West Virginia artist Grace Martin Taylor and her works will be the subject of the Art Museum of WVU’s next “Lunchtime Looks” program, to be held Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Art Museum Curator Robert Bridges and WVU Associate Professor of Art History Kristina Olson will present a 20-minute gallery talk about Taylor’s work, beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Deem Print Gallery. Bridges will also demonstrate the technique Taylor used to make her white-line color woodblock prints. The event is free and open to the public.
WVU students, faculty and staff, and the general public are invited to bring a brown bag lunch to the Museum Education Center Grand Hall at noon and meet with other art enthusiasts to enjoy their midday meal before the talk begins. The presentation will end by 12:50 p.m., so that those who need to get back to their offices will have plenty of time. Anyone who can’t get away for the entire hour is welcome to meet the group in the museum at 12:30 p.m. for just the art presentation.
The complete prints of Grace Martin Taylor (1903-1995), including her important color woodblock prints, are currently on view at the Art Museum through Dec. 15. Taylor is considered one of America’s innovative printmakers of the 20th century. Born near Morgantown, she earned degrees at WVU at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She studied with her cousin, internationally known American modernist Blanche Lazzell, and also with prestigious artists such as Hans Hofmann and Emil Bisttram.
For more information, contact the Art Museum of WVU at 304.292.7790.
CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, Art Museum of WVU
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