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Lunch & Look At Home Charlie Russell's Holiday Greetings


Last updated 11/9/2021 at 8:02pm

Join the Stark Museum of Art from your home as we toast the holiday season during Lunch & Look @ Home: Charlie Russell's Holiday Greetings on Thursday, December 2, 2021, from Noon – 1:00 p.m. (central standard time). In this one-hour program, Curator Sarah E. Boehme will discuss the Christmas and New Year's cards and letters that Charles Marion Russell sent to friends and family. The program is free to the public and attendees must register in advance. The program is in conjunction with the Stark Museum's exhibit "Christmas from Charlie: Charles M. Russell Holiday Greetings." Dr. Boehme will explore the works in that exhibit, supplemented with examples from other museums. "Russell loved the holidays and he took great pleasure in preparing Christmas cards and letters with his illustrations and writings. Through these documents, we can see how he observed Christmas in the rural West of the early twentieth century. In looking at that time in history, we can also address universal themes of joy and sometimes sorrow at the holiday time," commented Boehme. "Charlie Russell's illustrated letters are beloved works of art from our collection, and I know we will have participants from across the country joining us as we take a closer look at the exhibition and other examples of his work with Dr. Boehme," says Jennifer Restauri Dickinson, Director, Education. "I hope you'll make time during the busy holiday season to slow down and enjoy this special presentation of Russell's holiday-themed art that might just inspire you to add your own illustrations to your holiday greetings!" Participants must register for this FREE program in advance. Registration will close on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. (central standard time). The program will be facilitated live through Zoom at the Stark Museum of Art. Participants are encouraged to download Zoom prior to the event. A recording of the program will be made available at a later date at and the museum's YouTube channel. Christmas from Charlie: Charles M. Russell Holiday Greetings is on view at the Stark Museum of Art through January 8, 2022. The exhibition features a selection of holiday greetings the artist sent to friends. His words and pictures spread good cheer.


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