Art History Lecture Series: Part 1

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Tuesday, April 3rd
$20 Member | $25 Non-member | $15 student with valid ID
Includes Museum admission. Advance registration is required.

By Melissa Renn, Ph.D., Art Historian and Curator

During the war, Life magazine sent artists worldwide to record in paint all aspects of war, from preparations on the home front to battles abroad. As an artist correspondent from 1942 to 1944, Hurd traveled around the world, from England to Ascension Island. This lecture will also place Hurd’s work in the context of art by other artist correspondents for Life and will explore the motivations behind the magazine’s wartime art commissions.

Art historian and curator Melissa Renn has written on American art from the 18th to the 20th centuries. She has researched and published on Life magazine’s impact on American art and is the co-author, with Adair Margo, of Tom Lea, Life Magazine, and World War II (El Paso, TX: Tom Lea Institute, 2016).