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(Self) Portrait of the Artist as a Mad Witch: Being Gertrude Abercrombie

Thursday, November 15, 2018
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Storrs Campus
Benton Museum

The Annual Gene and Georgia Mittelman Lecture in the Arts: "(Self) Portrait of the Artist as a Mad Witch: Being Gertrude Abercrombie," a talk by Sarah Burns, Ruth N. Halls Professor Emerita in the Department of the History of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington. Burns holds a Ph.D. from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Pastoral Inventions: Rural Life in Nineteenth-Century American Art and Culture (Philadelphia, 1989); Inventing the Modern Artist: Art and Culture in Gilded Age America (New Haven, 1996); and Painting the Dark Side: Art and the Gothic Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 2004). In 2008-9, she held the Terra Foundation for American Art Fellowship in American Art History at the Newberry Library in Chicago where she researched the dark side of modernism in America between the world wars. Other honors include the Charles C. Eldredge Prize and the Charles Rufus Morey Prize.

This is an Honors Event. Category: Academic and Interdisciplinary Engagement.



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