Gertrude Käsebier: The Complexity of Light and Shade
February 6 – June 28, 2013
Curated by Stephen Petersen, this exhibition features some of Käsebier’s critically acclaimed work, including her expressive studies of mothers and children, portraits of early 20th century artists, as well as family photographs and landscapes. Käsebier’s mercurial rise to prominence, her innovative techniques, and her professional renown are showcased in this exhibition of works from the University Collection.
Thursday, February 21, 4pm ~ William I. Homer Lecture: "'The Atmosphere of Lamps or Moonlight': The Photographs of Edgar Degas" by Malcolm Daniel, Senior Curator, Department of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location: Kirkbride Hall, Room 004
This event is free and open to the public. This lecture is part of the Graduate Student Lecture Series organized by the Department of Art History: www.udel.edu/ArtHistory
Thursday, February 21, 5 – 7pm ~ Opening Reception
Location: Old College Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
This event is open to the public free of charge. For registration: firstname.lastname@example.org, (302) 831-8037.
Friday, March 1, 6pm ~ Evening Lecture: “The New Woman in Black and White”
by Margaret D. Stetz, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women’s Studies and Professor of Humanities, University of Delaware
Location: Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
Light reception to follow lecture. This event is open to the public free of charge. For registration: www.delart.org, (302) 571-9590.
Sponsored by the Tom and Mary Page Evans Fund.
Saturday, March 2, 9:30am – 3:15pm
SYMPOSIUM – Gertrude Käsebier: The Complexity of Light and Shade
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This symposium will feature presentations by Barbara Michaels, Art Historian; Michelle Delaney, Smithsonian Institution; Heather Campbell Coyle, Curator of American Art, Delaware Art Museum; Jae Gutierrez, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona; Greta Glaser, University of Delaware; Dr. Kathleen Pyne, Notre Dame University; and Stephen Petersen. Professor Wendy Bellion, Department of Art History, will moderate an afternoon panel in the exhibition gallery.
Location: Trabant University Center Theater/Old College Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The symposium is open to the public free of charge. For registration: email@example.com, (302) 831-8037.
Location: Delaware Art Museum
February 23 – July 7, 2013
Gertrude Käsebier’s Photographs of the Eight: Portraits for Promotion
American photographer Gertrude Käsebier bridged the worlds of fine art photography and commercial portraiture, exhibiting her work in galleries while maintaining a portrait studio on Fifth Avenue in New York. Her varied interests made her an ideal choice for artists seeking to have their portraits made. The intimate exhibition Gertrude Käsebier’s Photographs of the Eight: Portraits for Promotion explores how “the Eight”—John Sloan and his contemporaries—used photography and the media to promote themselves and their revolutionary 1908 exhibition. For more information, visit www.delart.org or call (302) 571-9590.