You spent most of your college career dodging lectures, spending afternoons watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes in lieu of macroeconomics class. But now — now that you’re working so hard to repay the loans that enabled said truancy — suddenly you love lectures. Maybe it’s because you couldn’t enjoy the college versions with a cocktail and a good friend. Or maybe it’s because getting insight into an artist’s process is infinitely more exciting than say, supply-side economics. And when said artist is as captivating as Kiki Smith, feminist heavy-hitter and multimedia wonder, you don’t want to miss a second. Smith dabbles in art of all kinds: photography, painting and sculpture, and of course it’s the sculpture that makes her the featured attraction of the Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Lecture Series in Contemporary Sculpture and Criticism at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Her influential and non-traditional takes on anatomy changed the way we consider the female form in art, and her ruminations on death helped bring AIDS consciousness to the forefront of visual art in the 1980s. Save your seat at The Nasher, 2001 Flora St., for this lecture from an artistic visionary. Tickets are $20 to $25 and may be snagged online at nashersculpturecenter.org.
Tue., Jan. 29, 2013