James S. Copley Auditorium
Friday, 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. Coffee Reception | 10:00 a.m. Lecture
The great American realist, Robert Henri, is best known for his gritty views of New York City and his poignant images of urban dwellers, which can be viewed as reactions against luxurious representations of the Gilded Age. Indeed, Henri led a group of like-minded artists in a rebellion against academic ideals around 1900.
In 1914, Henri went to San Diego to help organize an exhibition of Modern American Painting at the Panama California Exposition. While here, he painted striking portraits of working San Diegans. In 1925, Henri returned to California for the second and last time, painting members of Los Angeles's elite society. This talk is led by Dr. Derrick Cartwright, Director of University Galleries and Professor of Practice at the University of San Diego, and explores the difference between these two California sojourns and the reasons for Henri's continued interest in the people of California. This is the final lecture of the 2013-2014 Friday Morning Lecture and Tour Series.
Come early for a coffee reception, and to purchase tickets to the 2014-2015 Friday Morning Lecture & Tour Series, September 2014 - May 2015. Series tickets are $99 members, $126 nonmembers, and $54 seniors, students, and military.