Virtual Speaker Series: Painting by Numbers: Data-Driven Histories of Nineteenth Century Art, by author, Diana Seaves Greenwald
Thursday, April 29th, 5:00-6:00pm PST on Zoom
Please join the Harvard Club of Sacramento on Thursday, April 29th from 5:00 pm - 6 pm, as we welcome Diana Seaves Greenwald, Assistant Curator of the Collection, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, to our Virtual Lecture Series. Diana, will discuss her latest book, Painting by Numbers: Data-Driven Histories of Nineteenth Century Art. An art and economic historian, Diana uses both statistical and qualitative analyses to explore the relationship between art and broader social and economic change in the United States and France.
"beautifully deploys economic history and quantitative analysis to gain new insight into nineteenth-century art. Greenwald’s groundbreaking, generous book shows the power of data to expand art history’s interpretive possibilities."—Steven Nelson, dean of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art
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This event is sponsored by the Harvard Clubs of Sacramento.
Biography: Diana Seaves Greenwald
Diana Seave Greenwald is an art historian and economic historian. Her work uses both statistical and qualitative analyses to explore the relationship between art and broader social and economic change during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, particularly in the United States and France. Her first book, Painting by Numbers: Data Driven Histories of Nineteenth Century Art, was recently published by Princeton University Press.
Diana is currently the Assistant Curator of the Collection at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Prior to joining the Gardner, she was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., working in the departments of American and British Paintings and Modern Prints and Drawings.
She received a D.Phil. in History from the University of Oxford. Before doctoral study, Diana earned an M.Phil. in Economic and Social History from Oxford and received a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Columbia University.