The University Art Museum hosts Richard Shiff in a lecture, "Bridget Riley: We Cannot Quite See" Thursday, Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Clinton Adams Gallery. The lecture is held in conjunction with the exhibition in the main gallery of Bridget Riley's work, "Hidden Squares."

Shiff is a professor of Art, Effie Marie Cain Regents chair and director of the Center for the study of Modernism at the University of Texas at Austin. His scholarly interests range broadly across the field of modern and contemporary art and theory.

Riley is among the select number of radically innovative artists of the past century. For decades, her art has succeeded in resisting pictoral order and composition as it is commonly known. 

Funding for this lecture series is provided in part by the Department of Art and Art History at UNM and by the Allene H. and Walter P. Kleweno Lecture Series Fund. For more information, visit the Art Museum website or call (505) 277-4001.