John Hanhardt, senior curator of film and media arts at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, will deliver the Annual Fales Lecture in English and American Literature at New York University on Thursday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m.

He will speak on “Off the Beaten Path: Archiving the Creative Process in Late Twentieth Century Art.” The lecture, which is free and open to the public, takes place at NYU’s Bobst Library, 3rd floor, Fales Collection, 70 Washington Square South. Reservations are suggested; call 212.992.9018 or email:

As senior curator of film and media arts at the Guggenheim Museum, Hanhardt is responsible for developing the museum’s collection and exhibiting programs for film and media arts worldwide. Among the exhibitions he has curated are the major retrospective, “The Worlds of Nam June Paik” and “Bill Viola: Going Forth By Day.” Previously, he was with the Whitney Museum of American Art for over 20 years as curator of film and video and head of the department.

Hanhardt has also collaborated on a variety of outside projects and publications with such institutions as the Bohen Foundation, The American Center in Paris, and the Fundacio Antoni Tapies. He is the editor of the book Video Culture: A Critical Investigation and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Electronic Arts Intermix.

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