The Art of Making a Living in Indiana 1850-1950

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T.C. Steele (American, 1847-1926)

T.C. Steele (American, 1847-1926), Morning--Old Schofield's Mill, 1889, oil on canvas, 30 1/4 x 45 1/2 in. Gift of Rosemary A. Gatewood and Kenneth Gatewood, 2011.132.

Join Martin Krause, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the IMA, Rachel Berenson Perry, Art History Author, and Laurette McCarthy, Independent Scholar and Researcher, as they discuss the endurance of Indiana artists in the face of the ceaseless struggle to earn a living by their art. Much of the primary source material behind these remarks was collected by Wilbur D. Peat (1929-1965) director of the IMA from 1929-1965 to whom the evening’s program is dedicated. Peat was also a historian whose work resulted in the book Pioneer Painters of Indiana. The research materials related to this publication are now available in digital format through a partnership between IMA Archives and IUPUI University Library. Light refreshments will be available prior to the program.
After the talk join Weisenberger Fellow Anastasia Tinari in the galleries to view the recently acquired and conserved T.C. Steele's Morning--Old Schofield's Mill.

Presented in partnership with IUPUI University Library. This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library

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