The Alfred Stieglitz Collection: Collaboration and Stewardship
Advance registration is required.
The Anne Sallee Greenwood Discovery Series is a program celebrating new perspectives in American art and culture. It is inspired by the opportunity for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to share publicly the ways in which curators discover shared expertise and interests and how collaboration has the potential to create new audiences for art. This series was made possible thanks to the generosity of Mary Ann and Reed Greenwood, in honor of their daughter, Anne (MFA ’19).
In 2012, Fisk University and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art entered into co-ownership of the Alfred Stieglitz Collection. Gifted to Fisk by Georgia O’Keeffe in 1949, the collection includes 101 works mostly from the estate of Alfred Stieglitz, O’Keeffe’s late husband. Stieglitz has an unparalleled importance in American art history as a photographer, gallerist, and collector of pioneering artwork in the US. O’Keeffe’s decision to gift a significant group of works to a historically Black university in the South compels fresh analysis around topics of modernism, education, race, and legacy.
Fisk University and Crystal Bridges share equally in the stewardship and care of the Stieglitz Collection, with works traveling between the institutions every two years. In recent years, the partnership has expanded and evolved through innovative approaches to student engagement and collaborative research. Join Jamaal Sheats, Associate Provost of Art and Culture, Director and Curator at Fisk University Galleries, and Assistant Professor of Arts, Fisk University, and Jen Padgett, Windgate Curator of Craft, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, for a conversation around the collaboration and projects in progress, including a groundbreaking publication on the collection’s history. Dr. Anna O. Marley, PAFA's Chief of Curatorial Affairs and the Kenneth R. Woodcock Curator of Historical American Art, will moderate the conversation.
*This program will be both in-person and virtual.
**In-person attendees are cordially invited to a reception before the program, 5:00 - 6:00 PM, in the Anne Bryan Gallery.
*** Determined To Be: The Sculpture of John Rhoden will be open from 4:00 - 5:30 PM.