Join Alden Mason: Fly Your Own Thing guest curator Roger Hull and BAM Associate Curator Lane Eagles as they discuss the textures and techniques of prolific Northwest painter Alden Mason.
The conversation will be hosted on Zoom and will be followed by a Q&A with the audience (time permitting).
Registration closes June 24 at 11am PDT
Virtual (Pacific Daylight Time)
BAM Members: Free | Non-members: Suggested $5 donation
About the Speakers
Roger Hull is professor of art history emeritus at Willamette University, where he helped establish the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. As faculty curator at the museum, he organized twelve retrospective exhibitions of work by Oregon modern artists, including Manuel Izquierdo, Henk Pander, Louis Bunce, and Lucinda Parker. In conjunction with each exhibition, Hull wrote a monograph on the featured artist. These projects lead to the Alden Mason Foundation commissioning him to write the essay “Plenitude” for the forthcoming book on Mason, and the Bellevue Arts Museum to invite him to curate the exhibition Alden Mason: Fly Your Own Thing. Hull earned his master’s and PhD degrees at Northwestern University, his undergraduate degree at Whitman College. He is married to the artist Bonnie Hull.
Lane Eagles is the Associate Curator at Bellevue Arts Museum. Previously, she has served in curatorial and collections roles at the Henry Art Gallery, Museum of Pop Culture, and Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. She has also taught visual studies courses at Seattle Pacific University and Cornish College of the Arts. Eagles earned her BA in art history from the University of Oklahoma and her MA and PhD in art history from the University of Washington.
About Alden Mason
Alden Mason (1919–2013) was born in Everett, Washington, and grew up in the Skagit Valley, a watery world of birds, insects, tulips, and farms. He remained imaginatively tied to the area even after he left rural life in the 1940s to study visual art at the University of Washington. There, he earned two degrees and then joined the art faculty, training numerous artists active in the Northwest and beyond to this day. Mason is a popular and much-loved figure in the Puget Sound region, an artist whose work appeals to a wide swath of the public within and beyond the art world.