Curator Talk: On Human Nature, Animal Culture

Kathleen Chapman

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 pm


Join guest curator Kathleen Chapman for a virtual tour and conversation of the Frye's latest exhibition Human Nature, Animal Culture. The exhibition focuses on portrayals of domesticated animals from the Frye's collection as a way to examine how human-animal relations have shifted over time, and to reflect upon the role that art plays in mediating our relationships with animals more broadly.

Live captioning will be available for this program.

About the presenter

Kathleen Chapman is an associate professor of art history at Virginia Commonwealth University. She specializes in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European art, particularly German modernism. Her publications include Expressionism and Poster Design in Germany 1905–1922: Between Spirit and Commerce (2019) and articles focusing on art, visual culture, and collecting practices in Wilhelmine and Weimar Germany.

Heinrich von Zügel. Three Young Cows with their Drover in the High Meadow Grass, Worth, 1912. Oil on canvas. 21 x 31 3/4 in. Founding Collection, Gift of Charles and Emma Frye, 1952.206. Photo: Jueqian Fang


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The event will be hosted on Zoom, an online platform. If joining by video, your image and/or name may be visible to others. When logging in, you may choose to hide your video, or to rename yourself using a pseudonym, if you would like to protect your privacy. While attendees are encouraged to join from a private location where discussion will not be overheard, confidentiality is not guaranteed. This session may be recorded and used by the Frye Art Museum in its sole discretion.