Lecture by John Thomason
John Cage may never have completed 4’33” if not for the confluence of intellectual and artistic currents he encountered as a summer instructor at North Carolina’s Black Mountain College in 1948 and 1952. In particular, Cage’s encounter with Robert Rauschenberg’s White Paintings, he claimed, gave him “the courage to take the path, come what may.” This talk explores these encounters, focusing on Cage’s complicated relationship with Josef Albers, the rector of the College at the time of Cage’s arrival.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by the Pomona College Humanities Studio.
- Wednesday, September 26, 2018
- 4:15pm - 5:30pm
- Founders Room
- Honnold/Mudd Library