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Betsy Fahlman, art history professor in the ASU Herberger Institute School of Art, served as editor for the 98th Arizona Town Hall Background Report: Capitalizing on Arizona's Arts and Culture, which will take place in Tucson May 1-4, 2011.
The Arizona Town Hall, founded in 1962, describes itself as "the think take of Arizona leaders," and tackles big issues facing the state. This is the first time the group has focused on the arts. The 236 page report, which has 23 chapters by 39 authors, 7 art works by 8 artists, and 3 poems, aims to broadly describe the state of the arts in Arizona.
View the report:
The report is available on the Arizona Town Hall website.
View additional coverage:
Judith Smith's Culture: The Newest of Arizona’s ‘Cs’ on ASU News,
Arizona Town Hall—Since 1962 on ASU News, and
Friedman Serves as ASU’s Liaison the Arizona Town Hall on ASU News.
Project Date: May 2011
Betsy Fahlman is an art history professor in the ASU School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Her recent book is Kraushaar Galleries: Celebrating 125 Years. Kraushaar Galleries was founded in 1885 and is one of only four art galleries remaining in New York from the 19th century. The gallery is notable for its early support of The Eight (including John Sloan, Maurice Prendergast, William Glackens, and George Luks), leading American realists (Guy Pène du Bois and Gifford Beal), and American and European modernists (Charles Demuth, Marguerite Zorach, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec). The Kraushaar book makes seven books in eight years for Fahlman.
Fahlman also has also served as guest curator for an exhibition at the Archives of American Art’s New York Research Center, of original letters, invoices, ledgers, and other archival material culled from the voluminous records of Kraushaar Galleries at the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art. The show runs from Sept. 8 – Dec. 8, 2010.
Read the Kraushaar Galleries press release.
Read the Art Market Views article: Kraushaar Galleries Turns 125, is New York’s Fourth Oldest Art Merchant by Lindsay Pollock.
Read Judith H. Dobrzynski’s ArtsJournal blog: The Celebration Begins Now: Kraushaar Galleries Turns 125.
The Kraushaar Galleries press release is posted on the ARTFIXdaily Artwire website.
The Kraushaar Galleries press release is posted on the Smithsonian Institution’s website.
Project Date: September 2010
Betsy Fahlman is an art history professor in the ASU Herberger Institute School of Art. Two books she has written have appeared in 2009. Her first book, New Deal Art in Arizona, was published by the University of Arizona Press, and explores the rich history of art in Arizona during the Depression era. Fahlman’s second book, Wonders of Work and Labor: The Steidle Collection of American Industrial Art is co-authored with Eric Schuers. Wonders of Work and Labor was published by the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery at Penn State, and is being distributed by Penn State University Press. Fahlman has published six books since 2002.
Fahlman also was awarded a second “short term visitor grant” to continue her research on the history of Kraushaar Galleries at the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
Project Date: September 2009
Betsy Fahlman is an art history professor and the ASU Herberger College School of Art associate director. Her book, Chimneys and Towers: Charles Demuth's Late Paintings of Lancaster (Fort Worth, Texas: Amon Carter Museum, 2007), received the award for "Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Historical Materials" at the annual meeting of the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) in New Orleans, La., on Sept. 28, 2008.
Project Date: September 2008
Betsy Fahlman, art history professor and ASU Herberger College School of Art associate director, has been awarded a summer 2008 fellowship to conduct research at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. During her five-week residency at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Fahlman begins a project on the history of the Kraushaar Galleries and its papers housed at the Archives of American Art. Founded in 1885, Kraushaar is one of five 19th-century commercial art galleries remaining in New York City. Like many of its contemporaries, at first its stock was European, but by the 20th century, the gallery began to focus on American realism, showing a range of artists who took a broad definition of modernism. Kraushaar has handled many important works of American art from the 19th and 20th centuries, and has sold significant pieces to major museums and notable collectors, including Chester Dale.
Project Date: Summer 2008
Betsy Fahlman, art history professor and ASU Herberger College School of Art associate director, has guest curated a traveling exhibition Chimneys and Towers: Charles Demuth's Late Paintings of Lancaster. Organized by the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, the exhibition opened there in August 2007 before traveling to the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, in November. Its final stop is the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, where it will be on view Feb. 23-April 27, 2008. Fahlman is also the principal author of the exhibition'’s accompanying publication by the same name, which reveals many aspects of the artistÂ’s life and work, including his attachment to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and how his own personal chronicle is intertwined with the history of medicine (the architectural works in the show were all executed after he was diagnosed with diabetes). Demuth is famed as a major early-American modernist, and his painting, My Egypt, (1927) remains a canonical work in the history of American art.
Project Date: February 2008
Betsy Fahlman's, professor of art history and associate director, book on the history of the James Graham & Sons gallery was extensively cited in The New York Times review of the accompanying exhibition of the gallery's history. The show, based on the book, also was mentioned in May 28 issue of The New Yorker. Graham & Sons is only one of five 19th-century galleries remaining in Manahattan and the only one to have its history documented by a scholar.
Read the New York Times coverage
Betsy Fahlman's bio
Project Date: February 2008