James S. Copley Auditorium
Friday, 10:00 a.m.
The Friday Morning Lecture & Tour Series welcomes writer and historian Lesley Poling-Kempes for a talk on her award-winning book Ladies of the Canyons: A League of Extraordinary Women and Their Adventures in the American Southwest.
The book follows the true story of Natalie Curtis, Carol Stanley, Alice Klauber, and Mary Cabot Wheelwright—four intrepid women whose lives were transformed in the first decade of the twentieth century by the people and country of the American Southwest. Following the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to see a display of Southwestern watercolors and pastels by Alice Klauber, a San Diego artist who is featured prominently in Ladies of the Canyons.
Copies of Ladies of the Canyons will be available for purchase at Bibliotique, the Museum's new store adjacent to the Art Library and Panama 66. The author will be signing copies of her book directly after the lecture.
The book was an adventure to research and write, and it is a privilege to bring to light the remarkable stories of women who a century ago loved and lived upon the same landscape I call home. – Lesley Poling-Kempes.
Single Tickets: $13 members | $16 nonmembers | $8 seniors & military | $5 students
Sponsored by The San Diego Museum of Art Docent Council
Featured: Alice Ellen Klauber, Taos. Pastel, watercolor, and graphite. Gift of the artist. 1928.56.b.