2021 PLEIN AIR PLUS EXHIBITION
LBIF is pleased to present the Annual Juried Plein Air / Plein Air + Exhibition opening
Saturday, September 18 featuring skilled plein air painters from across the country.
Reception and Juror Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 12pm-3pm.
On Sunday, September 26 from 12pm – 3pm, join Juror Kathleen Foster, Senior Curator of American Art and Director of the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as she announces the Plein Air prize winners, speaks about the exhibition, and discusses the most recent renovations that Frank Gehry and his team of architects have made to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Foster’s talk will begin at 1pm. Light refreshments will be served.
About Juror, Kathleen Foster: Kathleen Foster is the Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Senior Curator of American Art and Director of the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. With degrees from Wellesley and Yale, she has held curatorial posts at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Indiana University Art Museum, and taught at Williams College, Temple University, Indiana University, and the University of Pennsylvania, where she is currently an adjunct professor in the History of Art. She has published work on topics in American art from the late eighteenth-century to the present, with a particular emphasis on the work of Thomas Eakins, including the prize-winning Thomas Eakins Rediscovered (1997), two essays in the catalogue for the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Thomas Eakins (2001), the reconstruction of Eakins’ own drawing manual (2005), and the recent An Eakins Masterpiece Restored: Seeing The Gross Clinic Anew (2012). Her most recent project at the PMA was the exhibition and book, American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent (2017), with its affiliated research website. She is currently leading the Museum’s team in planning for the installation of the new Early American Art galleries, part of the major renovation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.