Join us for an exciting Author Talk with the talented Prudence Peiffer, author of The Slip, at The Fralin Museum of Art!

For just over a decade, from 1956 to 1967, a collection of dilapidated former sail-making warehouses clustered at the lower tip of Manhattan became the quiet epicenter of the art world. Coenties Slip, a dead-end street near the water, was home to a circle of wildly talented and varied artists that included Robert Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, James Rosenquist, Delphine Seyrig, Lenore Tawney, and Jack Youngerman.

In The Slip, art historian Prudence Peiffer examines their unique community of unbridled creative expression and experimentation, and describes how the works they made at the Slip would go on to change the course of American art.

This lecture takes place in Campbell Hall, Room 153. Following the talk, a reception and special viewing of recently acquired artworks will be held in the Fralin gallery. Parking is available in the museum lot on Rugby Rd. and in Culbreth Parking Garage.

This event is presented in partnership with UVA’s Fralin Museum of Art. Thank you to our generous sponsors the Gladys S. Blizzard Endowed Lecture Fund and The Fralin Museum of Art Volunteer Board.

Please note: This ticketed event is sold out.

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  • This event is free, but tickets are required.
  • Events run one hour. Book sales and signings take place immediately after each event, and may run a half-hour or more.
  • For Covid protocol, please see our Festival Info page. For accessibility needs, contact Ray Nedzel by March 1.
  • All Festival authors and speakers represent themselves, and do not speak on behalf of Virginia Humanities or the University of Virginia.

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