Free Guest Lecture
Monday, March 13, 2017 • 10:00 AM
Speaker: James Glisson, Bradford and Christine Mishler Assistant Curator of American Art, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Lecture: "The Fog of War: George Bellows and the Truth of Propaganda"
Inspired by Goya’s gruesome etchings and by questionable press accounts of German atrocities during WWI, Bellows’ “War Series” is both hard to look at and places the artist in an ethically compromised position. He contributes to the Allied effort but at the cost of ingratiating himself with a war-time propaganda machine. This talk explores these underappreciated lithographs and asks what it means to make art in the fog of war.
A historian of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art, James Glisson has written for artforum.com, afterimage, and American Art Review. His Huntington exhibitions on crowds, regionalist painters, Marsden Hartley, and Edward Weston have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Art Newspaper, El País, Hyperallergic, Wallpaper, The Guardian, and Time. A co-curated exhibition, Frederick Hammersley: To Paint without Thinking, opens in October 2017 and will be accompanied by a multi-author catalog.
Location: Timken Museum of Art • Balboa Park, 1500 El Prado San Diego
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