Crisp Museum Presents ART SLAM!

Photo of a 1967 Andy Warhol screen print of Marilyn Monroe.

This 1967 Andy Warhol screen print of Marilyn Monroe is featured in the “Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts” exhibit, on which the first ART SLAM! will be based.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 16, 2009 — The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus presents the first ART SLAM!, a lively debate/performance between Dr. Joel Rhodes, associate professor of history, and Dr. Marc Strauss, professor of theatre and dance, is centered on the exhibition “Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts.”

The public is invited to attend the event at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22. Audience members are encouraged to participate in the debate.

This exhibit includes more than 70 works by more than 40 artists, spanning the early 20th century to the present, who lived and worked in the East Hampton area. Included are works by Chuck Close, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist and Andy Warhol.

“Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Guild Hall Museum” was organized by the Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, N.Y., in association with Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, Calif.

The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum is sponsoring this exhibition and the Art Slam event. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at the River Campus, 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Mo.  For additional information, e-mail museum@semo.edu or call (573) 651-2260.