Members-Only Lecture for Hans Hofmann: Works on Paper

Members-Only Lecture for Hans Hofmann: Works on Paper

Image:
Hans Hofmann (United States, born Germany, 1880–1966), Bird Flight, 1943, Colored crayon and black felt-tip pen, 11 x 14 1/8 inches, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gift of the Woodward Foundation, Washington, D.C., 1976

Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium
Space is limited. Reservations are required. Member exhibition access begins at 5 p.m. R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, June 6 to (207) 775-6148 or membership@portlandmuseum.org

In her essay in the Hans Hofmann: Works on Paper catalogue, exhibition curator Karen Wilkin writes, “Hofmann’s works on paper provide a particularly accurate, revealing, and comprehensive portrait of this constantly changing, hard-to-come-to-terms-with artist.” Wilkin, a New York-based curator, Hofmann expert, and art critic specializing in 20th-century modernism, comes to the PMA to elaborate on that point, share her insights, and provide deeper context to this outstanding exhibition.

Wilkin is an independent curator, widely published critic, and author of monographs on Sir Anthony Caro, Stuart Davis, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann, Giorgio Morandi, Kenneth Noland, and David Smith, and has organized exhibitions of their work including Hans Hofmann: Magnum Opus, a retrospective at the Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Germany (2013).