• Livestream Environments Examined Lecture | Women Painting Landscape: Eliza Greatorex, Julia Beers & Their Circle

    Thursday, January 28, 2021
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Add to Calendar 01/28/2021 5:30 PM 01/28/2021 6:30 PM America/New_York Livestream Environments Examined Lecture | Women Painting Landscape: Eliza Greatorex, Julia Beers & Their Circle

    Professor Katherine Manthorne, Graduate  Center, City University of NewYork

    Free and open to the public | Suggested $10 donation for Not-Yet-Members
    Location: Zoom | Register to receive link 

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    This program is presented in memory of David Grey who, with his wife Laura, was an enthusiastic collector of Hudson River School paintings and a great friend to museums around the country. He shared his knowledge and enthusiasm; supported scholarship and programming; and made numerous loans of their collection for exhibitions across the nation.

    Lecture Description

    The Hudson River, Adirondacks and Rocky Mountains were long thought to be the preserve of male artists. This illustrated presentation highlights the outdoor travels and adventures of Eliza Greatorex, Julia Hart Beers and other women in the Rockwell Museum collection who shattered gender barriers to pursue their passion for landscape. Close study of their work reveals a distinct sensitivity to human interaction with nature and environmental issues.

    About Prof. Katherine Manthorne

    Katherine Manthorne, a specialist in modern art of the Americas, earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University.  Prior to joining the faculty at the Graduate Center of City University of New York she was Director of the Research Center at Smithsonian’s American Art Museum. Her fellowships include Tyson Scholarship at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Terra Foundation Professor, Free University, Berlin; and Senior Fulbright Research Fellow, University of Venice. Her scholarship had long focused on landscape and hemispheric dimensions of American art, beginning with Tropical Renaissance. North American Artists Exploring Latin America, 1839-1879 (1989) and continuing in California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820 to 1930 (2017).

    Eager to better highlight the role of women within the visual culture of the Americas, her book Film and Modern American Art: The Dialogue between Cinema and Painting (Routledge, available in paperback, 2020) included a chapter on women of the silent era. Two new books continue that focus: Women in the Dark: American Female Photographers 1850-1900 (Schiffer Publishing, 2020) and Restless Enterprise: The Art and Life of Eliza Pratt Greatorex (U. of California Press, 2020). She lives in NYC with her husband James Lancel McElhinney and their cat Maeve.


    This event will be livestreamed. Once you register, you will receive an email with simple instructions on how to join the virtual event with your computer, mobile phone or tablet. 

    This event will be recorded. 

     

    Professor Katherine Manthorne, Graduate  Center, City University of NewYork

    Free and open to the public | Suggested $10 donation for Not-Yet-Members
    Location: Zoom | Register to receive link 

    CLICK TO REGISTER

    This program is presented in memory of David Grey who, with his wife Laura, was an enthusiastic collector of Hudson River School paintings and a great friend to museums around the country. He shared his knowledge and enthusiasm; supported scholarship and programming; and made numerous loans of their collection for exhibitions across the nation.

    Lecture Description

    The Hudson River, Adirondacks and Rocky Mountains were long thought to be the preserve of male artists. This illustrated presentation highlights the outdoor travels and adventures of Eliza Greatorex, Julia Hart Beers and other women in the Rockwell Museum collection who shattered gender barriers to pursue their passion for landscape. Close study of their work reveals a distinct sensitivity to human interaction with nature and environmental issues.

    About Prof. Katherine Manthorne

    Katherine Manthorne, a specialist in modern art of the Americas, earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University.  Prior to joining the faculty at the Graduate Center of City University of New York she was Director of the Research Center at Smithsonian’s American Art Museum. Her fellowships include Tyson Scholarship at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Terra Foundation Professor, Free University, Berlin; and Senior Fulbright Research Fellow, University of Venice. Her scholarship had long focused on landscape and hemispheric dimensions of American art, beginning with Tropical Renaissance. North American Artists Exploring Latin America, 1839-1879 (1989) and continuing in California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820 to 1930 (2017).

    Eager to better highlight the role of women within the visual culture of the Americas, her book Film and Modern American Art: The Dialogue between Cinema and Painting (Routledge, available in paperback, 2020) included a chapter on women of the silent era. Two new books continue that focus: Women in the Dark: American Female Photographers 1850-1900 (Schiffer Publishing, 2020) and Restless Enterprise: The Art and Life of Eliza Pratt Greatorex (U. of California Press, 2020). She lives in NYC with her husband James Lancel McElhinney and their cat Maeve.


    This event will be livestreamed. Once you register, you will receive an email with simple instructions on how to join the virtual event with your computer, mobile phone or tablet. 

    This event will be recorded.