Nicholas Cullinan – Cy Twombly: Rewriting History

Friday, November 20, 2015–6:00 PM
AAR Lecture Room
Via Angelo Masina, 5
Rome, Italy
Nicholas Cullinan - Cy Twombly: Rewriting History

This event is part of the New Work in the Arts & Humanities: Bodies of Knowledge series.

The lecture will consider the revivification of the past, whether it be history or myth, in Cy Twombly’s paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography.

Nicholas Cullinan is director of the National Portrait Gallery in London. He was previously curator of modern and contemporary art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and curator of international modern art at Tate Modern in London, where he curated, with Nicholas Serota, the 2008 exhibition Cy Twombly: Cycles and Seasons. In 2011 Cullinan organized the exhibition Twombly and Poussin: Arcadian Painters at Dulwich Picture Gallery in London. He has lectured and published widely on Twombly.

The event will be held in English. You can watch it live at

The exhibition Cy Twombly, Photographer can be visited the same evening from 4pm to 7pm in the Gallery of the American Academy in Rome.