Gallery Talk: Marsden Hartley's Wonderlust from France to Nova Scotia

Talk by Jee Kim, ’12 – Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 1:15 PM

Marsden Hartley was born in Lewiston, Maine and became one of America’s greatest modernist painters. Hartley loved traveling. France and Nova Scotia are two distinct places gave Hartley inspiration.

In France, Hartley caught Cézanne fever, and in Nova Scotia, he found a fundamental goodness and nobility of humanity. My talk, based on research conducted during an internship with the museum during the winter 2010 term, will offer insight into Hartley’s wanderings and how his discovery of his unique vision emerged from his relationship with nature and human interactions.