Curatorial Lecture Series | Theresa Papanikolas: Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Displacement and Place in the Hawai‘i Pictures
Wednesday Sep 25 04:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
About the Lecture:
If you love the exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawai‘i Pictures, you won't want to miss this lecture that delves deeper into the work of these two American masters.
Theresa Papanikolas, who curated the exhibition, will focus on work created in and about Hawai'i by two of America's most renowned 20th-century artists. She'll discuss how they developed a sense of place in their work, and she'll explore how each bypassed the visual formulas and cultural clichés being constructed at mid-century to market and describe Hawai'i to unmask what lay beyond the beaches of Waikīkī and give form to the entirety of what they discovered in the islands.
Theresa Papanikolas is the Curator of European and American Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art. She received her BA in Art History from the University of Southern California, and her MA and PhD in Art History from the University of Delaware. Prior to joining the Museum, Theresa was the Wallis Annenberg Curatorial Fellow at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and she has held curatorial and academic positions at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Rice University. At the Honolulu Museum, she is curator of the major exhibitions From Whistler to Warhol: Modernism on Paper, Exquisitely Modern: 50 Works from Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, and the recent reinstallation of the European and American galleries. She is also curator of the exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawai‘i Pictures, and author of its catalogue.