Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist—Talk and Exhibition Tour

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Where

Livestream

When

Wednesday December 16, 2020
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where

Livestream

When

Wednesday December 16, 2020
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Join us for an online exhibition tour and discussion of the exhibition Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist with Rochelle Steiner, Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs at Palm Springs Art Museum, and Gilbert Vicario, the Phoenix Art Museum’s Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and The Selig Family Chief Curator.

In this virtual tour, Vicario and Steiner will discuss themes central to Pelton’s practice, her undeniable contributions to the field of abstraction, and her work’s relationship to early twentieth-century notions of spirituality. The nationally acclaimed exhibition, curated by Vicario, debuted at the Phoenix Art Museum in 2019 and has since traveled to the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; its latest iteration will be seen at Palm Springs Art Museum.

The program will be livestreamed and will remain live for one week after the event.


Agnes Pelton, Orbits, 1934. Oil on canvas. Collection of Oakland Museum of California,
Gift of Concours d'Antiques, the Art Guild of the Oakland Museum of California.



About Gilbert Vicario and Rochelle Steiner

Gilbert Vicario is the Phoenix Art Museum’s Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and The Selig Family Chief Curator. Prior to joining the Phoenix Art Museum, Vicario was senior curator and division head for curatorial affairs at the Des Moines Art Center from 2009–2015. Vicario organized the exhibition and publication Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist, which traveled to the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and Palm Springs Art Museum, California.

Rochelle Steiner is the Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Previously, Steiner served as Associate Director and Chief Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery, was a tenured professor and the Dean of the Roski School of Art & Design at University of Southern California, and Director of the Public Art Fund in New York.

Ticket Prices

  • General Admission: $12
  • Members and Students: $8
  • Patron Members and Above: Free

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