Galleries of Contemporary Art
Seat of Learning

Image credit: Jane Lackey and Thomas Lehn, Vintage child’s writing desk (Seat of Learning detail), found object, dimensions variable, 2018.

Seat of Learning

February 27–May 16, 2020

GOCA Ent Center

Jane Lackey & Thomas Lehn


Events are free, but space is limited—register to secure your spot.

Opening Reception
February 27, 5:00 PM–8:00 PM

Seat of Learning is an art installation investigating time, movement, memory, knowledge, and how we learn from material objects. The concept originated when the artists found a vintage school desk that encapsulated 20th-century early learning through its patina, material presence, and history of use. Gathering stories from a diverse range of individuals and objects from across the western United States and the Pikes Peak region, the artists will present a selection as creative content for the final installation. Lackey and Lehn will work with UCCS students to create the installation, further layering the learning experience embodied by this installation.

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