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"Radical to Beautiful: How Impressionism came to America"

Join Dr. Jonathan Stuhlman, Senior Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art at THE MINT MUSEUM Uptown Galleries.

Dr. Stuhlman will discuss how American artists encountered, embraced, and advocated for the Impressionist style during the final years of the 19th century. His talk is inspired by the museum’s recent acquisition of John Leslie Breck’s painting “Blanche Hoschedé-Monet Sewing,” completed in 1888 during Breck’s stay in Giverny, France.


Dr. Jonathan Stuhlman has been the Curator of American Art at the Mint Museum since 2006; he assumed responsibility for the museum’s Modern and Contemporary Collection and joined the museum’s Senior Leadership team in 2013. He was previously the Anne and Harold Berkley Smith Curator of American Art at the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; a McIntire Curatorial Fellow at the University of Virginia Art Museum; a Curatorial Assistant in the departments of American Arts and Modern and Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; a Research Associate in the department of American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago; and Assistant Director of Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, VA.

Stuhlman has organized numerous traveling exhibitions and contributed to their accompanying catalogues, including: Georgia O’Keeffe: Circling around Abstraction; From New York to Corrymore: Robert Henri and Ireland; Double Solitaire: The Surrealist Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy; Seeing the World Within: Charles Seliger in the 1940s; and Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100. He also oversaw the reinstallation of the Mint’s collection of American Art at Mint Museum Uptown in 2010 and has brought works to the museum’s collections by artists ranging from John Singleton Copley, John Leslie Breck, and Alson Skinner Clark to Augusta Savage, Kay Sage, Grace Hartigan, Beauford Delaney, and Elaine de Kooning.

Stuhlman received a B.A. with honors in Art History from Bowdoin College; an M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and a PhD in the History of Art at the University of Virginia, where his dissertation focused on the work of the Surrealist painter Yves Tanguy.



Earlier Event: December 12
Printmaking in the West