Conversation with Power Boothe and Dr. George Smith

Join us for a conversation between Nothing, Then Everything artist Power Boothe and Dr. George Smith as they explore Boothe’s career, philosophy, and artistic process.

Dr. Smith is the Founding President and Edgar E. Coons, Jr. Professor of New Philosophy at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.

Reception: 5:30 pm
Gallery Talk: 6 pm

Cost: Members $10 / No-members $15

RSVP to 860.443.2545 ext. 2129 or email us.

About Power Boothe
Boothe’s work is represented in public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the British Museum in the UK, as well as many private collections nationally and internationally.

Boothe has received numerous grants, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Pollock/Krasner Foundation Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship for painting.

Boothe is a Professor of Painting at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, where he served as Dean from 2001 to 2010. He grew up in Lafayette, CA. He studied painting at the California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute, then after receiving a BA in Painting from Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, he came to New York as a student in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in 1967. He lived and worked as an artist for three decades in New York City before moving to Connecticut in 2001.

About Dr. George Smith
Smith founded the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts in 2006. IDSVA is the first school in the world to offer a PhD in philosophy especially designed for visual artists, curators, and creative scholars. Professor Smith serves on the IDSVA Core Faculty and writes on literature, the visual arts, visual culture, psychoanalytic theory, and philosophy of education. He is the author of The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy (Routledge 2018) and The Artist-Philosopher and Poetic Hermeneutics (Routledge 2021.)


Jun 18 2024


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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