Odyssey: Jack Whitten

Date: 05/22/2018

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Southampton Library Classroom 201


Katy Siegel, Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Endowed Chair in Modern American Art, Stony Brook University


Dr. Siegel’s focus is on the celebrated African-American abstract painter’s previously unknown sculpture, which is the subject of an exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art that will come to the Metropolitan Museum of Art this fall.


Katy Siegel, the co-curator with Christopher Bedford of the U.S Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, is the senior curator for research at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Her most recent book is an edited volume, “The heroine Paint”: After Frankenthaler; she is also the author of Since ’45: America and the Making of Contemporary Art, which details the collision of American social history and European modernism, as well as the editor and sole essayist of Abstract Expressionism. Among her exhibitions at the Rose Art Museum, where she was curator-at-large, are Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler and Light Years: Jack Whitten, 1971-1974. In 2016 she was co-curator with Okwui Enwezor and Ulrich Wilmes, of Postwar: Art Between the Atlantic and the Pacific, 1945-1965, which was presented at the Haus der Kunst, Munich.


Made possible by support from the John H. Marburger III Fund of Stony Brook University



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Chris Kretz

Chris Kretz

Head of Academic Engagement at Stony Brook University Libraries
Chris is the Head of Academic Engagement and the liaison to the MFAs in Creative Writing, Film, and Theatre.
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