Barnet Scholar's Noontime Talk

Barnet Scholar's Noontime Talk

featuring Lauren Kroiz, associate professor in the History of Art Department at the University of California, Berkeley.

Lauren Kroiz is associate professor in the History of Art Department at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Cultivating Citizens: The Regional Work of Art in the New Deal Era (University of California Press, 2018) and Creative Composites: Modernism, Race, and the Stieglitz Circle (University of California Press, 2012).

In 1922 Edward Steichen set fire to all the paintings in his studio in Voulangis, a small town outside Paris. He turned decisively to photography, becoming among the most famous Americans working in the medium, and eventually directing the Photography Department of the Museum of Modern Art. Lauren Kroiz’s gallery talk focuses on Steichen’s 1909 gauzy landscape painting Moonlight Dance, Voulangis to understand the important and vexing role of painting in Steichen’s formulation of photography.

This talk is in the Peggy L. Osher Collection Art Study and Committee Conference Room. It has limited capacity and is first come, first-served.

This program is generously supported by the Will Barnet Foundation.