Assembly Series speakers 2016

“What’s Fair: Street Art, Appropriation Art, and the Law”

By Barbara Rea on December 16, 2015 in / No Comments

The saying goes that bad artists imitate, great artists steal. But not every artist feels honored upon discovering their work has been appropriated by another. When there's a legal challenge, it's up to the courts to determine what is fair, and according to cultural assets attorney Kevin Ray, it'...

daniel mendelsohn biggs 2016

“An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic”

By Barbara Rea on December 11, 2015 in / No Comments

An acclaimed memoirist, essayist, and cultural critic, Mendelsohn is also a classicist whose work moves seamlessly between high and low culture and displays a writing style that combines scholarly rigor with conversational ease.

"Arguably the best writer and critic at work today" -- The N...