Manhattanville Reid Castle In the Spring

Kimberly Orcutt to Speak at Art History Alumni Reception and Arthur M. Berger Lecture
Friday, 25 October 2013 12:17

Kimberly OrcuttDr. Kimberly Orcutt will be coming to Manhattanville to speak at this year’s annual Arthur M. Berger Lecture.

“We are so fortunate this year to have Kimberly Orcutt because her exhibition has gotten such great art press,” said Art History Professor Deborah Saleeby-Mulligan.

Kimberly Orcutt, the Henry Luce Foundation Curator of American Art at the New York Historical Society, has organized exhibitions on a variety of topics including, the sculptor John Rogers, painters George Bellows and John Singleton Copley, and different colonial portraits.

She has published and lectured extensively on 19th and early 20th century American art, and is a past Chair of the Association of Historians of American Art.

Currently, she is co-curating “The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution”, which will run until February 23. This exhibition focuses on when the International Exhibition of Modern Art came to New York in 1913. A group of American artists displayed this exhibition at the Lexington Avenue Armory, giving it its nickname the “Armory Show”. The original show introduced the Americans to European avant-garde painting and sculpture which led to changes in American culture, politics, and society.

To accompany the exhibit Orcutt published, “The Armory Show at 100: Modernism and Revolution”, which the New York Times called, “a big, richly illuminating catalog.”

The Arthur M. Berger Lecture is hosted by the College’s Art History Department, and is free and open to the public. It will be held Wednesday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the West Room of Reid Hall.