Several COAL arts administrators and senior faculty members will share their experiences of the 1970s in a panel discussion on April 4.
In the panel “Iconoclasm: Breaking Down Images from the Seventies,” professors will talk about life as students of the arts during the 1970s, a transitional time from the decline of the hippies era (e.g. spirituality, self-expression, and freedom), to the rise of Wall Street (e.g. mind and materialism, success).
Faculty on the panel
Those faculty members include:
- Mark Biggs, College of Arts and Letters associate dean
- Carolyn Cardenas, art department head
- W.D. Blackmon, English department head
- Julie Combs, music department head
- Ruth Barnes, dance program coordinator
COAL Dean Gloria Galanes will moderate the event.
More about ‘The 70s Experience’ event series
“The 70s Experience: Always Being Now” is an educational and entertaining experience that will bring the 1970s into sharp focus.
Nineteen events throughout March and April provide meaningful commentary about the era, including art exhibits, costume party, a theatre production of “Hair,” workshops and more.
Central to the series is the acquisition of the Smithsonian’s traveling Documerica exhibit, with its striking color photographs that offer a portrait of America in the early- and mid-1970’s. The exhibition will be on display at Brick City Gallery until April 19.
The 70s event series is sponsored by MSU’s art and design department, College of Arts and Letters and College of Humanities and Public Affairs.