New York-based curator, Margaret Mathews Berenson, will speak about her essay, " Nature and the Environment: Preserving Experiences in Hybrid Prints" for the exhibition: "Women and Print" at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery. Whether working directly from nature en plein air or combining their experiences and impressions in the studio through digital means, the twelve artists who are the focus of her research embrace printmaking with a remarkable understanding of traditional print processes while freely blending traditional techniques with new technology. The results are hybrid forms of printmaking that are distinctly their own. Margaret Mathews-Berenson is an independent curator and art educator specializing in contemporary art and photography. She founded her own business in 1984 following a career in museum work (at the Philadelphia Art Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art) and in book publishing. Since then, she has curated numerous exhibitions for museums, galleries and non-profit institutions throughout the United States and abroad. From 1997 to 1998, she was director of the Drawing Society and editor-in-chief of Drawing magazine. An accomplished lecturer and writer, her articles have been published in ARTS, American Artist, The Pastel Journal and Sculpture magazine. Through her tour company, Art Today, she provides VIP and special-access tours of the contemporary art scene in New York and other cultural cities. She is currently on the faculty of the 92nd Street Y in New York.
The Tuesday Noon Academy is a collection of presentations
by Scripps College faculty and visiting scholars from a wide variety of
disciplines, offered free of charge to the community. Attendees are welcomed to bring their lunch or purchase lunch at the Malott
Commons Dining Hall. Coffee and Tea will be provided. Doors open at 11:45am.
This event is co-sponsored by the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery.