Sedona AZ (March 13, 2019) – The Fine Art Museum of Sedona (FAMoS) is proud to present Dr. Alyce Mahon who will be speaking on “Dorothea Tanning: From Sedona to Seillans.” Dr. Mahon will situate Tanning’s Sedona period and obsessive interest in the landscape, body, and desire, within her long career as a Surrealist, drawing on her research for the Dorothea Tanning retrospective exhibition that she curated for the Reina Sofia, Madrid and the Tate Modern, London, 2018-19. Considering that Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst lived in Sedona, Dr. Mahon will be researching her upcoming book on Tanning (Yale UniversityPress) while she is visiting Sedona.
In addition to her talk, the Fine Art Museum of Sedona will provide a luncheon that takes place at noon on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in the ballroom of the Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa, 2250 W. State Route 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336.
“As part of FAMoS’s community educational speaker series, Dr. Mahon continues our tradition of bringing world-class experts in the museum and art field to the Verde Valley,” says Chair, Mary Byrd.
Dr. Mahon has a very extensive resume. She has contributed to the accompanying catalogs for, and often acted as curatorial advisor to, major exhibitions on modern and contemporary art throughout her career.
Dr. Mahon is the department’s specialist in Modern and Contemporary Art History. She studied the History of Art & Architecture and Modern English at Trinity College Dublin, graduating with a double first and gold medal for exceptional academic achievement. Awarded both Chevening and British Academy scholarships for doctoral studies she moved to London to pursue a Ph.D. at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Dr. Mahon received her doctorate in 1999 and took up her position at Cambridge in 2000.
Dr. Mahon specializes in modern and contemporary art, photography, film and exhibition practice – from dada, Surrealism and the Sixties counter-culture to feminist and performance art. Her current research projects include books on the avant-garde ‘cult’ of the Marquis de Sade and his aesthetic of transgression, Jean-Jacques Lebel and his ‘Festival of Free Expression’ (1964-67), and the art and writings of Surrealist Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012).
Reservations to the buffet luncheon and lecture are $40 and tickets may be purchased in advance atwww.fineartmuseumofsedona.org . See News & Events on the website. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
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