These two illustrated lectures will provide an in depth look into works recently acquired by the museum, which are currently a part of the Recent Acquisitions exhibition (on view through March 10). Important American modernists, Marguerite Zorach, William Zorach, and Georgia O’Keeffe, were all born in 1880s and became significant artistic figures in the twentieth century—inspired as they were by nature and by the feminine.
Lecture One—Marguerite & William Zorach
Wednesday, February 27, 2 p.m.
Painter and textile artist Marguerite Thompson Zorach and painter and sculptor William Zorach were a well-known couple within early 20th century modernist circles, and throughout their careers. Both artists incorporated elements of the environment they knew best: their family, friends and surroundings. Identical motifs appear from time to time in a range of works by both artists, including the works on view in the exhibition: a block print by Marguerite Zorach and two works, an art deco linocut and a watercolor by William Zorach. Assistant Curator Jane Bianco will discuss the distinctive and sometimes similar viewpoints conveyed by these and other works by the Zorachs.
Lecture Two—The Early Drawings of Georgia O’Keeffe
Wednesday, March 6, 2 p.m.
O’Keeffe’s famed career began in 1917 when she first showed a series of drawings and watercolors at Alfred Stieglitz’s 291 Gallery in New York City. By focusing on two recent acquisitions of her early work, this lecture examines the importance of drawing and watercolors in her art practice and in the critical reception of her ground-breaking imagery. Susan Danly, former Senior Curator at the Portland Museum of Art and author of Georgia O’Keeffe and the Camera: The Art of Identity will discuss how these two facets of O’Keeffe’s life became so intertwined.
Location: Farnsworth auditorium
Cost: Series reservation(s)—Farnsworth members $20, $26 nonmembers; Individual lectures are available—$ 12 members, $16 nonmembers—by calling the Education Department at 207-596-0949.
Please note that there are no hard copy tickets that will be given to you in advance. Your name will be added to a reservation list and we will check you in at the door prior to each lecture or program.