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HEALING ARTS: The Polymathic Collection of Dr. Eugene Rogolsky
From Chicano street art to gay inspired photographs, prints, paintings and sculptures, the polymathic collection of Dr. Eugene Rogolsky, on exhibit at the USC Fisher Museum of Art, is "complex and introspective, and range from sacred to profane." Please join us in a Trojan Family Weekend special event co-sponsored by the Harman Academy for Polymathic Study and Fisher Museum of Art featuring a discussion with noted physician, art collector, Keck Medical professor and practitioner Dr. Rogolsky, Annenberg Professor Larry Gross, and ONE Curator David Evans Frantz. The event will begin at 5p at the Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, DML 241, followed by self-guided tours at the Fisher Museum. Refreshments will be served during both sites of the event.
Eugene Rogolsky, MD
A Generosity of Spirit contextualizes the web of inspiration that motivated a pioneering Beverly Hills AIDS research clinic doctor, Eugene (Gene) Rogolsky, as he accumulated works of art. It hints at the personal and professional relationships he has developed over time, as well as the sociocultural ambience that prevailed in the 1980s, when he was most actively engaged in collecting. Tim Wride, curator of A Generosity of Spirit, says that the Rogolsky Collection “is a collection that is populated by works done by artists who were patients, patients who were friends, and friends who became legends.”
Larry Gross, Professor of Communication
Larry Gross spent 35 years teaching communication at the University of Pennsylvania before joining USC Annenberg in 2003 as director of the School of Communication. Gross was the Sol Worth Professor of Communication and deputy dean of the Ivy League university's Annenberg School for Communication. Gross, who holds degrees from Brandeis University and Columbia University, became a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. A specialist in the areas of media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
David Evans Frantz
David Evans Frantz is Curator of ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles. He has also curated at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Anthology Film Archives, Nottingham Contemporary, and the USC Fisher Museum of Art.