Panel at Yale School of Art to explore the work of Alex Katz

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Pictured at the opening celebration of the "Katz x Katz" exhibition is artist Alex Katz (left) with longtime friend Robert Storr, dean of Yale School of Art (right), who curated the exhibition. (Photo by Kimberly Pasko)

Scholars and experts representing a variety of fields will convene at the Yale School of Art to discuss the work of Alex Katz in two panel discussions on Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The panels will take place in Rm. 204, 36 Edgewood Ave.

The event — which is free and open to the public — is presented in conjunction with the exhibition titled “Katz x Katz,” currently on view at the School of Art’s 32 Edgewood Gallery.

The program will be moderated by Yale School of Art Dean Robert Storr, curator of the “Katz x Katz” exhibition. Participants include eminent art critics and historians Irving Sandler and Kenneth Silver; poet and critic Carter Ratcliff; poet, translator, and curator Vincent Katz; poet John Godfrey; poet and arts activist Bob Holman, who has composed a poem for the occasion; curator Jennifer Gross; and artist David Salle.

“Katz x Katz” provides a synoptic overview of the work of Katz, whom the exhibit organizers describe as one of the most ubiquitous American figures in the international art world today. The exhibition encompasses works in all major media employed by the artist and in every scale. It features some 50 pieces drawn from the personal collection of the artist — some of which have rarely, if ever, been exhibited before. The selection spans the artist’s six-decade-long career as painter, draftsman, and print-maker.

The exhibition remains on view at the 32 Edgewood Gallery through March 10. For more information, including hours and directions, visit the School of Art’s website.

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