Guest Lecture: Kay L. H. Wells



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Join us on Monday, October 28 for an evening with Assistant Professor of American Art at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and author of Weaving Modernism, Kay L. H. Wells.


The Guest Lecture with Kay Wells will take place Monday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Auditorium. Patrons will enter and exit through the Knight Theater doors (430 S. Tryon St.).

Tickets are $10 for the public, $6 for Bechtler members, and free for students with a valid ID. Firebird and Modernist Society members receive complimentary tickets but must register ahead of time.

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About Katharine L. H. Wells

Kay L. H. Wells is an assistant professor of art history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on the interconnections between fine and applied arts, and her book manuscript in progress, Transatlantic Tapestries and the Marketing of Modernism, explores the close relationship between modernist painting and French tapestry in the decades following World War II. Wells was a member of the Textile Project at the University of Zurich and the first Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Craft at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her publications include “The ‘merely imitative mood’: British Japonisme and Imperial Mimesis,” forthcoming in Nineteenth Century Studies; “Rockefeller’s Guernica and the Collection of Modern Copies,” in Journal of the History of Collections (2014); “Serpentine Sideboards, Hogarth’s Analysis, and the Beautiful Self,” in Eighteenth Century Studies (Spring 2013); and “Artistes contre Liciers: La Renaissance de la Tapisserie Française,” in Decorum (Paris: Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and Skira Flammarion, 2013). At Bard Graduate Center, Wells will be completing her book manuscript. 

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