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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Maryland Art Place Speakers Series

Maryland Art Place
Speakers Series
Gail Levin: Distinguished Professor, CUNY

Grace Hartigan and Lee Krasner: The Friendship of Two Abstract Expressionists in the 1950s and After
The lecture will examine the work of these two celebrated painters and their personal friendship, which endured over several decades.

Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 2pm
Maryland Art Place

Power Plant Live!
8 Market Place, Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21202

Reception and book signing to follow.

Professor Gail Levin is the author of Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography, Becoming Judy Chicago, and many other books on twentieth-century and contemporary art. She is Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies, and Women’s Studies at the Graduate Center and Baruch College of the City University of New York. Her forthcoming book, Lee Krasner: A Biography, released March 22nd, 2011, details the life of Lee Krasner, an Abstract Expressionist painter whose work was sometimes overshadowed by that of her famous husband, Jackson Pollock.

Grace Hartigan’s warm relationship with MAP during her lifetime culminated in the bequest of five paintings upon her death in 2008. A longtime resident of Baltimore and an influential figure in the city’s cultural life, Ms. Hartigan is celebrated in MAP’s exhibition, Grace Hartigan: A Memorial Tribute, on view at the Ritz Carlton Residences.


Please RSVP to sofia[at]mdartplace.org.
Free for current members, all others $10 at the door.

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