Texas Made Modern: The Art of Everett Spruce – virtual talk with Shirley Reece-Hughes Sept. 6

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Texas Made Modern: The Art of Everett Spruce – virtual talk with Shirley Reece-Hughes Sept. 6
Everett Spruce (1908–2002), Arkansas Landscape, 1938, oil on hardboard, The Phillips Collection, Washington DC. Acquired 1942 © 2019 Alice Spruce Meriwether

The Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA) & Texas Art Collectors Organization (TACO) invite you to join us for
Texas Made Modern:The Art of Everett Spruce
a virtual talk with
Shirley Reece-Hughes, Curator of Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

4 p.m. on Sunday, September 6, 2020
Click here to register via Zoom!

Have a question for Shirley Reece-Hughes? Email CASETA Board Member Sarah Beth Wilson and we will do our best to include it during the Q&A as time allows!

Registration via Zoom is required to attend this virtual event. This talk will be recorded and available through the CASETA website after the event.

Shirley Reece-Hughes will describe the exhibition Texas Made Modern: The Art of Everett Spruce, which features artworks dating from the 1920s to the 1970s that convey the artist’s deep communion with the land expressed through his sophisticated array of styles. As this talk reveals, Spruce’s childhood growing up on farms attuned him to the vicissitudes of nature and imbued him with an understanding of ecology that informs his subjects.

Examining the original motifs and spatial rhythms that Spruce devised in his work, which suggested new ideas and experiences of Texas for twentieth-century audiences, this talk will examine the artist’s interest in history, time, and place as amalgams of experience. 

 This is the 28th in a series of regional events that CASETA will co-sponsor with institutions around the state to provide an opportunity to learn more about  early Texas art and CASETA. We look forward to seeing you! 
CASETA | 325.212.4872 | caseta@samfa.org | www.caseta.org
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