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Howard E. Wooden Lecture Series: Curry, Corn, and Kansas

Date: October 3, 2018,
Venue: Wichita Art Museum - 1400 W. Museum Blvd., Wichita

The Event:

John Steuart Curry, the best known of Kansas' artists, was born and raised on a farm in rural Jefferson County. He rose to national prominence in the 1930s as one of the leading Regionalist painters who were prized for thier artistic celebrations of Midwestern agricultural life.
In his personal life, Curry was a "long distance Regionalist," creating his rural idylls in the bohemian art colony of Westport, Connecticut, with only occasional homecomings to his native state.
In 1933, Curry painted "Kansas Cornfield," a nearly life-size depiction of the ripening crop. The masterful painting became the first work to enter the Wichita Art Museum's collection.
Dr. Charles C. Eldridge will address the importance of the Wichita painting and of Curry's corn subjects. Dr. Eldridge is one of the leading historians of American Art and is the Hall Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Kansas.
6 pm Festive mingling + cash bar in the Dr. S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall + exhibition viewing
6:45 pm lecture in the Howard E. Wooden Lecture Hall

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