Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and the West Symposium with MaLin Wilson-Powell, Lois Rudnick, Wanda Corn, Carmella Padilla, and Bill Anthes At The Harwood Museum Taos

Mabel Dodge Luhan, Frieda Lawrence, Dorothy Brett, and D.H. Lawrence under the famous tree painted by Georgia O'Keeffe.
Mabel Dodge Luhan, Frieda Lawrence, Dorothy Brett, and D.H. Lawrence under the famous tree painted by Georgia O’Keeffe.

Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company Symposium Speakers:
Lois Rudnick: ‘A Real Creator of Creators’: How Mabel Dodge Luhan Catalyzed American Modernism
MaLin Wilson-Powell: A New Way to See and New Things to Say
Wanda M. Corn: Making Modernism Regional: A Southwestern Story
Carmella Padilla: Anglo Appropriation of Hispano Art and Culture
in New Mexico
Bill Anthes: Making an Art World in Indian Country

This symposium will reveal new understandings of the germinal role that Mabel Dodge Luhan played in the development of Southwest and American Modernisms. It will bring to light the centrality of New Mexico’s multiple and mutually interactive cultures to the shaping of local, regional, and national art.

Speakers for the symposium include co-curators/essayists MaLin Wilson-Powell (former Curator at the McNay Museum) and Dr. Lois Rudnick, pre-eminent scholar on Mabel Dodge Luhan and professor emerita of UMass, Boston; exhibition publication essayists, Dr. Wanda M. Corn (Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History, Stanford University), one of the nation’s leading scholars of American Modernism; Carmella Padilla, author on Hispanic arts and culture; and Dr. William Anthes (Professor of Art History at Pitzer College), an interdisciplinary scholar in art history and American Studies, who writes about art in terms of multimedia practice and intercultural exchange.

When: Saturday, June 18, 2016 1-4:30pm
Where: Taos Community Auditorium
How Much: $18/$15

The Harwood Museum of Art
238 Ledoux Street
Taos, New Mexico 87571

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