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Artist Ellen Gallagher presents 'Orbus,' March 3

Artist Ellen Gallagher will discuss her work in a lecture titled "Orbus" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Gallagher lives and works in New York City and Rotterdam. She has a one-woman show on view through May 15 at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York called "Ellen Gallagher: Deluxe." This group of 60 works features Gallagher's modification and elaboration of illustrations and advertisements culled from the pages of popular mid-century African-American magazines such as Ebony and Sepia.

Her art, which explores the idea of transformation and challenges conventional assumptions about beauty and color, also has been shown in Great Britain, Germany and Australia and is owned by the Whitney, the Metropolitan, the Guggenheim and many other collections.

The talk, designated as the Meredith Miller Memorial Lecture, is sponsored by the Program in the Study of Women and Gender.

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