September 23, 2021
Image of Andrew and Jamie Wyeth by Peter Ralston

Image of Andrew and Jamie Wyeth by Peter Ralston

SOLD OUT! — Messy Painting and Fleeting Moments: The Studio Practice of Andrew and Jamie Wyeth
Public Lecture by dr. timothy james standring
Thursday, September 23 at 7:00pm

This event is now sold out! To register for our waitlist, please send an email to, subject line: “Timothy Standring Lecture”. Please include your name, phone number, and number of attendees, our School will then follow up to confirm your booking.

With engaging whimsy combined with scholarly insights, Dr. Standring will focus his lecture on the studio practices of Andrew and Jamie Wyeth for whom inspiration for their great works came in a flash. Both artists would bring their fleeting ideas to visible form while simultaneously striving to sustain the instantaneity of the moment. Both, as Standing will show, capitalize on the interplay between imagination, memory, and experience channeled through their dazzling technical abilities. His observations, furthermore, help establish a refreshingly new look at artists working in the vernacular of realism.

Brief Biography:

Dr. Timothy James Standring is Curator Emeritus at the Denver Art Museum.  In addition to curating Becoming Van Gogh, an exhibition that attracted over 250,000 visitors in Denver, Standring has  curated eighteen other exhibitions, including Inspiring Impressionism; Sargent and Italy; Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio; Castiglione: Lost Genius; Degas: A Passion for Perfection; and Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker. His next exhibition Whistler to Cassatt, American Artists in France, opens in Denver on November 12th, 2021.

Prior to his curatorial activities, Dr. Standring spent much of his career in academia, received many fellowships, and published many articles for a wide variety of journals on topics that include the art collecting habits of 17th-century Roman patrons, monographic studies on European artists, British watercolor sketching, Impressionist portraits, and reviews of exhibitions on works by Claude Lorraine, Nicolas Poussin, Gianlorenzo Bernini, Giovanni Boldini, Vincent Van Gogh, Salvatore Rosa, Caravaggio, Hyman Bloom, and Edward Hopper.

Standring is also an accomplished watercolorist.