Whistler in Watercolor at the Freer
Watercolor Rediscovered: Whistler in the 19th Century
In conjunction with the opening of Whistler in Watercolor, the following lecture series on May 19, 2019, explored the development of watercolor in the Victorian era and James McNeill Whistler’s contributions to the genre. The program featured talks by experts in British and American art history (Kathleen Foster, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Curator of American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Robyn Asleson, curator of prints and drawings at the National Portrait Gallery) and technical art history (Emily Jacobson, paper and photographs conservator at the Freer and Sackler). The discussion was moderated by Lee Glazer, director of the Lunder Institute for American Art at Colby College.