Kathleen A. Foster discusses the transformation of the watercolor medium in the United States. The “American Watercolor Movement” began in the 1860s and developed through the generation of Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent. By the early twentieth century a distinctly national preference propelled the success of Charles Burchfield, Charles Demuth, Edward Hopper, John Marin, and modernist painters, leading to claims that watercolor was the “American medium.” The exhibition Nature Through Their Eyes: American Moderns on Paper will be open for viewing during the reception.
Enter at 29 Atheneum Square North. Free. Sponsored by the Docent Council of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.
Kathleen A. Foster is the Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Senior Curator of American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The Wadsworth welcomes back Andrea Fraser, MATRIX 114 artist. Fraser has been associated with project-based art, institutional critique, feminist practice, and context art. She has worked in performance, installation, video, sound, and text. Fraser will discuss her exceptional career as an artist working across media.
Fraser’s satirical Welcome to the Wadsworth: A Museum Tour (1991) is on view in the video gallery and will be open during the reception.
Free. Enter at 29 Atheneum Square North.