Hartwick College alumna Brooke Anderson of the American Folk Art Museum will deliver a lecture at 7 tonight titled "Martin Ramirez: Mexico, Motifs and Memory."

Anderson, director and curator of the New York City museum's Contemporary Center, will give the free, open lecture in the Anderson Center for the Arts Theatre on the Hartwick College campus in Oneonta. The class of 1984 member curated an exhibit of Ramirez's works for the museum, according to a media release.

Ramirez (1895-1963) created nearly 300 drawings within the confines of DeWitt State Hospital in northern California, where he resided the last 15 years of his life. Ramirez has been codified primarily as a "schizophrenic artist," presenters said; the project goes beyond the boundaries of Ramirez's diagnosis of mental illness and considers the artistic quality and merit of his artwork.

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