American Australian Association (AAA)

The Shock of the New: Robert Hughes, his life and work

Event Description

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the release of his landmark documentary series The Shock of the New and its accompanying book, a remarkable group of the late Robert Hughes’ inner circle discusses his life and work.


The much celebrated Australian novelist Peter Carey and two of America’s leading arts writers – The New Yorker magazine’s Adam Gopnik and The New York Times’  Michael Kimmelman – join the President of the American Friends Michael Maher for a riveting, insightful and intimate look at the man widely regarded as the greatest art critic of his generation.


Please email Belinda Jackson to confirm your attendance.


USA – Monday, 20 July 7pm – 8pm EDT | 4pm – 5pm PST
Australia – Tuesday, 21 July 9am – 10am AEST | 7am – 8am AWST