Hal Foster, the Townsend Martin Class of 1917 Professor and Chair of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, gave a lecture titled "The Gorgon's Head of a Boundless Terror Smiles out of the Fantastic Destruction: Modern Art and Mimetic Excess," in Hollis Cornell Auditorium on July 15, 2008.

Foster is an internationally renowned critic and author of books on post-modernism in art.

The event was sponsored by the School of Criticism and Theory.

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