The influence illumination has on visual perception of art is undeniable, yet the conceptual and technical fundamentals of light elude many curators, artists and designers. In addition to discussing lighting techniques that support a range of exhibition concepts, light artist and lighting designer Glenn Shrum (MFAST ’08) will review recent developments in lighting technology. Spanning the fields of design and art, Shrum’s work with light places him at the center of converging disciplines. In addition to his professional activity as president of Flux Studio, he is faculty in Parsons the New School for Design’s M.F.A. Lighting Design program. The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 7 in the Graduate Studio Center Auditorium (131 W. North Ave.) at 10:30 a.m. The lecture is sponsored by the MFA in Curatorial Practice program at the Maryland Institute College of Art.