Join Curator Sarah E. Boehme for a special Insights Lunch & Look on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Boehme will discuss how art and life intersected for artist Joseph Henry Sharp. The painter wanted to live near the subjects he portrayed, so he had a log cabin built on the Crow Indian reservation in Montana. Boehme will explore the history of the cabin, its furnishings, and the effects on Sharp’s art.
Boehme will base her talk on an essay she has written for a forthcoming publication The Life & Art of Joseph Henry Sharp, edited by Peter H. Hassrick and published by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
After the talk, attendees will have an opportunity to view paintings such as Sharp’s The Winter Screen, which he painted from the cabin’s back yard.
Boehme said, “This talk will give a glimpse of Joseph Henry Sharp’s domestic life. We will delve into how he lived and why he chose the objects around him. I think attendees will be inspired by Sharp’s approach.”
Participants are welcome to bring their own brown bag lunch. Coffee service will be provided throughout the presentation.
Insights Lunch & Looks and Lectures are a special series presented by Curator Sarah E. Boehme and guest speakers on subjects related to the Stark Museum of Art’s collection. This series provides visitors the opportunity to engage deeply with artists and works of art in the collection.
Joseph Henry Sharp (1859 – 1953), The Winter Screen, oil on canvas board, 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches, Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas, Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965, 31.25.22