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***WEATHER CHANGE: Annual Mittelman Lecture: Sarah Burns

Thursday, November 15, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Storrs Campus
The William Benton Museum of Art

***NOTE TIME CHANGE***. Because of the inclement weather the time for this talk has changed to NOON, 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. The Ruth N. Halls Professor Emerita in the Department of the History of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington.

5:30 Cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres 6pm Talk commences

RSVP appreciated to 860-486-4520

Sarah Burns is Professor Emerita of Art History at Indiana University in Bloomington. She holds a Ph.D. from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Burns has published widely: 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 for Inventing the Modern Artist, and the Charles Rufus Morey Prize for Painting the Dark Side.

Contact:

Karen Sommer x4520

Benton Events (primary), School of Fine Arts, UConn Master Calendar, Women's Center, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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