Erie Art Museum to host discussion on Richard Bellamy’s contributions to art

Category:  The Arts
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 5:25 PM

The Erie Art Museum will host author and curator Judith Stein for a discussion on Richard Bellamy’s contributions to “Pop, Op, Minimalism, Conceptualism” and various other art movements in the 1960s.

Stein — author of “Eye of the Sixties” — will be accompanied by Erie resident Al Richardson for a conversation in an attempt to put Bellamy’s name to his works which “influences the modern trajectory of the art world,” a process in which Bellamy tried to stay relatively unknown throughout, according to a release from the museum.

“Renowned for first recognizing and showcasing an amazing array of talent that included Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, Bellamy’s legacy is brought to light by Stein’s vibrant portrayal of both the gallerist and the artistic culture of the time,” states the release.

Stein has a doctorate in art history from the University of Pennsylvania and has had her writing appear in “Art in America,” “Art News” and “The New York Times Book Review.” She was also an arts critic for National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air” and “Morning Edition.”

For more information, contact John Vanco at (814) 459-5477 or

Kimberly Firestine is the arts editor fot The Spectator. She can be reached at 

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