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Robert Winthrop Chanler: Outrageous American Modernist | March 2, 2017

  • 2 Mar 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Scarab Club


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Speaker: Betsy Fahlman, Professor of Art History at Arizona State University, Adjunct Curator of American Art at the Phoenix Art Museum

Thursday, March 2, 2017
6 pm | Cocktails
7 pm | Dinner
8 pm | Lecture

Deadline for dinner/lecture registration:
Monday, February 27, 5 pm

When scholars began to reclaim the first generation American modernist artists from the first quarter of the twentieth century, they focused on those who had been to Europe and whose work aligned most closely with Cubism, Fauvism, Futurism, and their many variants.  But it is now recognized that many modernisms flourished in this country during this period and that our artists engaged a much broader range of aesthetic options. This talk considers Robert Winthrop Chanler, an Astor and an independent—and often outrageous—modernist who negotiated interconnected bohemian and elite cultural circles, making his artistic reputation with exotic and brilliantly colored lacquered screens whose compositions featured fantastical avian, jungle, and aquatic creatures.


Chopped Salad: Hard Boiled Egg, Garbanzo Beans, Tomato, Red Onion

Chicken Escalope with Mushroom Sauce
Fettuccine Alfredo (vegan)

Asparagus Spears


The Scarab Club is supported in part by awards from the Kresge Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and the National  Endowment for the Arts.

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