Work and Ideas: An Evening with Enrique Martínez Celaya

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:00pm

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Mudd Hall (MHP), Room 203
3709 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Reception to follow.

Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Wednesday, September 19, at 9 a.m.

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Join us for an evening with Enrique Martínez Celaya, the first Provost Professor of Humanities and Arts at USC. Martínez Celaya is an artist and former scientist whose work has been exhibited and collected by major institutions around the world. He is the author of books and papers in art poetry, philosophy, and physics, and is a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College and a Fellow of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities.

Martínez Celaya has created projects and exhibitions for the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia; the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.; and the Museum der bildenden Künste in Leipzig; among many others, as well as for institutions outside of the art world, including the Berliner Philharmonie, the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York, and the Dorotheenstadt Cemetery in Berlin. His work is held in public collections internationally, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LAMCA); the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Moderna Museet in Stockholm; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum der bildenden Künste in Leipzig; and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford.

Martínez Celaya’s recognition and awards include the Roth Family Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Dartmouth College, the National Artist Award from Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the California Community Foundation Fellowship, the J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, and the Young Talent Award from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

In an illuminating and expansive lecture using Moby-Dick as a touchstone, Martínez Celaya will reflect on art, writing, exile, loss, and the elusiveness of the present.

Additional Links:
Enrique Martínez Celaya | Facebook, Instagram, Wikipedia
Blain|Southern: Enrique Martínez Celaya
USC News: “Artist Enrique Martínez Celaya Named first Provost Professor of Humanities and Arts at USC”

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and USC Roski School of Art and Design. Co-sponsored by USC El Centro Chicano.

Event Type

Arts, Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Student Life


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus




Admission is free. Reservations required.

Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative, Dornsife Office of Communication


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