|January 16, 2015 | 9:00am - 5:30pm|
|New York, NY|
American Art and the New Deal:
Friday, January 16, 2015; 9:00am - 5:30pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 9, 2015
Program and Schedule:
Join us for this in-depth connoisseurship program in which attendees will explore various nuances of valuing American scene paintings, sculpture and photography of the 1930s. The study day will begin with three presentations at the Appraisers Association office in New York City. First, Tom Folk Ph.D., AAA, will provide background on American scene paintings and sculpture and discuss the increase in value of signature pieces. Next, Daile Kaplan, AAA, will present on 1930s American photography at auction, with topics including: aspects of evaluating photography, condition, and rarity. After that, Jennifer Gibson, Ph.D., of Washington DC’s Government Services Administration will address the complex history of the government’s role in art of the 1930s and how an appraiser might be able to identify and handle such material.
In the afternoon, attendees will visit D. Wigmore Fine Art Gallery. The gallery’s works reveal the diversity of styles and regional differences associated with realists during the 1930s. Among the many artists of the 1930s represented by the gallery are Doris Lee, Rockwell Kent, Reginald Marsh, Luigi Lucioni, and the Art Deco sculptor, William Hunt Diederich. The study day will conclude at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where Matthew Baigell, a leading authority on the art of Thomas Hart Benton, will head a discussion on Benton’s America Today (1930), a 10-panel mural displaying a variety of scenes that stress the vitality and energy associated with American Life. The panels will be featured in a space that recreates the boardroom at the New School, where the mural originally hung. An adjacent gallery will include Benton’s studies for the mural.
The Met is open late on Friday evenings, so attendees are invited to continue viewing exhibitions and collections after the program ends.
9:00am - 10:00am
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11:00am - 12:00pm
12:00pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 3:30pm
4:15pm - 5:30pm
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