Visiting Scholar: Christine Mehring

Donald Judd, The Arena, interior, 1980-1987

Monday, June 5
6:00 p.m.
The Crowley Theater

Judd Foundation and the Chinati Foundation present a discussion with art historian Christine Mehring. Mehring will discuss her research on Donald Judd’s architecture, furniture, and design practices that led to her essay “On the Judd Scale…Furniture, Architecture…” which was published in the exhibition catalogue for the Judd retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2020.  

Christine Mehring is Mary L. Block Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago and Associate Faculty in its Department of Visual Arts. Her research focuses on abstraction, particularly the ways in which non-mimetic forms, colors, and non-traditional materials come to signify within historical contexts; postwar European art, especially the impact of World War II and transatlantic relations the crossovers between art and design, including interior and furniture design, wall-painting, and public art; and photography and the relations between old and new media. Together with architectural historian Sean Keller, she is working on a book about the art and architecture of the Munich Olympics.