A Conversation with BCCNY Alum Jane Allen Petrick

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Date(s) - Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard College

Wednesday, January 22 – 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Project Continuum & BCCNY present BCCNY member and author Jane Allen Petrick B’67 in conversation with Art History Professor Elizabeth Hutchinson about Ms. Petrick’s new book, Hidden in Plain Sight:  The Other People in Norman Rockwell’s America, Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall.

The author of several books on topics ranging from biography to workplace issues, Ms. Petrick was an economics major at Barnard and obtained a PhD. in organizational psychology from Saybrook University.  She was a columnist for the Knight Ridder Newswire, and her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, the Denver Post and the Washington Post.

In Hidden in Plain Sight: The Other People in Norman Rockwell’s America, Ms. Petrick explores what motivated Norman Rockwell to put people of color in his artwork.  In so doing, she persuasively documents the famous illustrator’s deep commitment to and pointed portrayals of multiculturalism.

Professor Huchinson teaches courses on American visual culture from the colonial period through the early twentieth century.  Her classes focus on both fine art and mass culture and trace the material expressions of the diverse populations of North America.

Refreshments will be served at 6:00 PM.  The program begins at 6:30 PM. No admission charge.  Books are available to purchase through the Office of Alumnae Affairs and are available in paperback through Amazon.com for $15.38.  Registration is required in advance in order to be included on the guest list.  To register, e-mail www.alumnaeaffairs@barnard.edu or call (212) 854-2005. BCCNY is not accepting reservations for this event.