Historic Tuesday Talk March 26 Focuses on Expressionism, Feminist Spirit in Early 20th Century German Art


Joshua Newth and Jessica Lambert

“Expressionism and the Feminist Spirit in Early 20th Century German Art” will be the focus of the March 26 installment in the “Historic Tuesday Talk” series in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

Joshua Newth, instructor and interim foundations coordinator in Southeast’s Department of Art and Design, and Jessica Lambert, a local artist and Southeast alumna, will give the presentation at 7 p.m., which is free and open to the public.

Expressionism was an early 20th century artistic style that sought to express and emphasize the meaning of an emotional experience. In this male dominated genre, a small number of women artists carved out a lasting legacy, exploring the nature of motherhood, politics, war and poverty. Inspired by the Post Impressionists, Fauves, African Art and modernity, these visual artists emphasized mark making and distorted colors and perspective to create an emotive sense of reality.

Newth teaches foundations courses, and his paintings and drawings express an affinity for nature and an exploration of the idea of beauty in the ordinary. He has exhibited nationally at the Toledo Museum of Art, Louisiana State University, Tampa Museum of Art and Hockaday Museum. He earned a Bachelor of Science in cell and developmental biology from Michigan State University and a Master of Fine Art in painting from Wayne State University.

Lambert, of  Cape Girardeau, Missouri,  is a 2018 Southeast graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture. A local artist, her work focuses on reproductive health and human interaction with a variety of media including sculpture, installation, printmaking and performance.

The “Historic Tuesday Talk” series takes place at 7 p.m. on select Tuesdays in the Crisp Museum. The talks consist of short, informational presentations and discussion sessions, and topics include movements, Civil War, World War I, riverboats, railroads, socio-cultural issues, space exploration, regional history, natural resources, fossils, geology and more. For more information, semo.edu/museum/education.html.

Crisp Museum is located at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus at 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri. For more information, email museum@semo.edu or call (573) 651-2260.