|Barry Faulkner’s 1923 folding screen depicting his friend and fellow artist Paul Manship and their wives traveling in the wine country of France during Prohibition is one of many folding screens done by American artists in the early twentieth century. Thomas Hart Benton, Jay Van Everen, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Charles Prendergast, Donald Deskey and many others experimented with this format, and this presentation will explore Faulkner’s work in this larger context.
This talk and tour will be led my Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky
To celebrate the American Treasures exhibitions, museum staff will give focused mini-lectures on specific works of art to highlight their importance in the museum collection. These programs will begin with a brief 20-minute PowerPoint presentation in the museum auditorium, followed by a tour in the American Treasures gallery where the featured work is on display. The PowerPoint will include images of related works and provide context for their creation.
These tours are free with admission and there are no advance reservations. Please check in at the main lobby admission desk on the day of the talk.
American Treasures is sponsored by: A.E. Sampson & Son, Houses & Cottages by Eric E. Allyn, The Grasshopper Shop of Rockland, Wickham Skinner Fund, and an anonymous gift.
The Primary Media Sponsor of American Treasures is Maine Home + Design