The Hunter Museum of American Art is proud to present its new series “ArtWise: Distinguished Speakers at the Hunter Museum." The "ArtWise" speaker series brings world-renowned art world figures to the Hunter Museum. Join us and meet the arts leaders of today and tomorrow.
"ArtWise" is made possible by the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust and the National Endowment for the Arts.
All ArtWise programs are open to the public and are included with regular Hunter Museum admission (free to Hunter Museum members, $9.95 for adults).
ArtWise 2013 Schedule
Paul Stankard: Feb. 28 at 6 p.m.
Artist Paul Stankard has become renowned for his paper weight glass works. Inspired by the poetry of Walt Whitman and by the delicate features of nature, his glass works encase delicately designed flowers that meticulously reproduce the endless variations of nature. Stankard is the winner of several lifetime and artistic merit awards and his work can be found in major museum collections including those of the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Arts and Design and the Hunter Museum.
Don Bacigalupi: April 4 at 6 p.m.
Don Bacigalupi is the president of the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art in Bentonville, Ark. Crystal Bridges was founded by Alice Walton and is one of the largest American art museums in this country. It is known not only for its collection but its exceptional archives and its deep and active reach within the community. Prior to Crystal Bridges, Bacigalupi served as director at the Blaffer Museum at the University of Houston, at the San Diego Museum of Art and at the Toledo Museum of Art. Bacigalupi holds a PhD in art history from the University of Texas at Austin.
Albert Paley: May 2 at 6 p.m.
Albert Paley’s metal works have become a favorite of Chattanoogans visiting the Hunter and viewing his work currently on display as part of the Public Art program in the city’s Southside. Paley’s metal works offer both whimsy and power to the viewer and can be found in major museum collections including the High in Atlanta, the Smithsonian Cooper -Hewitt Museum, the British Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. This program is presented in partnership with the Chattanooga Public Art Committee and the Mid South Sculpture Association.
Whitfield Lovell: May 17 at 6 p.m.
The work of artist Whitfield Lovell will be featured in a major temporary exhibition at the Hunter in spring 2013 and his piece Hope is a favorite among the Hunter’s collection. Using mixed media and found objects, he creates spaces that reflect the African American past and present. His work can be found in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Metropolitan Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and major international institutions. He has won many awards including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Fellowship Award, also known as the “genius award.”
Willie Cole: September 19 at 6 p.m.
Willie Cole Cole is an African American artist best known for his appropriation of domestic objects while adding a metaphorical twist. Cole has been using the iron motif since the mid 1980s as a stand-in for domestic tasks, African tribal masks, shields and ships. On this evening, the artist will speak about his work and about his piece “Stowage,” a work recently acquired by the Hunter that addresses slavery and the Middle Passage.
Leo Mazow: October 17 at 6 p.m.
Leo Mazow is an associate professor of Art History at the University of Arkansas in
Fayetteville, where he specializes in American art and cultural history. He is an established curator and has written publications such as Picturing the Banjo; Taxing Visions: Financial Episodes in Late 19th-Century American Art; Arneson and the Object; and Shallow Creek: Thomas Hart Benton and American Waterways. A recipient of a Senior Fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Dr. Mazow has published articles in Art Bulletin, American Art, and Winterthur Portfolio. His book, Thomas Hart Benton and the American Sound, was published last April.