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Morris Hirshfield Rediscovered: Art History in First Person

November 10 @ 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

In the context of Professor George Baker’s Art History graduate seminar, “Minor Histories of Surrealism,” Professor Richard Meyer of Stanford University will join us for a talk and collective discussion of his new book and exhibition.

Richard Meyer’s newly published book, Master of the Two Left Feet: Morris Hirshfield Rediscovered (MIT Press, 2022),is a study of a Brooklyn tailor and slipper-maker who, against all odds, achieved international recognition as a self-taught painter in the 1940s. Coinciding with the book’s publication, a Hirshfield retrospective curated by Meyer is currently on display at the American Folk Art Museum in New York.

All are invited to attend.

UCLA Dodd Hall, Room 275

390 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095 United States
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