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This is Not A Test: Artist Dave Loewenstein Public Lecture

CONWAY, Ark. (January 24, 2020) — Dave Loewenstein, noted muralist, printmaker, and arts organizer based in Lawrence, Kan., will deliver a public lecture, “This is Not A Test,” on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 at 4:10 p.m. in the Hundley-Shell Theater in the Miller Creative Quad on the Hendrix College campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the theater lobby.

In addition to his more than than twenty public art works in Kansas, examples of Loewenstein’s dynamic and richly colored community-based murals can be found across the United States, and in Northern Ireland, South Korea, and Brazil. Loewenstein’s prints, which focus on social justice issues, are exhibited internationally are are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Yale University, and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles. He is the co-author of Kansas Murals: A Traveler’s Guide, and is the subject of “Called to Walls,” a feature length documentary that premiered in 2016.

“Even before the museum opens its doors in October, the Windgate Museum of Art is fortunate to launch its programming activity with an artist of Dave’s reputation,” said Mary Kennedy, director/curator of the Windgate Museum of Art. “Dave is a dynamic and provocative speaker. I think audiences will be compelled by the case he makes for the intersection of art and social justice.”

For more information, contact Amanda Cheatham at 501-328-2383 or

About the Windgate Museum of Art

The Windgate Museum of Art is the new art museum located on the campus of Hendrix College. Scheduled to open in October 2020, the museum is a 5,000 square-foot, environmentally controlled space that includes three exhibition galleries. With a vision to be the premier teaching museum in Arkansas, the WMA will present outstanding art exhibitions, compelling educational programs, and invigorating social activities for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus. Free and open to all, the museum will use hands-on experiences to train students in all facets of museum work, including curatorial research, collection management, educational and social programming, marketing and communications, as well as all aspects of exhibition research, planning, installation, and evaluation. The Windgate Museum of Art is made possible with the generous support of the Windgate Foundation and the Alice L. Walton Foundation.