Join us this fall for a series of focused gallery talks in the exhibition Passage featuring highlights from the permanent collection. Experience the works on view accompanied by the expert, multidisciplinary lens and commentary of guest speakers from Brandeis faculty. The series aims to shed light on the radical ideas and transformational processes that shaped artistic practice in the first seven decades of the 20th century.
A professor of Fine Arts at Brandeis University, Nancy Scott received her PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and teaches both European and American modernism. She emphasizes both theory and practice in specific courses, such as Museum Studies and Economics and the Arts. In 2014, Scott held the Leon Levy Senior Fellowship at the Center of the History of Collecting, The Frick Collection. In 2015, she published Georgia O'Keeffe: Critical Lives. She has taught and researched both O'Keeffe, and the works of J. M. W. Turner collected in America. She focuses on projects reflecting Boston's 19th century abolitionism and art, both the 1877 purchase of Turner's The Slave Ship, and the history behind the Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and 54th Massachusetts Regiment on the Boston Common. Currently she is teaching British art from Turner to Whistler, and also a timely sculpture course, Politics on a Pedestal. O'Keeffe's work in the 1940s will be the center of Scott's ongoing research at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in 2019.
Free and open to the public