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Verso University's CT Art Trail Series: Art Museum at University of Saint Joseph

December 5, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

In celebration of Verso University's exploration of the CT Art Trail, join us on December 5, at 11 am, for a presentation about The Art Museum at University of Saint Joseph, located in West Hartford, Connecticut.

This event will take place in the Brooks Place program room on the Library's main level. Please register for this free event HERE.

The collection of the Art Museum at University of Saint Joseph was founded in 1937 with an initial gift of American art from a Hartford parish priest, including paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe, Thomas Hart Benton, and Milton Avery. Ann Sievers, director and curator of the Art Museum, will discuss the history and development of the collection as well as the many ways it is used to advance teaching and learning at the University, train K-12 educators, and provide programming for the wider community. A longtime member of the Connecticut Art Trail, the Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Ann Sievers has been director and curator of the Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph since 2002. A specialist in works of art on paper, her previous curatorial post was at the Smith College Museum of Art, where she was in charge of prints, drawings, and photographs. She has organized nationally and internationally touring exhibitions, including a show of master drawings presented at the Uffizi Gallery (Florence, Italy) and the Fondacion La Caixa (Madrid, Spain). Her exhibitions at University of Saint Joseph include In Memoriam (2018), which examined commemorative works by an international roster of contemporary artists, Tajima in Relief (2021), featuring one of Japan’s most prominent 20th century abstract printmakers, and the upcoming Evolution and Revolution: Identity and Power in Puerto Rican and Diasporican Art (Spring 2024). She holds degrees in art history from Wellesley College and Boston University.


Each month, Verso University will bring individual curators and/or museum directors, from the CT Art Trail membership to the Library for a deeper dive into that museum’s particular mission and exhibits past and present. Participants will  have an opportunity for deeper learning and gain an insider’s view of the museums, their collections and history, along with an invitation for an on-site visit. The Connecticut Art Trail is a nationally recognized partnership between 23 world-class museums and historic sites, created to promote Connecticut’s rich cultural assets.

Verso University is the Library’s lifelong learning and education initiative, serving up year-round offerings of classes, workshops, and lectures designed to further education and learning. Offerings run the gamut of educational opportunities, ranging from one-time lectures to ongoing courses to classes that meet weekly or perhaps monthly.

Verso University programs are made possible by the generous support of the Nancy J. Beard Lifelong Learning and Education Fund.

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December 5, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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