ABOUT THE EVENT
The Jack Warner Symposium | "For America" Co-Curators and American Art Scholars
Explore the Museum's newest exhibition, For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design, with exhibition co-curators, Jeremiah W. McCarthy, Associate Curator, American Federation of Arts, and Diana Thompson, Director of Collections and Curatorial Affairs, National Academy of Design, as well as special guest Dr. Akela Reason, Associate Professor of History, University of Georgia.
The afternoon will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a guided tour of the exhibition, followed by a wine and cheese reception in the Stanley Works Center for Education and Community Development. At 3 p.m., exhibition co-curators McCarthy and Thompson will present on the role the National Academy of Design had in shaping the American art scene.
This will be followed with a lecture by Dr. Reason titled Artistic Friendship in the Gilded Age: William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, and Henry Ossawa Tanner. In this presentation, she will look at the close knit-friendships forged among artists in late-nineteenth century America, which allowed American artists to draw inspiration from each other instead of solely from European styles and artistic notions.
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