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Talk: Rethinking “Western” American Art by Carol Clark
June 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am MDT
Rethinking “Western” American Art
Saturday, June 18, 2022
A free, illustrated lecture featuring art historian Dr. Carol Clark
Free and open to the public, but please RSVP to [email protected] if you wish to attend.
Dr. Carol Clark speaks about the legacy of Peter Hassrick as a historian of western American art and offers new ways to see American art through a western lens. To do this, she’ll propose readings of three recently discovered paintings by Charles Deas, one of which was last seen publicly in 1848.
Light refreshments will be served before the program.
Made possible by the Peter Hassrick Public Program Fund.
About the speaker
Carol Clark is the William McCall Vickery 1957 Professor of the History of Art and American Studies, Emerita, at Amherst College. She taught courses that addressed the art of the United States, with a focus on the nineteenth-century and on public art, and co-taught a seminar on museums and society.
She earned a BA in History and an MA in the History of Art from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in the History of Art from Case Western Reserve University. Before coming to Amherst in 1987, she was Prendergast Executive Fellow at the Williams College Museum of Art, taught in the graduate art history program at Williams, and served as curator of paintings at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
Clark’s most recent book, which won the Western History Association’s 2011 Joan Paterson Kerr Award, is Charles Deas and 1840s America (University of Oklahoma Press, 2009), published in conjunction with an exhibition she organized for the Denver Art Museum (August–November 2010).
About the series
Peter Hassrick was one of America’s foremost scholar-authors on western American art. The Peter Hassrick Public Program Series perpetuates his passion for innovative and creative public programming through the Whitney Western Art Museum.
Upcoming talks in this series
• August 11, 6:30–8 p.m.: An Evening with Stephen Hannock: The Stories Behind the Diary in “Flooded Cascade”
• September 22, 12:30 – 2 p.m.: Playing Cowboy: Charlie Russell and the Silver Screen by B. Byron Price (Buffalo Bill Art Show Lunch & Lecture)