Tradition, Modernism, Avant-Garde: Rodin in his Times
Wednesday Nov 04 04:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
About the Lecture:
Part of public programming for Auguste Rodin: The Human Experience, Selections from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collections
Rodin transformed sculpture, but he was not an isolated genius. Sympathetic to Impressionism, resonant with Symbolism, bohemian in his proclivities, and radical in his views, he was immersed in the avant-garde circles that thrived in Paris in the closing years of the 19th century. Curator of European and American Art Theresa Papanikolas will offer a look at Rodin in the context of the French fin-de siècle to show how his work was shaped by his association with like-minded artists.
Theresa Papanikolas is Curator of European and American Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Through an innovative reinstallation of the permanent collection and the exhibitions From Whistler to Warhol: Modernism on Paper (2010); Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawaii Pictures (2013); and Art Deco Hawaii (2014), she has helped position the museum at the cultural hub of one of the country’s most diverse metropolitan areas.
From 2006 to 2008, Dr. Papanikolas was Wallis Annenberg Curatorial Fellow at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where she organized Doctrinal Nourishment: Art and Anarchism in the Time of James Ensor (2008) and helped plan Drawing Surrealism (2012). She has also held positions at Rice University, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and has published widely on Dada and Surrealism. She holds degrees in Art History from USC (BA) and the University of Delaware (MA, PhD).