Lecture: Beatrice Cuming’s Portrait of New London with Dr. Barbara Zabel

Join us for a lecture exploring Beatrice Cuming’s depictions of the region during her time in New London. Artist Beatrice Cuming (American 1903-1974) celebrated modernity in her dynamic depictions of urban life in the 1930s, ‘40s, and early ‘50s. Cuming was part of the WPA Federal Art Project in the 1930s, and she received commissions from General Dynamics Electric Boat and Standard Oil in the 1940s.

Reception: 5:30 pm

Lecture: 6:00pm

Cost: Members $10 / Non-Members $15

RSVP to 860.443.2545 ext. 2129 or email us.

About Barbara Zabel

Barbara Zabel is a Professor Emeritus from Connecticut College. Zabel’s teaching and research focus on American and European modernism, issues of gender in machine-age culture, and the genre of portraiture. Over the years, she published scholarly essays in major journals and anthologies, as well as exhibition reviews and essays on contemporary artists and is the author of two books.

Barbara has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, the Smithsonian American of American Art, and the National Portrait Gallery. She continues to curate exhibitions for the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, for which she writes catalogues and involves art history students. Zabel also continues to lecture and teach courses mostly at local venues.


Image: Beatrice Cuming, Impact of White, ca. 1951, oil on canvas, 1968.107.


Apr 10 2024


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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