(SOLD OUT) 2018 Paul J. Cronin Memorial Lecture with Holland Cotter - DELAYED

This event last occurred on May 2, 2018, 7:30—8:30 pm.

*** This lecture has been delayed ***
Unfortunately Holland Cotter's train from New York City has been delayed several hours and we need to push back tonight's sold-out lecture. We hope to start the lecture at 7:30 pm but will update this page if there are further delays. Doors will still open at 6 pm, and drinks will be offered on our Sculpture Terrace while we wait for Holland to arrive. The Sculpting with Air and Lived Space exhibitions will also be open. We apologize for the inconvenience!


Join us for the 2018 Paul J. Cronin Memorial Lecture featuring Holland Cotter. Cotter is co-chief art critic of The New York Times, where he has been on staff since 1998. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2009, Cotter writes on a wide range of art, old and new. 

Cotter plans to speak on the vital role of art in our current social and political moment and will also address the importance of growing up in the Boston area.

Want to meet Holland Cotter before the lecture? Come early for a casual reception starting at 6 pm. Wine, beer, and nonalcoholic beverages will be served. 

Seating is limited; we recommend purchasing your ticket in advance.

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About Holland Cotter
Holland Cotter was raised in Weston, MA (not far from Walden Pond and the cabin of Henry David Thoreau, who was a childhood hero). He is a co-chief art critic for The New York Times, where he has been on staff since 1998. He has also been a writer and editor for the New York Arts Journal, Art in America, and Art News. In 2009, Cotter received the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. He writes on a wide range of art, and has brought particular attention to global art practices through his extensive travels to Africa, China, and other regions for The Times. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cotter received an A.B. from Harvard College, where he studied poetry with Robert Lowell and was an editor of the Harvard Advocate. He later received an M.A. from the City University of New York in American modernism, and an M. Phil in early Indian Buddhist art from Columbia University, where he studied Sanskrit and taught Indian and Islamic art.
About the Paul J. Cronin Memorial Lecture
The Paul J. Cronin Memorial Lecture series was established in 1981 to consider topics broadly focused on changing attitudes towards twentieth and twenty-first century art. The Cronin Lecture series is made possible by a generous grant to deCordova from the Grover J. Cronin Memorial Foundation.
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Artist Talks and Lectures
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