A conversation with Dr. Jonathan Stuhlman and Mark Scala
Join Frist Art Museum chief curator Mark Scala and organizing curator of Southern/Modern Dr. Jonathan Stuhlman for this conversation about modern art as a progressive force in the American South between 1913 and 1955. Following William Faulkner’s famous statement, “The past is never dead. . . . It’s not even past,” the curators will discuss the exhibition in the context of both history and today’s South, considering such themes as Southern identity, the environment, race and class, and the role of universities and museums in supporting creativity and innovation in the region.
About Dr. Jonathan Stuhlman
Dr. Jonathan Stuhlman is the senior curator of American art at The Mint Museum, where he has worked since 2006. He also served from 2013 to 2019 as the museum’s curator of modern and contemporary art. He previously held curatorial positions at the Norton Museum of Art, the University of Virginia Art Museum, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Stuhlman received his BA from Bowdoin College, his MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his PhD from the University of Virginia. He has organized and contributed to the catalogues of numerous traveling exhibitions, including Georgia O’Keeffe: Circling around Abstraction; From New York to Corrymore: Robert Henri and Ireland; Double Solitaire: The Surreal Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy; Seeing the World Within: Charles Seliger in the 1940s; Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100; John Leslie Breck: American Impressionist; American Made: Painting and Sculpture from the DeMell Jacobsen Collection; and, most recently, Southern/Modern.