Flushing, NY – The Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College announces series of important lectures related to it’s current exhibition: Biala: Vision and Memory. The lectures series runs throughout the duration of this historic and comprehensive exhibition which brings together paintings, collages, and drawings from across seven decades the artist’s career from the late 1920s to the 1990s. Additionally, the exhibition displays books by celebrated author Ford Madox Ford for which Biala provided illustrations, as well as personal photographs, exhibition catalogues and announcements that document her social and artistic circles in New York and Paris. The exhibition will also feature a documentary about Biala, filmed in the artist’s studio in 1994. A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition, with an essay by its guest curator Diane Kelder, Professor Emerita of Art History at The Graduate Center, CUNY.
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
all events will be held at Godwin-Ternbach Museum, 405 Klapper Hall
Thursday, September 12, 5-7 pm
Exhibition walk-through with Diane Kelder, 6 pm
Lecture Series: Thursdays at 6 pm
Diane Kelder, “Biala: Themes and Variations”
Mary Maxwell, poet and art critic
“The Summer at Benfolly”
Jason Andrew, Curator, Archivist, Estate of Janice Biala
“The Shared Life and Love of Janice Biala and Ford Madox Ford”
Amy Winter, Director, Godwin-Ternbach Museum
“Les Girls: Women Artists in the 1950s”
Film Series: Wednesdays from 12-1 pm
9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23
Parade’s End, a sweeping five-part series adapted by Tom Stoppard from Ford Madox Ford’s groundbreaking novel set during WWI revolves around a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette.
This exhibition has been made possible through major funding from the J.M. Kaplan Fund and the Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Charitable Trust. Additional funding was provided by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the Friends of the Godwin-Ternbach Museum.