Art Gallery to Host Guest Lecturer

Dr. Tamara Schenkenberg, associate curator at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, will give a free public lecture titled “German and Allied Art during the First World War,” at 5 p.m. Feb. 23 in the University Art Gallery.

Schenkenberg’s presentation will draw on both the “Join, Save, Buy” and “Arts Against the Great War” exhibits currently on display in the gallery.

A 2014 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Ph.D. in art history, Schenkenberg has frequently presented and published research concerning German art during World War I. Her dissertation was “Kriegszeit and Der Bildermann, Agents of German Kultur: Paul Cassirer’s Flying Pages During the First World War.”

In her role with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Schenkenberg’s recently curated exhibitions include “Exquisite Everyday: 18th-Century Decorative Arts from the J. Paul Getty Museum,” “Home Soft Home: Claes Oldenburg’s Soft Sculptures” and “Ellipsis.”

Established by curator, philanthropist and arts patron Emily Rauh Pulitzer, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation promotes the significance of art in everyday life and its impact on the health and success of a community.

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages and the Department of Art are sponsoring Schenkenberg’s visit.

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