Baylor’s Allbritton Art Institute Welcomes Artist June Hargrove

Sept. 19, 2014
June Hargrove, Ph.D.June Hargrove, Ph.D., courtesty photo

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 19, 2014) – The Allbritton Art Institute, a component of the Baylor department of art, will welcome June Hargrove, Ph.D., professor of 19th-century European painting and sculpture at University of Maryland, for a lecture at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23.

The recipient of the 2013 College Art Association’s Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award, Hargrove will present a lecture titled “Primitive Tales: Paul Gauguin in the Marquesas Island.” The lecture will focus on the life of French painter Paul Gauguin, his work and journey to the Marquesas Islands.

“Archeology was recently performed where Gauguin lived in the Marquesas, and the findings may inform Dr. Hargrove's perspective about the life and art Gauguin completed there,” said Karen Pope, Ph.D., senior lecturer in art history at Baylor.

The Allbritton Lecture was established to offer insight into art history by inviting top scholarly speakers to campus.

“Dr. Hargrove's extensive record of publications includes books and exhibition catalogs on varied topics from French sculpture to the French Academy to Van Gogh studies and nine journal articles on Gauguin’s paintings and sculptures,” Pope said. “She will be a scintillating speaker who will offer memorable lessons to Allbritton students during her visit.”

The event is free and open to the public. It will be at Hooper-Schaefer Arts Center, Room 149, 60 Baylor Avenue. For more information, call the Baylor art department at (254) 710-1867.

by Kristen Bennett, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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