Lecture by Marie Watkins on the work of Joseph Henry Sharp
In conjunction with the Foundation's biennial Gala, Dr. Marie Watkins will present a lecture in the auditorium of the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos focusing on her studies into the work of J.H. Sharp.
Watkins, Associate Professor of Art History at Furman University, is a specialist in American and European art of the nineteenth and early twentieth 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 both art and science journals. Among her most recent publications is an essay "Bound for Taos: In Search of American Art" in Elevating Western American Art: Developing an Institute in the Cultural Capital of the Rockies, for the Petrie Institute of Western American Art, Denver Art Museum.
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 and early twentieth-centuries culture. Her forthcoming works include a chapter on Joseph Henry Sharp for the two-volume Gerald Peters Gallery publication The Taos Society of Artists and a monograph on Sharp for the University of Oklahoma Press. She, too, has lectured widely at museums and 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 general public, $8 for members of the Harwood Museum. To purchase tickets, call the museum at 575.758.9826 and press 0, Tuesday-Friday noon-5 p.m.