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Saturday, February 17, 2018

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The Evil Genius of a King

Time: 5 pm to 7 pm

Contact: Fr. Greg Waldrop · · 504-865-2187

Location: Collins C. Diboll Gallery, 4th Floor, Monroe Library

Loyola University New Orleans’ Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery welcomes a new temporary exhibition titled “The Evil Genius of a King.” The show, based on the title of a famous work by the 20th-century Italian painter Giorgio di Chirico, a founder of the surrealistic movement, runs Jan. 25 to March 29, 2018 in the Collins C. Diboll Gallery. An opening reception runs from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Both the event and show are free and open to the public.

Conceptual in nature, the exhibition presents images of 110 slides deaccessioned from a Minnesota state university art and art history slide collection by New York-based conceptual artist Matthew Bakkom. Art history — its methodologies, technologies, transmission, and reception, as well as our ways of ordering and disordering the received historical narratives and contemplating images both famous and obscure — lies at the heart of this popular show, which has previously appeared in St. Cloud, Minn. and New York City.

Loyola’s Art Department has taken the opportunity to enlist a committee of student curators, all of whom are either art history minors or students who have indicated their interest in the minor and have taken several art history courses. The student curators will determine the final arrangement of the images to be installed at Loyola.