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Art at Lunch: Grandma Moses and the Gatecrashers

with High Museum of Art curator, Katherine Jentleson

On the occasion of the birthday of Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses, curator Katherine Jentleson, PhD, discusses how Moses rose to fame during an era when self-taught artists were considered part of American modernism, and how her enormous popularity ultimately contributed to the end of that era of inclusion. Her talk will feature installation shots and an overview of her exhibition, Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America, on view at the High Museum of Art starting August 21.

Art at Lunch:

Save the date! On the first Tuesday of every month, we will introduce you to an artist, explore a painting, or engage in conversations about the amazing and diverse art present in Vermont and in the greater Bennington area.

Art at Lunch is offered at no charge to Bennington Museum members and on a pay-what-you-wish basis to Not-Yet-Members.


About the Presenter:

Katherine Jentleson, PhD, is the Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Her most recent exhibitions, Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America and Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe are on view at the High this Fall and are both accompanied by major publications available for purchase through the museum’s online gift shop.

Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses (1860-1961)
Village of Hoosick Falls
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