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Mays Symposium | Day 2

Feb 01, 8:30 AM–12:00 PM

John L. Santikos Auditorium

Ticket Price: Two Day Non Members $75 | Two Day Students $25 | One Day Non Members $40 | One Day Students $15

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Add to Calendar 2/01/2020 8:30 AM 2/01/2020 12:00 PM America/Chicago Mays Symposium | Day 2

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or so they say. But how do we define beauty, and to what extent does perceived beauty—or ugliness—influence the creativity and products of artists and designers? Join our distinguished speakers as they explore the disciplines of art and design to interrogate the concept of beauty and its influence on our society. For the Day 1 Symposium schedule please click here.

Schedule for Day 2 of the Symposium:

Refreshments: 8:30 a.m.

Doors Open: 9:00 a.m.

Lecture with Eleazar Hernandez: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion: 10:45-12:00 p.m.

Eleazar Hernandez is the Design Executive and Founder of Creative Culture Design and Digital. He started this company with the vision of providing strategic communications solutions to companies that want to reach rapidly growing multicultural audiences. His work has been displayed at the Smithsonian Museo Alameda and recognized by LogoLounge, the American Advertising Federation, American Graphic Design Awards, and Tellys. Listed as one of the country's top designers in Graphic Design: USA People to Watch, he recently authored his first book, Leading Creative Teams

His lecture is titled, "Design: The Utilization of Beauty, the Creation of Desire."


For the panel discussion, Sarah Lawrence, PhD, and Eleazar Hernandez will be joined by Stephen Burks and Andrei Pop, PhD:

Stephen Burks is the Creator and Designer of  Stephen Burks Man Made Studio. Burks dedicates his work to bridging authentic craft traditions, industrial manufacturing, and contemporary design. With his New York–based studio, he has produced innovative products, furniture, lighting, and exhibitions for a range of international clients including B&B Italia, Boffi, Cappellini, Dedar, Dedon, Harry Winston, Missoni, Moroso, Parachilna, Roche Bobois and Swarovski. He won the 2015 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Product Design and is currently a 2019 Harvard Loeb Fellow.

Andrei Pop, PhD is a Associate Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, Art History, and the College of Modern Art and Aesthetics, at the University of Chicago. Pop is interested in the relationship between art and science, in dramatic and narrative art (particularly in the classical tradition), and in how modernity deals with the past. These interests intersect with others in the logic of fiction; art historiography; cartoons, comics, and caricatures; popular music and science fiction; and beauty and ugliness. In short, Pop  studies various aspects of the nature of art and what role it plays in the good life and the bad.

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or so they say. But how do we define beauty, and to what extent does perceived beauty—or ugliness—influence the creativity and products of artists and designers? Join our distinguished speakers as they explore the disciplines of art and design to interrogate the concept of beauty and its influence on our society. For the Day 1 Symposium schedule please click here.

Schedule for Day 2 of the Symposium:

Refreshments: 8:30 a.m.

Doors Open: 9:00 a.m.

Lecture with Eleazar Hernandez: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion: 10:45-12:00 p.m.

Eleazar Hernandez is the Design Executive and Founder of Creative Culture Design and Digital. He started this company with the vision of providing strategic communications solutions to companies that want to reach rapidly growing multicultural audiences. His work has been displayed at the Smithsonian Museo Alameda and recognized by LogoLounge, the American Advertising Federation, American Graphic Design Awards, and Tellys. Listed as one of the country's top designers in Graphic Design: USA People to Watch, he recently authored his first book, Leading Creative Teams

His lecture is titled, "Design: The Utilization of Beauty, the Creation of Desire."


For the panel discussion, Sarah Lawrence, PhD, and Eleazar Hernandez will be joined by Stephen Burks and Andrei Pop, PhD:

Stephen Burks is the Creator and Designer of  Stephen Burks Man Made Studio. Burks dedicates his work to bridging authentic craft traditions, industrial manufacturing, and contemporary design. With his New York–based studio, he has produced innovative products, furniture, lighting, and exhibitions for a range of international clients including B&B Italia, Boffi, Cappellini, Dedar, Dedon, Harry Winston, Missoni, Moroso, Parachilna, Roche Bobois and Swarovski. He won the 2015 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Product Design and is currently a 2019 Harvard Loeb Fellow.

Andrei Pop, PhD is a Associate Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, Art History, and the College of Modern Art and Aesthetics, at the University of Chicago. Pop is interested in the relationship between art and science, in dramatic and narrative art (particularly in the classical tradition), and in how modernity deals with the past. These interests intersect with others in the logic of fiction; art historiography; cartoons, comics, and caricatures; popular music and science fiction; and beauty and ugliness. In short, Pop  studies various aspects of the nature of art and what role it plays in the good life and the bad.

The Mays Symposium is an annual arts symposium sponsored by the Mays Family Foundation.

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