The Fellowship Program at the Smithsonian American Art Museum cordially invites you to attend three afternoons of lectures in American art delivered by Smithsonian art history research fellows. The talks will be held in the museum’s McEvoy Auditorium, located at 8th and G Streets NW, Washington, D.C. This event is open to the public and no  reservations are required. For further information, please contact Amelia Goerlitz at (202) 633-8353 or email AmericanArtFellowships@si.edu.

In conjunction with the lecture series, the Library will be offering for sale a wide variety of books on American art. Book sales will be held in the auditorium lobby from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. each day and during the afternoon intermissions. All proceeds benefit the Library acquisition funds.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., moderated by Karen Lemmey, Curator of Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum

  • Katelyn Crawford, Terra Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in American Art, University of Virginia: “West Indies Portraits: Traveling British Artists and Eighteenth-Century Jamaica”
  • Laura Turner Igoe, Predoctoral Fellow, Tyler School of Art, Temple University: “‘Covert of Danger and Blood’: The Incorporation of Philadelphia’s Centre Square Waterworks”
  • Catherine Holochwost, Patricia and Phillip Frost Postdoctoral Fellow, Independent Scholar: “Living Fossils and Rural Idylls, or Nature in the City”

Intermission

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., moderated by Eleanor Harvey, Senior Curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum

  • Kenneth Hartvigsen, Predoctoral Fellow (National Museum of American History), Boston University: “Banjos, Rifles, and Razors: Black America’s Changing Image on Nineteenth-Century Sheet Music”
  • Shana Klein, Wyeth Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, University of New Mexico: “Cultivating Grapes, Cultivating Empires: A Study of Horticultural Imperialism in Late Nineteenth-Century Still-Life Representations of Fruit

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., moderated by William Truettner, Senior Curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum

  • Miri Kim, Predoctoral Fellow, Princeton University: “Dust, Dirt, and Gems: Imagining Geological ‘Deep Time’ in Albert Pinkham Ryder’s Moonlit Marines”
  • Adam M. Thomas, Douglass Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in American Art, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: “Out of Darkness: Irving Ramsay Wiles and Indeterminacy in the 1890s”
  • Emily Burns, Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in American Art, Washington University in St. Louis: “The Indian and the Cowboy: American Primitives in Fin-de-Siècle Paris”

Intermission

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., moderated by Emily D. Shapiro, Executive Editor, American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum

  • Abra Levenson, Predoctoral Fellow (National Portrait Gallery), Princeton University: “Charles Demuth’s Token Subjects”
  • Nicholas Miller, Predoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University: “Painting the Self, Painting the Other: The Ambiguities of Identity and Diaspora in Palmer Hayden’s The Janitor Who Paints

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., moderated by Virginia Mecklenburg, Chief Curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum

  • Susanneh Bieber, Postdoctoral Fellow, Freie Universität Berlin: “Building a Better Future: Ben Shahn’s Mural Resources of America
  • Hyewon Yoon, Predoctoral Fellow (National Portrait Gallery), Harvard University: “Lisette Model—The Window Reflections Series, 1938–41”
  • Berit Potter, Terra Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in American Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
  • “Beyond Skyscrapers and Automobiles: Exhibitions, Inter-American Cultural Exchange, and the War Emergency”

Intermission

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., moderated by Joanna Marsh, James Dicke Curator of Contemporary Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum

  • Michael Maizels, Predoctoral Fellow (National Portrait Gallery), University of Virginia: “The Aftermath, Again: Re-staging the Work of Barry Le Va”
  • Gregory Zinman, Postdoctoral Fellow, New York University: “Analog Circuit Palettes, Cathode Ray Canvases: Situating Nam June Paik in the History of Motion Painting”