Hilton Als, staff writer and theater critic for the New Yorker and Associate Professor of Writing at Columbia University, will discuss his collaboration with, and the work of, contemporary British artist Celia Paul. Als was awarded the prestigious Windham-Campbell Literature prize in 2016, and won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2017. This Ritchie lecture is held in conjunction with the opening of the Center’s special exhibition Celia Paul.
Established to honor the memory of Andrew Carnduff Ritchie, Yale University Art Gallery director from 1957 to 1971, the annual Ritchie Lectures, which are jointly sponsored by the Center and the Gallery, bring distinguished members of the international visual arts community to the university. These lectures are free and open to the public, honoring Ritchie’s belief that the art museum serves as a gathering place for all members of the community.
This program will be live streamed.