July 30, 9:00 to 11:30 A.M.
During her summer sojourns from New York City, Alabama-native Anne Goldthwaite captured views of Montgomery, the surrounding countryside, and local inhabitants. In honor of the painter’s early to mid-twentieth century seasonal visits, the Museum has chosen a summer morning to celebrate one of the South’s most accomplished women artists. The event will be held on Saturday, July 30, from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. in the Orientation Circle, with a discussion that will center on Goldthwaite’s extraordinary life and her art in the Museum’s permanent collection. She is currently represented by more than 500 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper in the Museum’s holdings, with a sizeable portion of these representing her Alabama and Southern roots.
Participants will enjoy a presentation by writer May Lamar, who is currently at work on a fictional biography of Anne and her family, and will also hear historian Mary Ann Neeley’s insights into the locations depicted in Goldthwaite’s works. Many of her paintings are now on view in the second floor Balcony and Library galleries in the exhibition Going Home: Paintings by Anne Goldthwaite (through November 6). To conclude the morning, we will visit these galleries to examine and discuss the works together.
To make a reservation, call Brandy Morrison at 334.240.4365. We look forward to seeing you there.
Alice Novak, Curator of Education
Margaret Lynne Ausfeld, Curator of Paintings and Sculpture
Featured images (top to bottom):
Anne Goldthwaite, Street in Montgomery, n.d., oil on canvas, Gift of Isabel Scriba, in memory of her uncle, Dr. Oscar Martin Teague, 1990.1.3
Anne Goldthwaite, Montgomery Capitol, Halls of Legislature (No. 2), ca. 1931, etching on paper, Gift of Adelyn D. Breeskin, 1982.16.360
Anne Goldthwaite, North Court Street, Montgomery, Alabama, n.d., oil on canvas, Gift of Miss Lucille Goldthwaite, 1946.7