compels us to study the subjects we pursue? What are the particular pleasures and challenges attending the adventure of art historical research? In this talk, I will reflect on the winding paths that take the researcher through dusty archives and cluttered storerooms, quiet libraries and lively living rooms. Along the way, we’ll meet eccentric characters, luck into troves of documents, and forge unexpected alliances with fellow travelers–all in the pursuit of genuine art historical insight.”

A vintage photograph from the Sutro Museum, a fantastically weird museum on the western edge of Golden Gate Park [which, sadly, burned down in 1966] that played a role in Hatch’s research.

Dr. Hatch is the 2012 Emerging Outstanding Alumnus for the College of Visual and Performing Arts at The University of Toledo College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Kevin Hatch grew up in Dearborn, Michigan, and received his BA from the University of Toledo in 1999. He went on to earn an MA from the University of Delaware in 2001 and a PhD from Princeton University in 2008, both in art history. He is Assistant Professor of Art History at Binghamton University. His research has taken him to Berlin, Germany, and Berkeley, California, among other places.

In his teaching and research he focuses on art since 1945, with particular attention paid to developments outside major art centers; his book Looking for Bruce Conner, published by MIT Press this past February, examines Bruce Conner, a devilishly clever and maddeningly elusive artist who lived and worked in San Francisco.

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