Museum director to speak on ‘Censorship in the Arts’

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Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:00
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SYLVANIA—Guest lecturer Brian Kennedy, director of the Toledo Museum of Art is speaking on “Censorship in the Arts” during the 2012 Sr. Jane Mary Sorosiak Lecture Series.

The presentation begins at 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Franciscan Center in Sylvania.

Dr. Kennedy is a respected historian, curator and art historian and has extensive experience in senior leadership positions at art museums in Australia, Ireland and the United States.

“We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Brian Kennedy present for our lecture series,” says Erin Palmer Szavuly, chair of the art department. “Dr. Kennedy’s vast knowledge and engaging personality will provide for a very enjoyable and informative afternoon.”

The Lourdes University Lecture Series was established in 2011 by Lourdes alumnus George Brymer and his wife Vicky. Mr. Brymer received both his bachelor and master’s degrees from Lourdes and is the president of All Square Inc. and an author. The purpose behind the series is to give students an opportunity to learn from and communicate directly with individuals working in art-related fields.

Sylvania Franciscan Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak is an accomplished professor and artist. After teaching at Cardinal Stritch High School for 14 years, she joined the Lourdes community, where she served for nearly 30 years as assistant professor for the art department. Her ceramic and mural works are on display across the nation, from Texas to California to Ohio.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Erin at 419-824-3685 or

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