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Faculty Research Fellows Zoom Talk with Richard Meyer

Photo of Richard Meyer
November 5, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Clayman Faculty Affiliates are welcome to attend the Zoom seminars.  All Stanford academics are eligible to become Clayman Institute Faculty Affiliates. Please RSVP to Wendy Skidmore if you wish to attend.

Richard Meyer: "The Nude in Peggy Guggenheim’s Living Room”
 
This paper is drawn from a larger project on Morris Hirshfield, a Brooklyn tailor and slipper-maker who achieved international recognition as a self-taught painter in the 1940s. Among the most prominent of Hirshfield’s collectors was the heiress and pioneering taste-maker Peggy Guggenheim.  This paper considers how gender and sexuality unexpectedly shaped the display of a Hirshfield painting in the townhouse Guggenheim shared with the surrealist Max Ernst, her husband at the time.
 

Richard Meyer is Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History.

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