Lecture: ‘A visible fourth dimension’: Marsden Hartley’s Landscapes of Maine

Olin Arts Center, room 104
75 Russell Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
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Lecture by Gail R. Scott, Modern and Contemporary art scholar and curator.

Gail R. Scott began her career as Assistant Curator of Modern Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and subsequently has been active as an independent scholar, curator, and lecturer. She has published extensively, including exhibition catalogues on modern and contemporary American artists such as Richard Diebenkorn, Chuck Close, Wallace Berman, and E. Ambrose Webster.

Her publications on Maine artists include Carl Sprinchorn, Marguerite and William Zorach, Harold Garde, and, most notably, Marsden Hartley. She wrote a definitive monograph on Hartley’s art and edited a collection of his essays on art topics titled On Art by Marsden Hartley (Horizon Press, 1982) and a volume of his poetry, The Collected Poems of Marsden Hartley (Black Sparrow Press, 1987). She is currently at work on a comprehensive study, Marsden Hartley: The Complete Paintings.

In the course of her long involvement with and active research on Hartley, Scott has relied extensively on the Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection at Bates College Museum of Art, having first explored it in 1977 when the collection, not yet catalogued, was housed in a storeroom in the Treat Gallery.

A reception follows in the Museum.