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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Listen and Learn (Some Reminders)

[On her coffee table, interior designer Sara Tuttle has a copy of The Art of Nellie Mae Rowe by Lee-Kogan.] 

It's time for a couple of reminders about free, really noteworthy lectures scheduled to take place at the High during the next few days. As mentioned in the sidebar, Patricia E. Kane, scholar in 18th and 19th century Rhode Island furniture, will present Cold Case: Nathanael Greene, Thomas Spencer and the Dissemination of the Newport Style on Saturday, March 6 at 2 p.m. in the Museum's Hill Auditorium. Although admission to the talk is free, reservations are required. Click here for details.

On Thursday, March 11 at 7 p.m., Joyce Cohen, art historian from Simmons College, Boston, will visit the High to discuss Nellie Mae Rowe's work. Her emphasis will be the imagery of house and home that pervades Rowe's art, in the context of 20th-century women's studies. Reservations are required for this one too. Click here for details.

To hear, from the comfort of your sofa, one of the most eloquent lecturers the art world has ever known, the late Kirk Varnedoe, surf over to Charlie Rose's archives. The conversations with Varnedoe are still available online, and I think my favorite is the hour-long rebroadcast of the talk about MoMA's 2003 Matisse-Picasso exhibition. During this show, Varnedoe (former chief curator at MoMA) is joined by his successor John Elderfield. I've said it before, but I was lucky enough to listen to Savannah native Varnedoe in person and he truly was an amazing speaker.

The Kirk Varnedoe Collection remains on view at the Telfair's Jepson Center through April 4, 2010. Included are works by Jasper Johns, Chuck Close, Roy Lichtenstein, Jeff Koons, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Richard Serra, Richard Avedon, and other influential artists.


ashlina said...

great post. love thee MoMA, i might have to look that up.

Gramercy Home - Atlanta said...

Ah - I hadn't read my High5 yet - LOVE Nellie Mae Rowe - thanks for heads up about lecture!
And, have you seen the childs book, When Pigasso met Mootisse? One of the best kids books. Link to info below just in case you haven't:

Style Court said...

Mrs. Blandings LOVES that book, or I should say she and her boys enjoy it together. Thanks for the reminder!

Susan Adler Sobol said...

Kirk Varnedoe was brilliant. I heard him speak at The Art Institute of Chicago and remember being awed by the experience. So tragic that he is no longer with us. Thanks for the links.

Terry said...

I saw one Kirk Varnedoe interview.. Extraordinary communicator. He seemed to know almost everything. I remember explaining how it opinion of Rodin changed over time. Thanks so much for find the video. The one I saw may have been a different one.

Terry said...

This is the other one:

Karena said...

Some of Charlies interviews are the very best! i wish I could attend these events at The High!

Art by Karena

Claire Watkins, ASID allied said...

I really do think I am going to try to attend the Nellie May Rowe lecture!

Well, Ms. SC-I did go and paint my office green, verdant, as some might say. A preview is on the blog today and I had to share with you because that Sara Tuttle apartment you keep posting definitely helped to push me over the edge.

Happy Friday!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

That faux-painted (i assume)malachite box on the coffee table is stunning! As is the book I'm sure :-)

The Neo-Traditionalist said...

Can't wait to go listen to the one from the Matisse-Picasso exhibit! You're always full of such great tips when it comes to art. Thanks for sharing. XO Katie

Nicky said...

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