Crosscurrents,” Rethinking Modernism Today

  • Art historians Barbara HaskellValerie Fletcher, and Randall Griffey discuss major American artists featured in the Crosscurrents exhibition and explore their immersion in modernism, including the influence of their European counterparts.


    1-1:40 p.m. Randall Griffey, Associate Curator, Modern and Contemporary art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses his research and new findings on Marsden Hartley and Georgia O’Keeffe.

    1:50-2:30 p.m. Valerie Fletcher, Senior Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, explores the works of David Smith and Elie Nadelman.

    2:30-2:45 p.m. Break

    2:45-3:30 p.m. Barbara Haskell, Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, addresses the intersections of nature and culture and their impact on the works of Joseph Stella, John Marin, Marsden Hartley, Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Demuth, and Charles Burchfield.

    3:30-4:00 p.m. Question and Answer session moderated by Elizabeth Broun, the Margaret and Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery.