An Evening with Sarah Vowell
Photo by Bennett Miller
On April 11, 2014, Sarah Vowell will deliver the 8th annual Twain Lecture on American Humor and Culture.
Event is free and open to the public
"Ignorance of Art" Contest
This contest will soon be open for 2013-2014. Please check back regularly for updates.
MARK TWAIN believed that understanding art inhibits the viewer’s ability to enjoy artwork. According to Twain, a viewer who supposedly understands art can actually “find nothing in pictures but blemishes.” By contrast, a viewer who is ignorant of art often has a deeper appreciation of it. The Twain Lecture Series shares and embraces Twain’s ignorance of art and presents the “Ignorance of Art” Contest. Entrants will create artwork highlighting Twain’s life and works. Winning pieces will be used in publications and mailings for The Twain Lecture Series.
To view complete contest guidelines, click here.
THIS YEAR'S WINNING ARTWORK:
Breanna Thorne, '16
Shannon Rafferty, '14
Andrew Kolody, '98