MEMBER EVENT: Cocktails with the Curator from the Denver Art MuseumFeb 4, 2020 The PACE Center
Join us for a conversation and cocktails with Jennifer Henneman, one of curators of the upcoming Denver Art Museum exhibition, Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington. Featuring 60 artworks, Natural Forces will reveal connections between artistic themes and techniques used by the two acclaimed American artists. Born a generation apart, both artists succeeded in capturing the quintessential American spirit through works of art at the turn of the late-19th and early-20th centuries, an era of growing industrialization and notions of the closing of the American western frontier. Winslow Homer (1836-1910), who was considered the most original painter of his time, prospered by creating masterful depictions of the Eastern Seaboard, while Frederic Remington (1861-1909) became famous for his iconic representations of the American West. The work of these two self-taught artists continues to be celebrated as independent, innovative, and homegrown.
Jennifer R. Henneman, PhD is Associate Curator at the Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the Denver Art Museum. She received her doctoral degree in 19 th century British and American Art and Visual Culture at the University of Washington in 2016 and her MA in Art History at Richmond, the American International University in London, in 2007. Most recently she co-curated Backstory: Western American Art in Context, a collaborative exhibition of western American art and artifacts at the History Colorado Center, and published an essay on Annie Oakley in Britain in The Popular Frontier (ed. Frank Christianson, University of Oklahoma Press, 2017). Her interdisciplinary transatlantic research, which has taken her from the wilds of the American West to the cosmopolitan streets of London and New York, reflects her own upbringing on a farm and cattle ranch in Montana and her interest in the dominant cultural and artistic spheres of the late Victorian era.
Cash bar open for this event.