Kimberly Smith gave a talk entitled “Maria Marc’s Letters” at the conference “Crossing Borders: Marianne Werefkin and the Cosmopolitan Women Artists in Her Circle.” This international conference took place on September 11-12, 2014 at the Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum in Bremen, Germany, and was held in cooperation with Jacobs University, Bremen. Maria Marc is little known even in German art history, and even less so in Anglo-American scholarship. Smith’s talk addressed Maria Marc’s writing, from letters to provenance notes, as a generative act that should be considered crucial to our understanding of Blaue Reiter Expressionism. For more information on the conference and its accompanying exhibition, see the museum’s website.
Kim Smith, professor of art history, gave an invited lecture on May 18, 2013 at a German Expressionism Symposium held by the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Oregon, in conjunction with an exhibition of Expressionist prints. Her talk was entitled “Primitivism and Perception in the Work of Franz Marc.” The event was organized by distinguished scholar Sherwin Simmons, and honored his retirement from the profession after forty years of important contributions to the field of German art history.
Kimberly Smith gave an invited lecture at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows Museum on April 10, as part of the Alessandra Comini Lecture Series organized by the Department of Art History. Her talk was entitled “Learning to See: Franz Marc and Robert Delaunay”.