The UNM Art Museum's Distinguished Speaker Series presents "We are all Animals of Language," a lecture by Lesley Dill in conjunction with the exhibition "Tamarind Touchstones: Fabulous at 50," on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in the Main Gallery.

Dill is recognized for using a variety of media and techniques to explore themes of language, the body and transformational experience through sculpture, photography and performance. She creates editions combining traditional techniques including lithography, silkscreen and etching with collaged elements. The talk includes an excerpt from Dill's performance project, "Divide Light," an opera based on Emily Dickinson's language. She has been a visiting artist at Tamarind Institute.

The Distinguished Speaker Series is sponsored by the UNM Art Museum in cooperation with the Department of Art & Art History.

Also in the Main Gallery, the dean of the College of Fine Arts and the Department of Art & Art History present "Piranesi as Historian," a lecture by Hyde Minor, associate professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m.

The UNM Art Museum, located in the Center for the Arts, is open Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m. and during events.