Our Next Program - Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 10:00AM
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DR. NANCY J. SIEGEL, Professor of Art History, Towson University
'It Scarce Seems a Lady-Like Work':
Gender & Painting in the Hudson River School
Dr. Siegel will discuss the Hudson River Valley School of painting in 19th century America, giving special attention to a group of women artists that have until recently been overlooked by scholars of this topic. She specializes in American landscape studies, print culture, and culinary history of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Siegel holds an BA in Art History from Franklin and Marshall College, as well as an MA Art in History and Museum Studies Program Certificate and a PhD in Art History from Rutgers University. She has authored/edited The Cultured Canvas: New Perspectives on American Landscape Painting (2012); River Views of the Hudson River School (2009); Within the Landscape: Essays on Nineteenth-Century American Art and Culture (2005); Along the Juniata: Thomas Cole and the Dissemination of American Landscape Imagery (2003); and The Morans: The Artistry of a Nineteenth-Century Family of Painter-Etchers (2001). Additionally, she gives historical cooking demonstrations and lectures widely on culinary history in addition to serving as a culinary consultant for museums and non-profit institutions.
image caption: Susie M. Barstow, Landscape, 1865, oil on canvas; Collection of Elizabeth and Alfred Scott
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