Symposium: Adaline Kent and The Click of Authenticity

Symposium: Adaline Kent and The Click of Authenticity

The first retrospective exhibition of one of midcentury America’s most innovative artists to occur in nearly sixty years, Adaline Kent: The Click of Authenticity features approximately 90 works that span Adaline Kent’s entire career and chart major thematic developments in the artist’s work as it progressed from figuration to abstraction. Join us for this half-day symposium as we explore the life and legacy of Adaline Kent (1900-1957), her love for the outdoors, her connection to the region, major thematic developments from figuration to abstraction. 

Presenters include:

  1. Apsara DiQuinzio, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art
  2. Jeff Gunderson, Archivist and Librarian for the San Francisco Art Institute 
  3. Alexander Nemerov, Carl & Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University
  4. Jenni Sorkin, Professor, History of Art & Architecture, UC Santa Barbara
  5. Elaine Y. Yau, Associate Curator at the UC Berkeley Art Museum 

An accompanying book, published by Rizzoli Electa and designed by Purtill Family Business will be available for purchase.

Doors open at 9:30 am. Program begins at 10 am. Morning coffee and a buffet lunch are included with registration. A no host bar will also be available for guests. 

Scholarships are available. Please email Claire Muñoz for more information.

A program of the Debra and Dennis Scholl Distinguished Speaker Series

Symposium
January 28, 2023 10 am – 1:30 pm
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