Lecture: The Master of the Two Left Feet

Thursday, April 20, 2017

6:00 pm

Cantor Arts Center, Auditorium Map

Sponsored by:
Cantor Arts Center, Department of Art & Art History

Richard Meyer, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History, presents a talk focusing on the obscure yet fascinating career of the folk artist Morris Hirshfield (1872-1946), a former tailor and slipper manufacturer who took up painting at the age of 65. Hirshfield's wildly stylized pictures of animals, landscapes, and female nudes attracted a great degree of attention in the 1940s, including a one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1943. Taking Hirshfield as case study, this talk considers the surprising dialogue between folk art and vanguard modernism at mid-century.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Cantor Arts Center, Auditorium Map

FREE. Doors open at 5:30pm.


Arts Lecture / Reading Visual Humanities 

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