Samuel Rosenberg, Painter: A Vision of the Hill 1930
A discussion with Barbara Long Jones, Curator Emerita at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, and Laurence Glascoe, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh. A revered painter and teacher, Rosenberg spent his career in Pittsburgh and counted Andy Warhol as a student.
Time & Location
Nov 09, 2022, 7:00 PM
Rodef Shalom Congregation & Online, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
About the Event
Barbara Long Jones, Curator Emerita at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, and Laurence Glascoe, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh, will discuss artist Samuel Rosenberg. The talk begins at 7:00 P.M. and is open to the public. Rosenberg, a revered painter and teacher, spent his career in Pittsburgh. Andy Warhol, among many others, was his student. Several of his pieces are in our Rodef Shalom Congregation collection.
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Barbara L. Jones, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art's first Curator, joined the museum in October 1995, was promoted to Chief Curator in 2009, and was named Curator Emerita upon her retirement after 26 ½ years in April, 2022. As a member of the Senior Management team, she had overall responsibility for the Museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions. With a concentration in the primary fields of nineteenth and twentieth-century American art, she holds Master's degrees in both Art History and Museum Studies from Syracuse University and has a record of published research in American and regional art.
A member of the American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Art Museum Curators, she juries both national and regional art exhibitions and has lectured widely. With an exceptional museum team, she completed the redesign and reinstallation of all the renovated and expanded galleries of The New Westmoreland in 2015. Jones served as a member and Chair of the Historic Architectural Review Board for the City of Greensburg from 2007 ̶ 2019. She recently joined the Steering Committee of the Westmoreland Land Trust’s Carl A. Schwarz Memorial Nature and Art Park.
Laurence A. Glasco, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the History Department of the University of Pittsburgh. Since coming to the University in 1969, he has focused on African American history, both locally and globally. He has studied the history of Black Pittsburgh for the past decade. He researched and narrated a recent exhibition on slavery in early Pittsburgh, Free at Last? which is available online at http://www.library.pitt.edu/freeatlast. Among Dr. Glasco’s numerous publications on the history of Black Pittsburgh are The 1940s: The Best of Times, August Wilson: Pittsburgh Places in His Life and Plays, and Teenie Harris: A Biography.
Glasco received the Pittsburgh Courier’s Men of Excellence award, the YWCA’s Racial Justice Award and TALK magazine’s Black History Merit Award. He works toward the preservation of historic Black sites in Pittsburgh as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation and a member of the Young Preservationists Association. Several round-the-world voyages with the Semester at Sea program, and regular visits to Cuba, have helped Glasco place the story of Black Pittsburgh in a global perspective.