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Gallery Talk: Love Reconciled with Death


Thursday, May 7, 2015


06:30 PM–07:00 PM

Gallery Talk: Love Reconciled with Death

Join Jenny Carson, Chair of the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and curator of the exhibition Rinehart's Studio: Rough Stone to Living Marble, for a look at the tools used by William Henry Rinehart to create his works in marble. Visitors will carefully study the works in order to find visual evidence that reveals the process of carving. A highlight of this talk will be Rinehart’s Love Reconciled with Death from the Peabody Art Collection (courtesy of the Maryland Commission on Artistic Property of the Maryland State Archives). 

About the speaker

Jenny Carson holds a PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and an MA in Art History from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Her primary area of study is the art and visual culture of the United States during the nineteenth century. In 2012 she was the recipient of a Senior Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC to conduct research on nineteenth-century sculptor, William Henry Rinehart, and is currently organizing an exhibition of his work. She has lectured and published on artist studio practices, and her article on eighteenth-century artists' use of the camera obscura was recently published in American Art. She has contributed to several museum collections catalogues, including Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, Massachusetts, and is co-author of the textbook,Understanding Artforms in Our World.

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