Visiting Scholars in Conversation: Lauren Applebaum & Adam Thomas

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"American Art and Its Institutions in a Time of Transformation"
Visiting Scholars in Conversation: Lauren Applebaum & Adam Thomas
Virtual Visit, October 12, 4-5:30PM

Lauren Applebaum is the Jim and Betty Becher Curator of American Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art. She received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research concentrates on the visual and material culture of North America from the colonial period to the present, with a particular focus on the intersections of art and craft with histories of technology, media studies, and communication practices. Her work has been supported by institutions including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), the Huntington Library, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Adam M. Thomas is Curator of American Art at the Palmer Museum of Art and Affiliate Assistant Professor of Art History at Penn State. He is the author of From the Rooftops: John Sloan and the Art of a New Urban Space (Penn State University Press, 2019) and a contributing author to Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art (University of Chicago Press, 2021) and Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art (University of Oklahoma Press, 2016), among other publications. Prior to joining the Palmer in 2015, he worked on curatorial projects at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Phillips Collection.

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