Notes from the Field: Sporting Art by Ogden Pleissner

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room  { MAP } Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

GUEST SPEAKER:

Katie Wood Kirchhoff

Associate Curator
Shelburne Museum

What do a pair of Bean boots, a tuxedo, and a deerstalker hat have in common? Join us as we investigate archival treasures that illuminate the hunting and fishing pictures of Ogden Pleissner (1905-1983), an American 20th-century painter who spent many years in southern Vermont. Together we will hike the dusty landscapes of Dubois, Wyoming, float through old-growth forests on the Restigouche River in New Brunswick, Canada, explore the piney lowlands of the exclusive Okeetee Club in Ridgeland, South Carolina, and more.

Trained as a specialist in American art history, decorative arts, and material culture, Katie Wood Kirchhoff holds a BA from Smith College, an MA from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, and a PhD from the University of Delaware. Katie has worked for a range of museums and cultural organizations including the American Philosophical Society, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, and is currently the associate curator at Shelburne Museum where she researches and organizes exhibitions focusing on the museum’s historic collections of American fine, folk, and decorative arts.