ABOUT THE EVENT
Virtual Distinguished Lecture: Catharine M. Rogers Lecture Series | Dr. Nancy Siegel - “An Uphill Climb, from Mountain Tops to Critical Acclaim: The Artistry of Susie M. Barstow”
A prolific artist, Susie M. Barstow (1836-1923) captured on canvas and paper the larger American landscape experience as it evolved across the nineteenth century. A notable figure in the field of American landscape painting, Barstow is featured in the exhibition Women Reframe American Landscape. Dr. Nancy Siegel’s lecture examines the life and career of this fascinating artist through vast and previously unknown archival materials. This rare occasion to mine the depths of an artist’s life through paintings, letters, photographs, and sketchbooks provides a unique opportunity to present a comprehensive study that is both art-historically significant and visually stunning.
About Dr. Nancy Siegel:
Nancy Siegel is Professor of Art History and Culinary History at Towson University and specializes in American landscape studies, underrepresented women artists of the 19th century, print culture, and culinary history of the 18th and 19th centuries. Her most recent book Susie M. Barstow: Redefining the Hudson River School complements the 2023 touring exhibition she co-curated, Women Reframe American Landscape: Susie Barstow & Her Circle/Contemporary Practices. This exhibit builds upon her 2010 exhibition, Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School. She is currently completing the manuscript, Political Appetites: Revolution, Taste, and Culinary Activism in the Early Republic while providing historical cooking demonstrations and lecturing widely on landscape and culinary histories. Dr. Siegel has authored/edited publications such as The Cultured Canvas: New Perspectives on American Landscape Painting; River Views of the Hudson River School; Within the Landscape: Essays on Nineteenth-Century American Art and Culture; Along the Juniata: Thomas Cole and the Dissemination of American Landscape Imagery; and The Morans: The Artistry of a Nineteenth-Century Family of Painter-Etchers.