Terra Foundation-supported Events

Lecture: “Object–Body–Building: Claes Oldenburg and the Poetry of Scale”

Lecturer Wouter Davidts, head of the Visual Arts Programme of Sint Lucas University College of Art and Design, in Antwerp, will demonstrate how Claes Oldenburg has used scale as a vital sculptural strategy against the backdrop of post-war American and European cityscapes.

Object–Body–Building: Claes Oldenburg and the Poetry of Scale is part of the Terra Lectures in Americanist Postmodern—an annual lecture series and corresponding one-day seminar at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago that provides a central platform for this growing body of scholarship and affords a unique opportunity to interact with and learn from the preeminent scholars in the field of Americanist art history.

This lecture will take place in the MacLean Ballroom. For more information, please visit: