Fall 2013,News & Events

Thursday 08/22/2013


Quijote Talk: Gillian Jagger

And Then, and Now—of the Cave
Wednesday, September 11, 6 pm
Free and open to the public

Jagger speaks about her experience of visiting L’Abri de Cap Blanc in the Eyzies Caves last summer, and reflects on how this affected her current work in sculpture, opening at John Davis Gallery in Hudson, New York on October 12.

Gillian Jagger was born in England in 1930 and lived there until the outbreak of war in 1939. Her father, the sculptor Charles Sargeant Jagger, died in 1934. She has lived and worked on a farm 100 miles north of New York City since 1978. Her work has been shown continuously in New York since 1956, most notably in a long association with Phyllis Kind Gallery. The Chazen Museum of Art (formerly the Elvehjem Museum) at the University of Wisconsin at Madison mounted a major retrospective of her work in 2002. Jagger is Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School, Pratt Institute, and a Visiting Critic at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Quijote Talks take place in our library on 21st Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues in Chelsea, usually on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. Named after our favorite after-lecture hangout, El Quijote in the Chelsea Hotel, and inspired by the knight errant himself, this new series consists of pointed talks and discussions about relevant pasts and possible futures. Browse our full lecture archive here.