Christina Rosenberger on Agnes Martin

Gallery Talks

March 29, 2008    add to my calendar

Christina Rosenberger is the Research Coordinator at the Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art at the Harvard University Art Museums, where she studies the materials and techniques of modern and contemporary artists. Her work bridges the disciplines of art history, conservation and conservation science, and includes investigations of works by Brice Marden, Jackson Pollock and Cy Twombly. Ms. Rosenberger has a particular interest in the work of Agnes Martin. Her research on Martin's work has been supported by the Baird Traveling Fellowship at the Harvard University Art Museums and through a residency at the Harwood Museum of Art at the University of New Mexico. Ms. Rosenberger is currently pursuing her PhD at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Agnes Martin was born in Macklin, a town in Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1912. She grew up in Vancouver, then moved to Bellingham, Washington, in 1932. Martin gained a BA in 1942 and an MA in 1952 from the Teachers College at Columbia University, New York, while intermittently living in New Mexico. In 1957 she relocated to Coenties Slip in Lower Manhattan, where her neighbors included the artists Robert Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly, James Rosenquist, Leonore Tawney, and Ann Wilson. Martin had her first one-person exhibition in 1958 at the Betty Parsons Gallery, New York. Surveys of her work have been presented at venues including the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (1973), the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1991), the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1992), and the Menil Collection, Houston (2002). Martin continued to live and work in Taos, New Mexico, until her death on December 16, 2004. Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon is a series of presentations that take place the last Saturday of every month at 1 pm and are free with admission to the museum. Focused on the work of the artists in Dia's collection, the one-hour presentations are given by curators, art historians, and writers, and take place in museum's galleries. Reservations are suggested. Please call Dia:Beacon at 845-440-0100 ext 44.

Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon are made possible through the generosity of the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency; The Karan-Weiss Foundation; and the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust. 
 

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Christina Rosenberger is the Research Coordinator at the Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art at the Harvard University Art Museums, where she studies the materials and techniques of modern and contemporary artists. Her work bridges the disciplines of art history, conservation and conservation science, and includes investigations of works by Brice Marden, Jackson Pollock and Cy Twombly. Ms. Rosenberger has a particular interest in the work of Agnes Martin. Her research on Martin's work h

 
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