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Alexander Arts Lecture

The annual Alexander Arts Lecture is held each fall in the Alexander Community Meeting Room of the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. This endowed lecture focuses on American Art, and honors the extraordinary contributions of Patty & Welborn Alexander, founding members of the Museum. The series was established through gifts from members of the Museum’s Board of Trustees in 2012. The goal of this lecture is to engage diverse audiences and create a cultural dialogue, thereby enriching the lives of the participants with current perspectives in the visual arts.

Our next Alexander Arts Lecture will take place on Sunday, October 6, 2019 4:00 pm with a talk from Katy Rothkopf. More info to come soon!


2017

Lady Rebels: Southern Women Artists and Art Education during America’s Gilded Age

2016

John Leslie Breck and the Birth of American Impressionism

2015

American Impressionism and Realism: Tales of a Collector with Jack Huber

2014

“Encouraging American Genius” and Other Tales from the Front: American Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art with Sarah Cash, Bechhoefer Curator of American Art at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC.

2013

What a Difference a Frame Makes: American Period Frames of the 19th & Early 20th Centuries with Suzanne Smeaton, representative for Eli Wilner & Company

2012

Landscapes of Southern Identity with Sylvia Yount, Chief Curator and Louise B. and J. Harwood Cochrane Curator of American Art.