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ART HISTORIAN JESSICA MURPHY SPEAKS ABOUT THE “FEMININE POINT OF VIEW” IN THE STIEGLITZ CIRCLE ON MARCH 22 AT BARD COLLEGE

Emily M. Darrow
845-758-7512
darrow@bard.edu
03-22-2006
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Art History Program at Bard College presents a lecture by art historian Jessica Murphy speaking on “The ‘Feminine Point of View’ at 291: Agnes Ernst Meyer, Katharine Rhoades, and Marion Beckett in the Stieglitz Circle, 1914–1915,” at Bard on Wednesday, March 22. Free and open to the public, the program begins at 6:30 p.m. in room 102 of the F. W. Olin Humanities Building. The program is cosponsored by the American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies Programs at Bard. “These three women were originally recognized as a distinctive trio within the circle of artists, critics, and other associates surrounding Alfred Stieglitz at his 291 galleries: Agnes Ernst Meyer, a journalist, photographer, and collector; Katharine Nash Rhoades, a painter and poet; and Marion Beckett, also a painter,” says Murphy. “These individuals participated in Stieglitz’s avant-garde circle as artists and models, muses, and patrons. As ‘New Women’ in a predominantly male group, they established the primary female presence at Stieglitz’s gallery before the arrival of Georgia O’Keeffe in 1917. A cross-section of events in which they participated in 1914 and 1915 evokes their varied roles and offers a composite view of feminine identity in transition within the Stieglitz Circle.” Jessica Murphy is a research associate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Delaware. For further information, call 845-758-7158 or e-mail arthistory@bard.edu. # # # (3/16/06)

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