The Georgia Museum of Art will present the 28th Alfred Heber Holbrook Memorial Lecture on March 8 at 6 p.m. in its M. Smith Griffith Auditorium. Alexander Nemerov, chair of the history of art department at Yale University, will give a talk, “To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America.” The lecture is open free to the public.
Nemerov is curator of the Smithsonian American Museum of Art exhibition To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America, which will be on view at GMOA until April 16. He teaches and writes about American visual culture from the 18th to the mid-20th century, focusing on painting, sculpture, photography and film, and has authored several publications on these subjects.
Nemerov will share his insights about Ault’s paintings, which have been labeled “rich in meaning and emotion.”
A reception and book signing for the exhibition catalogue, which Nemerov wrote, will follow the lecture.
The Holbrook Lecture is an annual event sponsored by the Friends of GMOA. Holbrook was the founder and first director of the museum and continued to serve as director past his 90th birthday. He started GMOA’s collection through a gift of 100 paintings in honor of his first wife, Eva Underhill Holbrook.