Opening Reception and Gallery Talk with Dr. Barbra Larson
Rebels with a Cause: American Impressionist Women
Organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art
December 8, 2017
5:30pm - 7:30pm
5:30pm - 6:30pm - PMA Members Only
5:45pm - Gallery Talk - PMA Members Only
6:30pm - 7:30pm - Closing Reception - Open to the Public
Henderson Thornton and Kugelman Family galleries
Exhibition dates: September 8, 2017 - December 30, 2017
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Join us for a Closing Reception for Rebels With A Cause: American Impressionist Womenon December 1. A gallery talk will commence for PMA members only promptly at 5:45pm. Dr. Barbara Larson, Chair, UWF Department of Art will present “Women and Impressionism”, a critical and historical presentation about major themes surrounding women and Impressionism.
Dr. Barbara Larson, chair and professor of modern European art history, teaches 19th and 20th century courses, including art and science in the 19th century, 19th century European art, women and art, and modern art.
Larson is a world-renowned scholar of science and 19th century visual culture, with a focus on evolutionism, medicine, history of the brain and mind, and the art movement Symbolism.
She is author of The Dark Side of Nature: Science, Society, and the Fantastic in the Work of Odilon Redon, a book that delves into the scientific interests of Redon, a French artist. She is lead editor of The Art of Evolution: Darwin, Darwinisms, and Visual Culture and Darwin and Theories of Aesthetics and Cultural History. Larson has contributed a number of catalogue essays to international exhibitions and authored many articles on issues in art and science. She is series editor of Art and Science since 1750 for Routledge Press, inclusive of volumes that explore how the arts are informed by emerging scientific theories and technologies.
Larson has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the University of Melbourne.
Degrees & Institutions:She received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in art history and anthropology. Her master’s degree and doctorate are from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts.
Classes Taught:Modern European Art, Contemporary Art, Art and Science in the Nineteenth Century, The Age of Revolution to Romanticism, and Women and Art
Image Attribution: Bertha Metzler Peyton, Grand Canyon, nd oil on canvas (American, 1871-1947)