The Wright Museum of Art invites campus and the community to the Annual Wanda Hollensteiner Conservation Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. Coordinated with the opening of the Wanda Hollensteiner Gallery in 2009, this annual lecture series complements the conservation of a work of art from the Wright’s collection by inviting a prominent scholar to campus to deliver a lecture on the piece.
The Wanda Hollensteiner Endowed Conservation Fund has supported the conservation of works by artists such as Albrecht Durer and Rembrandt Van Rijn among others, and these works are now on exhibit in the galleries. This year’s program features a landscape painting by the master American painter William Merritt Chase.
Alicia Longwell will deliver this year’s lecture titled ”William Merritt Chase in Brooklyn: The Making of the Modern American Landscape, 1885-1890. Alicia G. Longwell is the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, Art and Education, at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, N.Y., where she specializes in the art and artists of Eastern Long Island. Among her lengthy repertoire of exhibitions, she has curated solo exhibitions on the work of artists Barbara Bloom, Marsden Hartley, Frederick Kiesler, Alan Shields, Esteban Vicente, and Jack Youngerman, among others. Major publications include William Merritt Chase in the Collection of the Parrish Art Museum, 2014; American Views: Landscape Paintings from the Collection of the Parrish Art Museum (2010); First Impressions: Nineteenth-Century American Master Prints from the Parrish Art Museum (2010); and Photographs from the William Merritt Chase Archives, with Ronald G. Pisano (1992). Longwell received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Center, City University of New York, where her dissertation topic was John Graham, the subject of a retrospective she is organizing for the Parrish Art Museum in 2017.
The lecture takes place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Logan room of the Wright Museum of Art. The Wright will be open for a viewing reception with refreshments at t 6:30 p.m.