Virtual Smithsonian Lecture on Laurie Anderson: The Weather

Photo credit: Ebru Yildiz

Laurie Anderson is one of the leading multimedia artists of our time, known for her extraordinary performances that combine captivating storytelling with music and visual effects. A pioneer in the artistic use of electronic technology, she has worked with nearly every major technological innovation from the 1970s to today—from synthesizers to CD-ROMs to virtual reality—while maintaining a perspective inflected with humor, emotion, and social critique.

Marina Isgro, curator of Anderson’s largest U.S. museum show to date at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, will speak about the artist’s impact and give a behind-the-scenes virtual tour of her exhibition.

WHEN: November 10 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
WHERE: Zoom | Register here to receive Zoom link

Marina Isgro, PhD, is Associate Curator of Media and Performance Art at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. She is curator of the exhibitions Laurie Anderson: The Weather (2021) and the forthcoming John Akomfrah: Purple (2022). At the Hirshhorn, she oversees the museum’s holdings of film and video, digital art, and performance art, and has brought work artists Steffani Jemison, Sondra Perry, and Jacolby Satterwhite into the collection. Previously a fellow at the Harvard Art Museums, where she curated Nam June Paik: Screen Play (2018), she is a specialist in time-based media and has published in Art Journal and Tate Papers. She received her PhD in art history from the University of Pennsylvania.

This event is in conjunction with Don’t Shut Up 2021, an exhibition at the Newhouse Center celebrating the voices, power, and legacies of women artists working in contemporary art.

Snug Harbor arts programming is made possible through generous support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Snug Harbor is a proud Smithsonian Affiliate.