American Art Scholar Will Speak on Hudson River School Women at Mattatuck Museum
Hawthorne Fine Art Managing Partner Jennifer Krieger will present the lecture “Women Artists of the Hudson River School” at the Mattatuck Museum of Art in Waterbury, Conn., on June 8, 2011 at 11am.
The lecture is a part of the museum’s new annual Julie Keggi Lectures that focus on under-recognized women artists. Mrs. Keggi is a former board member and active supporter of the museum and will be in attendance at the lecture. The program will take place in the museum’s 19th century lobby.
As the co-curator of last summer’s groundbreaking exhibition Remember the Ladies: Women Artists of the Hudson River School, Ms. Krieger will be speaking on the oft-ignored women of the period. She comments, "I am delighted to have the opportunity to participate in the Mattatuck's first lecture of an important series and to shed light on the unique experience of the women artists of the Hudson River School. I am looking forward to discussing their refined accomplishments and the indomitable spirit with which they met the challenges of their time."
About Jennifer Krieger
Jennifer Krieger has gained recognition as a successful dealer and academic scholar in the field of American art. She graduated with honors from Vassar College with a focus in American Art History, as well as degrees in Economics and French Literature. In addition to assisting in the formation of, and creating research for, numerous outstanding American paintings collections, she has also written scholarly articles for the American Art Review and the Catalogue of Antiques and Fine Art. Chosen for her outstanding experience and research on 19th century women artists, Jennifer served as the co-curator of the 2010 exhibition Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, the first ever exhibition solely dedicated to the work of female Hudson River School artists. She is also a member of the Appraisers Association of America.
About the Mattatuck Museum
The Mattatuck Museum collects, preserves, studies, and exhibits American art and history with a focus on the arts of Connecticut and its cultural history. The Museum encourages an understanding of our past and provides vision and leadership for our community's future through education and outreach.
The Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center
144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
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