Jennifer R. Henneman, Assistant Curator, Denver Art Museum
Dinner & Lecture
Members / Students $15
6 pm | Cocktails
7 pm | Dinner
8 pm | Lecture
While Frederic Remington is often thought of as a western character, namely because of the subject matter of his artwork, he was in fact a cosmopolitan New Yorker who socialized with America’s most important artists at the turn of the twentieth century. This talk will consider his relationship with the American Impressionists, including John Henry Twachtman, Julian Alden Wier, and Childe Hassam, with whom he regularly socialized at the Player’s Club in New York City, and discuss how these artists influenced the development of his artistic technique and philosophy.
Jennifer R. Henneman, PhD is Assistant Curator at the Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the Denver Art Museum. Her interdisciplinary transatlantic research, which has taken her from the wilds of the American West to the cosmopolitan streets of London, reflects her own upbringing on a cattle ranch in Montana and her interest in the dominant cultural and artistic spheres of the late Victorian era. Most recently she co-curated Backstory: Western American Art in Context (March 2016 – February 2017), an exhibition in collaboration with the History Colorado Center that told the story of the West through art and artifact.
Jennifer received a PhD in 19th century British and American Art and Visual Culture from the University of Washington, an MA in Non-Western Art History from Richmond, the American International University in London, and BAs in Studio Art and French from Montana State University. During her doctoral degree she completed research fellowships at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, TX, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, WY, and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas in Austin. Her curatorial and collections experience includes posts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Morris Graves Foundation, the Henry Art Gallery, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Image: Frederic Remington, Buffalo Runners–Big Horn Basin, Oil on canvas, 1909
Courtesy Sid Richardson Museum, Fort Worth, Texas