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Kirk Johnson, former National Correspondent for the New York Times, to speak at DePauw University on May 9th, 2023

Artist Julie Green, The Last Supper

April 10, 2023

Hosted by the Department of Art and Art History at the Peeler Art Center
Supported by the Carol Bowers Norris Endowed Artists/Speakers Series


Tues, May 9, 2023 at 4:30pm
4:30pm public talk: “The Art of Julie Green”
Peeler Art Center Auditorium, 10 West Hanna St, Greencastle, IN 46135

The Department of Art and Art History will host Kirk Johnson as a visiting speaker on May 8-10th, 2023. Johnson is a former National Correspondent for the New York Times who wrote about crime, the environment, economics, politics, sports, the arts and many other subjects over a 38-year career at the paper, and was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2001 for the series, “How Race is Lived in America.”

Johnson and artist Julie Green met in 2013 when he wrote about “The Last Supper,” for the Times’ Arts section. Their friendship continued over the years, and in 2020, Green invited him as a partner on a book project for “First Meal,” Green’s art series about wrongful conviction. Their book will be published this fall by Oregon State University Press.

In addition to his public talk, Johnson will meet with students from the Department of Art and Art History and the Media Fellows program.


Meredith Brickell, Professor of Art, meredithbrickell@depauw.edu
Misti Scott, Outreach & Programs Manager Peeler Art Center, mscott@depauw.edu, 765-658-4336