Peter Hutton: Landscape and Time
Peter Hutton, Charles Franklin Kellogg and Grace E. Ramsey Kellogg Professor of the Arts, Bard College. One of our great poets of place and time, Peter Hutton (1944–2016) is renowned for his 16mm films on urban sites and waterways (his 1997 film Study of a River was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 2010). As the Charles Franklin Kellogg and Grace E. Ramsey Kellogg Professor of the Arts at Bard College, where he had taught since 1984, Hutton instructed generations of artists in 16mm film production. On January 25, 2015, he presented four of his films at the National Gallery of Art: New York Portrait: Two (1980–1981); Łódź Symphony (1991–1993); Study of a River (1997); and an excerpt from Three Landscapes (2013), his last completed work. The program, Peter Hutton: Landscape and Time, was followed by a discussion with the audience.