Jan 18, 6:30 PM–7:30 PM
John L. Santikos Auditorium
Ticket Price: Free with admission
Ticket Price Members: Free
Join Dr. Randall Griffey, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to examine how Marin’s success in the 1930s prompted Hartley to reclaim publicly his affiliation with his home state of Maine.
Randall R. Griffey is Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Prior to the Metropolitan, Griffey held curatorial positions at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (1999 – 2008) and the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College (2008 – 2012). Among his publications are the journal article “Marsden Hartley’s Aryanism: Eugenics in a Finnish‐Yankee Sauna,” in American Art (Smithsonian Institution) in 2008 and the essay “Reconsidering ‘The Soil’: The Stieglitz Circle, Regionalism, and Cultural Eugenics in the 1920s,” in the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties in 2011. Both of these publications were recognized with awards from the Association of Art Museum Curators. At the Metropolitan, Griffey has organized Reimagining Modernism: 1900 – 1950, a comprehensive reinterpretation of the museum’s collections of European and American modern painting, sculpture, photography, works on paper, and design. He also co-curated Thomas Hart Benton’s America Today Mural Rediscovered, Marsden Hartley’s Maine, and, most recently, History Refused to Die: Highlights from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation Gift.San Antonio Museum of Art (john_s_auditorium)
This lecture is generously funded by the Louis A. and Francis B. Wagner Lecture Fund.
John Marin, American (Rutherford, New Jersey, 1870 – 1953, Cape Split, Maine), On Mount Desert, Maine, 1920, watercolor over graphite on textured watercolor paper, 14 x 16 ¾ in., Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: Gift of Norma B. Marin. 2013.018.142