In early January 2020, the Jesse Peter Museum opened our archives to two visitors from the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. Elizabeth Kornhauser, Curator of American Painting and Sculpture, and Shannon Vittoria, Research Assistant, were on the west coast doing research for an upcoming exhibit at the Met inspired by their recent acquisition of French-trained American artist Jules Tavernier’s (1844-1889) painting Dance in a Subterranean Round House at Clear Lake, California (1878). The show will bring together works from public and private collections in the US to tell the story of Tavernier’s extraordinary career and encounter with the Pomo peoples in northern California.
Pictured from left:
Elizabeth Kornhauser (Curator of American Painting and Sculpture, New York Metropolitan Museum), Rachel Minor (Curator / Supervisor - Jesse Peter Museum), Theresa Molino (Director, Jesse Peter Museum), Shannon Vittoria (Research Assistant, New York Metropolitan Museum).
Jules Tavernier(1844-1889) Dance in a Subterranean Round House at Clear Lake, California (1878)