Anne Cheng's ‘The Human Ornament’ visits Art Museum Study Room Study Room

May 4, 2022

Professor of English Anne Cheng’s spring 2022 course “The Human Ornament,” which is interested in the confusion between persons and things, was able to go to the Art Museum’s off-site study room where they studied and were able to be in the same room with original artworks from contemporary artists such as Lorna Simpson, Hannah Wilke, Dennis Oppenheim, and Yeesookyung. Of particular interests to the class were these artists’ deployment of anthropomorphic objects, their highly mediated approaches to self-representation and embodiment.