Boehme Discusses Paul Kane

“Paul Kane: During and After His Wanderings” will be the topic of an Arts Insight slide talk by Sarah E. Boehme, Curator, at the Stark Museum of Art, Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 2 p.m. Admission to the talk is free and the public is invited. The forty-five minute talk will include questions and answers. It will be followed by a light reception.


The talk coordinates with the Museum’s special exhibition Paul Kane: Intrepid Artist and Adventurer. Sarah Boehme will compare examples of Kane’s first-hand observational sketches with reproductions of some of his later, more formalized paintings. “This talk will give the audience the opportunity to see how an artist makes changes, sometimes subtle and sometimes blatant, in going from one version to another. It will give insight into how we should look and think about sources of information.” After the reception, participants will have the opportunity to view works in the gallery. 


The talk will take place in the Walter G. Riedel III Education Center; entrance will be through the main Museum entrance on Green Avenue. 


Paul Kane contradicts the common stereotype of the reclusive artist. From 1845-1848, Kane camped and canoed across the North American continent, sketching in watercolor and oil paints along the way. He wanted to record the landscape and the people before they changed. Paul Kane: Intrepid Artist and Adventurer presents Kane’s first-hand works exploring regions through the artist’s eye. The exhibition will be on view at the Stark Museum of Art through June 2, 2018.

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