Gallery Tour with Professor Michael Schwager
In this intimate setting, Michael Schwager will give his own personal tour of the contemporary art in the exhibition, Unpacked, during which he will discuss the works in relation to one another and within the context of modern art, as well the role of the private collector in the contemporary art world.
Michael Schwager has been teaching art history at Sonoma State University for 27 years, as well as being the Director of the University Art Gallery. He joined the faculty at SSU after more than a decade working in several California art museums, including the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Richmond Art Center, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Since 1985, Michael has curated, lectured on, and written about Modern and Contemporary Art with a focus on the work of Northern California artists. From 2003 to 2009 (concurrent with his position at SSU), he served as Curator at the di Rosa Museum, where he managed their extensive collection of Bay Area art and organized many exhibitions. Michael is a graduate of California College of Arts and has an MA in Museum Studies from JFK University.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the Talk begins at 7:00 p.m.