The UNM Art Museum's Distinguished Speaker Series presents "Cold Intimacy/ Hot Entanglement: Meaning in Combinations," a lecture by Barbara Maria Stafford on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. The lecture is in conjunction with the exhibition "Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008."

Stafford's research in the visual sciences illuminates the history of perception as it intersects across many disciplines. Her book "Body Criticism" led Nagatani to think about the healing power of light, the central theme of his Chromatherapy series.

Stafford is professor at Georgia Tech in Atlanta and William B. Ogden distinguished service professor, emerita at the University of Chicago. Her published works include "Echo Objects: The Cognitive Work of Images," "Devices of Wonder" and "Good Looking. Essays on the Virtue of Images." "A Field Guide to a New Meta-Field: Bridging the Humanities-Neurosciences Divide" will be published by the University of Chicago press next year.

All talks in the Distinguished Speaker Series are free and open to the public at the UNM Art Museum, Center for the Arts. The series is sponsored by the UNM Art Museum in cooperation with the Department of Art & Art History. The museum is open Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday: 1-4 p.m. and during evening talks.