Clark art historian to deliver annual lecture at Smithsonian on Nov. 4

Kristina Wilson, associate professor of art history in the Visual & Performing Arts Department will deliver the annual Eldredge Prize lecture, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, 8th and G Streets NW, in Washington, D.C.

* Update: To watch a video of Wilson's lecture, click here. *

Wilson will talk about her book “The Modern Eye: Stieglitz, MoMA and the Art of Exhibition, 1925-1934(Yale University Press, 2009). Last spring, Wilson was awarded the 2011 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art, which recognized the book as a “new and excellent interpretation of the success of modern art in America.”

A reception follows the event in Washington, which is free and open to the public.

Wilson’s research interests include painting, photography and design in the United States during the period between 1918 and 1939 and the history and criticism of museums. In addition to “The Modern Eye,” she also is the author of “Livable Modernism: Interior
Decorating and Design During the Great Depression” (Yale University Press, 2004), which accompanied an exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery. It won the Charles F. Montgomery Award from the Decorative Arts Society in 2006. She received a doctorate in the history of art from Yale University in 2001.

* For more about Professor Wilson’s work and the Eldredge Prize, click here. *

The Smithsonian American Art Museum celebrates the vision and creativity of Americans with artworks in all media spanning more than three centuries.

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