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Former Maier curator to offer 2002 Thayer Lecture

10/28/2002 11:08:00 AM

    LYNCHBURG, Va. — Nancy Mowll Mathews, former curator of the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, will return to the College on Monday, Oct. 28 at 4:30 P.M. to present this year’s Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture. Mathews’ address, titled "Self-Consciousness and Representation of the Real in Art and Film ca. 1900" will be held in room 315 of the Martin Science Building and is free and open to the public.

Mathews was the director and curator of the Maier from 1977 through 1984. During her time at R-MWC, she also served as an associate professor and, eventually, chair of the College’s department of art. Currently she is the Eugenie Prendergast Senior Curator at the Williams College Museum of Art in Williams, Mass., a position she has held since 1988. Mathews is known as an authority on late nineteenth and early twentieth-century art, and especially for her work on Mary Cassatt, Maurice Prendergast, and Paul Gauguin. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Goucher College, her master’s degree at Case-Western Reserve University, and her doctorate at the New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts.

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