Lecture with Riva Lehrer

Lecture with Riva Lehrer


Riva will be presenting about her work with lunch to follow at Nebraska Wesleyan University, in Callen Conference Room -- on the lower level of Smith-Curtis (faces South). The best entrance to use is along the west side of the building, on the lower level. (Entrance faces West, and has no stairs). But either entrance is fine to use.The back side of Smith-Curtis is located at the corner of 51st and Madison.

Riva Lehrer is an artist, writer and curator whose work focuses on issues of physical identity and the socially challenged body. She is best known for representations of people with impairments, and those whose sexuality or gender identity have long been stigmatized.

Ms. Lehrer’s work has been seen in venues including the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian, the United Nations, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, the Arnot Museum, the DeCordova Museum, the Frye Museum, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the State of Illinois Museum.  She has been a visiting artist and lecturer across the US and Europe.

Awards include the 2015 Three Arts Residency Fellowship at the University of Illinois; the 2014 Mellon Residency Fellowship at Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges; the 2009 Prairie Fellowship at the Ragdale Foundation. Grants include the 2009 Critical Fierceness Grant, the 2008 Three Arts Foundation Grant, and the 2006 Wynn Newhouse Award for Excellence, (NYC).  Other awards include those from the Illinois Arts Council, the University of Illinois, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

A longtime faculty member of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and other institutions, Riva Lehrer is currently instructor in Medical Humanities at Northwestern University.

Date & Time
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Event Location
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Callen Conference Room -- on the lower level of Smith-Curtis (faces South)
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
68504-27 Lincoln , NE

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