Dr. Dominic Ricciotti, Professor Emeritus of art history at Winona State University (WSU) and board member of Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM), will give an illustrated talk entitled “Joseph Stella’s Brooklyn Bridge” on October 18 from 6-7 p.m. at the museum. Stella is a pioneering American modernist of the early 20th century, who frequently took up urban themes. Ricciotti’s talk is occasioned by the museum’s exhibition titled “This is New York,” opening on October 2, and in particular by its recent acquisition of a watercolor study of the bridge for the artist’s monumental five-paneled work, “New York Interpreted” (1920-22), a focus of his remarks. Ricciotti places Stella’s bridge paintings in the context of the larger investigation by American painters of subjects and themes addressing a newly emergent urban culture in America between 1890 and 1930. The subjects and styles encompass a wide variety of interests, a selection of which will be sampled.
No sign up is required; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.