September 22, 2019 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Lecture by Dr. Marie Watkins - “So me for the North and snow!”: Joseph Henry Sharp’s Montana
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 10:00am

Lecture by Dr. Marie Watkins - “So me for the North and snow!”: Joseph Henry Sharp’s Montana

Arthur Bell Auditorium


 In conjunction with The Couse Foundation's biennial Gala, Dr. Marie Watkins will present a lecture on the life and work of J. H. Sharp, focusing on his years painting in Montana.

Watkins, Associate Professor of Art History at Furman University, is a specialist in American and European art of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Her professional activities cross over an array of disciplines and include teaching in the United States, Berlin, and London; curating exhibitions in the humanities and the sciences; managing a renal pathology laboratory at Tulane Medical School; and serving as director for City Colleges of Chicago-Europe in Berlin. Watkins holds a PhD from Florida State University.

Watkins' writings have appeared in numerous journals of both art and science. A key forthcoming publication is "The Call of the West: The Art of Joseph Henry Sharp" in The Art of Joseph Henry Sharp (Buffalo Bill Center of the West, 2019).

Her strong research interests include the Taos Society of Artists, women in the arts, the impact of patronage on western American art and how the nature of art collecting shaped late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century culture. Other forthcoming works include a chapter on Sharp for the two-volume Gerald Peters Gallery publication The Taos Society of Artists and a monograph on the same artist for the University of Oklahoma Press. Watkins has lectured widely at museums and other institutions on members of the Taos Society of Artists. She is also a board member of the Southwest Art History Conference.

Doors open at 9:30 and seating is limited. Tickets are $10 for the public, $8 for museum members.