Toledo Museum of Art Director Brian Kennedy moderates a discussion about Aboriginal Australian art from 3–5 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Little Theater. The free program is the first of many events planned in conjunction with Crossing Cultures: The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art from the Hood Museum of Art that is on view April 12–July 14, 2013 in the Canaday Gallery.
The panelists, who will talk about Aboriginal Australian art in the context of Western aesthetics, include exhibition curator Stephen Gilchrist of the Hood Museum of Art, art collector Will Owen and Margo Smith, director and curator of the Kluge-Ruhe Collection at the University of Virginia.
For those unable to be in Toledo, a live webcast will be provided on Knowledge Stream, an online archive of free, searchable video-on-demand and multimedia content, by public television station WGTE-TV, Channel 30. The webcast will be available at webcast.toledomuseum.org.