Sep 21, 2017

Large-Scale Retrospective to Open at Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery

Robert S. Neuman: Impulse and Discipline is set to open at the Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery at Keene State College on Friday, September 22, 2017.

This is the latest large-scale retrospective of Neuman's work and the most comprehensive to date. The exhibition explores Neuman's identity as a major, distinctive figure within the landscape of post-war American art. His brand of "emblematic expressionism" gives him a distinctive place in the history of abstract expressionism; the full scope of this unique artistic style will be on display at this exhibit

The location of the exhibition has unique resonance; Neuman founded the Keene State Art Department in 1972 and was awarded Professor Emeritus in 1992. 

The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 22, from 5- 7 p.m. at the Thorne Sagendorph Gallery, 229 Main St, Keene, NH 03435

There will also be two panel discussions associated with the exhibition this fall. 

Robert S. Neuman: Artist as Teacher, Teacher as Artist
Friday, October 13th, 6:30– 8 p.m.

This informal discussion between Neuman's former students from Keene State College, Harvard’s Carpenter Center, and Brown University will shed light on Neuman's identity as a teacher and mentor.

Robert S. Neuman and Post-War Art: A Panel Discussion
Saturday, November 4th, 2– 4 p.m.

Curator Joseph Ketner, art historian Lisa Crossman, and critic Carl Little discuss the artistic and intellectual path Neuman followed throughout his career.