April 14, 2 pm: Barbara Novak: Pioneer in American Art History
Event wil be held at Temple Israel of Catskill, which is next door to the Cole House. We wish to thank Temple Israel for their generosity in allowing us to use their facility. The reception that follows will be in Thomas Cole‘s home.
Barbara Novak is one of America’s premier art historians. Breaking into the world of American art history in the 1950s, when few professors taught the topic, Dr. Novak, Helen Goodhart Altschul Professor of Art History Emerita at Barnard College and Columbia University, spent the next 40 years creating a foundation for the study of American art history through her seminal books and teaching, inspiring generations of students to pursue remarkable careers in academic and museum life. In this Salon, six speakers from a range of fields reveal through their personal stories the wide sweep of Dr. Novak’s influence as a scholar and mentor. Dr. Novak will offer her remarks at the end of the Salon.
Other speakers will include Ella M. Foshay, Independent Scholar; Annette Blaugrund, Independent Scholar, Former Director, National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts; Adrienne Baxter Bell, Associate Professor of Art History & Director, College Honors Program, Marymount Manhattan College; Karen Wilkin, Independent Scholar & Art Critic; H. Daniel Peck, John Guy Vassar Professor Emeritus of English, Vassar College; Susan Wides, Photographer; Scott MacDonald, Visiting Professor of Film History, Hamilton College, Harvard University; and Brian O’Doherty, artist and husband of Dr. Novak.
We are presenting this event at Temple Israel of Catskill, which is next door to the Cole House. We wish to thank Temple Israel for their generosity in allowing us to use their facility. The reception that follows will be in Thomas Cole’s home.
Susan Wides will talking at WAAM on Friday August 9th at 7pm.