ABOUT THE EVENT
Curatorial Conversation | "For America"
Join Lisa Williams, Associate Curator, for a Curatorial Conversation focused on the special exhibition For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design. This lecture and talk will focus on looking at the portrait in contrast to the representative works of several important artists in the exhibition; from these comparisons, we can better understand how these American artists viewed themselves and their painted worlds over the past two centuries.
Founded in 1826, the National Academy of Design is the nation’s oldest artist and architect honorary society; and as a living institution it includes 460 of today’s leading artists and architects as members. For America highlights 94 of the thousands of artists who, since its founding, have become National Academicians, or full members of the Academy.
Attendees will meet in the Richard and Virginia McKernan Gallery prior to the talk. Gallery stools will be available.
Free with Museum admission