Wanda M. Corn, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita, Stanford University, is preparing a 2011 exhibition and book--Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories--for the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco and the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. Retired from teaching in 2007, she continues to be a guest curator of major museum exhibitions. Her museum exhibitions and books include The Color of Mood: American Tonalism 1990-1910 (1972);The Art of Andrew Wyeth (1973); and Grant Wood: The Regionalist Vision (1983). In 2005-06, she transformed her major study, The Great American Thing: Modern Art and American Identity, 1915-35, published by University of California Press in 1999, into a museum exhibition. Dr. Corn's scholarship on transatlantic modernism focuses on the exchanges and interdependencies of modern artists in Paris and New York, conceptualizing an Atlantic rim of avant-garde culture. Her current research at the Beinecke Library on Gertrude Stein is an extension of this work. She has just completed a book on the decorations women artists made for the 1893 Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
The exhibition gallery is closed while the library's building is under renovation.
Temporary Reading Room Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm
The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.