The Erie Art Museum will be hosting a lecture on March 23rd at 7 p.m. by author and curator Judith S
The art world exploded in the 1960s—with Pop, Op, Minimalism, Conceptualism, and variety of
other movements—and Richard Bellamy was at the center of it. On March 23 at 7 p.m. the Erie
Art Museum hosts author and curator Judith Stein and Erie resident Al Richardson for a
discussion about Bellamy and his role in the development of American art.
Bellamy influenced the modern trajectory of the art world, but worked hard to stay relatively
unknown throughout the process. Judith Stein’s recent book, Eye of the Sixties, attempts to
reverse this anonymity. Renowned for first recognizing and showcasing an amazing array of
talent that included Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, Bellamy’s legacy is
brought to light by Stein’s vibrant portrayal of both the gallerist and the artistic culture of the
Joining Stein will be one of Bellamy’s friends from childhood, Al Richardson, well known
locally as a community activist and philanthropist who has been frequently recognized for his
generous support of educational, environmental, and civic justice issues. Judith Stein holds a
Ph.D. in art history from the University of Pennsylvania and an extensive curatorial resume. Her
writing has appeared in Art in America, Art News, and The New York Times Book Review. She
was previously an arts reviewer for National Public Radio’s Fresh Air and Morning Edition.
Along with Stein’s multi-media presentation and readings there will be a conversation with Al
Richardson about Bellamy.