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Gallery Talk: Building a Collection for Teaching: Helen Farr Sloan’s Gifts to the University’s Museums

Apr 10, 2024
5:00 pm  -  6:00 pm
Location: University of Delaware, Old College Hall, Newark, DE 19711
Free

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While widely acknowledged for her efforts to steward the artistic legacy of husband John Sloan, Helen Farr Sloan was a 20th-century artist and educator herself who advocated for women’s place in the history of art and for students to have the opportunity to learn from original works of art. The exhibition Building a Collection for Teaching: Helen Farr Sloan’s Gifts to the University’s Museums explores a selection of the nearly 1,400 artworks Farr Sloan donated to UD for students to study and engage with.

Join Ashley Rye-Kopec, curator of the exhibition on view, and Heather Campell Coyle, curator of American art at the Delaware Art Museum, as they delve into a conversation about Farr Sloan and her legacy in Delaware.

This in-person event is free and open to the public.

Registration is requested.

Image: Helen at the Easel, 1947, 1950. John Sloan (1871–1951). Casein tempera underpaint; oil-varnish glaze on panel (some Shiva Ponsol colors used), 23 15/16 × 20 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Gift of the John Sloan Trust, 2006. © Delaware Art Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.