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"Art of the Times" panel discussion to feature Op-Ed artists, May 1

May 1, 2008 (All day)

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"Art of the Times (times four)," will the topic of a panel discussion at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.

The event will feature Op-Ed artists Douglas Florian, Brad Holland, Frances Jetter and Mark Podwal. Stanley Katz, faculty chair of the undergraduate program, director of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies and director of the fellowship of Woodrow Wilson scholars, will moderate the panel.

Douglas Florian began doing drawings for the Op-Ed page and book review of The New York Times while attending Queens College. He has also done drawings and covers for The New Yorker magazine, and has written and illustrated several children's books, including the national bestseller, “insectlopedia.”

Brad Holland is a self taught artist and writer whose work has appeared in publications such as Time magazine, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Playboy and The New York Times, among others. He has painted CD covers for Ray Charles, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Billy Joel.

For more than 30 years Frances Jetter’s prints have appeared in publications including The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Progressive, the Village Voice, Time magazine and the Nation. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums around the U.S. and in Europe. She has been on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts since 1979.

Mark Podwal may be best known for his political drawings on The New York Times Op-Ed page. In addition, he is the author and illustrator of numerous books including “DOCTORED DRAWINGS which focuses on the major public health issues of our time. His art is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Fogg Art Museum and the Library of Congress.

Stanley Katz is president emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies. His recent research focuses upon the relationship of civil society and constitutionalism to democracy, and upon the relationship of the United States to the international human rights regime.

This discussion is in conjunction with the exhibit in Bernstein Gallery and is being sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. It is free and open to the public. A reception in the gallery will immediately follow the panel.