Working It Out: A conversation with artist Bea Nettles and curator Mary Statzer


Sepia colored photo of a woman looking wide-eyed at the camera. She has on a star crown over her long, flowing hair and a blouse covered in stars. She is the photographer, and this is a self portrait.
Bea Nettles, Star Lady, 1970. Gelatin silver print. George Eastman Museum. Gift of the artist © Bea Nettles
Feb 25, 2021 - 4 pm
Virtual event
Sponsored by McKinley Foundation Artists' Alley

Please join Bea Nettles, mixed media artist, and Mary Statzer, PhD, Curator of Prints & Photographs at the University of New Mexico Art Museum, for a conversation about Bea’s life and career, spanning fifty years.

Nettles and Statzer will discuss Bea Nettles’s working process, self-representation, and how art can help the maker and the viewer negotiate life’s challenges.

They will also talk about Bea’s career in broader terms and what it was like to be a trailblazing female artist and educator.

This talk, sponsored by the McKinley Foundation Artists’ Alley, is presented on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition, Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory, at Krannert Art Museum, on view through March 6. The exhibition is organized by the George Eastman Museum and the Sheldon Art Galleries.

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Registration is required to participate and is being managed through the McKinley Foundation. 

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