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Toledo Museum of Art Master Series to feature co-creator of Cadillac Ranch roadside sculpture Thursday, June 20 in Peristyle

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The co-creator of the renowned Cadillac Ranch roadside sculpture will speak at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) Thursday, June 20 at 6 p.m. in the Peristyle. On Friday, June 21, Lord will screen additional automobile-related videos in the Museum’s Little Theater at 7 p.m. Both events, held in conjunction with Life Is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture, are free to the public.

Lord is a media artist who works with video and digital photography. He was a founding member of the alternative architecture and art collective Ant Farm (1968-1978), which produced the video art classics Media Burn and The Eternal Frame as well as the Cadillac Ranch roadside sculpture in Amarillo, Texas.

“As a member of Ant Farm and as an individual artist, he has had a career-long fascination with the automobile,” explained Scott Boberg, TMA’s manager of programming and audience engagement. “His work with the automobile, especially Cadillac Ranch, which is an American art icon, makes him a perfect Master Series speaker as TMA heads out on the American highway this summer.”

Lord’s Masters Series appearance will feature a visual presentation of selected projects within and beyond Ant Farm that involve the culture of the automobile. Ant Farm’s Cadillac Ranch and Media Burn will be presented in detail, but lesser known projects including more recent works as such as The New Cars, 2012 and SHOT FROM TAXI, will also be discussed.

The Master Series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Life Is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture. The Masters Series is supported in part by the TMA Ambassadors.