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Pleased to have presented at the 23rd Annual American Art Conference on Saturday, May 19th.

From 10:10-10:50AM, I was in conversation with Nancy Rivard Shaw for Framing Florine: Stettheimer at the Heart of Multiple Modernities. 

Then from 10:55-11:35AM, I presented Stettheimer Frames: Florine's Imaginative, Modern Surrounds.


Click here to see the brochure for the conference.

Exploring the Borders of Art: Picture Frames at the Barnes Foundation
Barnes Foundation Members-Only Lecture
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Allison Hardt
Senior Coordinator for Membership and Programs
“Thank you for a spectacular lecture...

I was greeted this morning by several emails from members who were just thrilled with their experiences on Saturday. People noted your professionalism, wit, eloquence, and the overall informative and interesting topic presented. Of course, we couldn’t agree more–from start to finish, it has been a true pleasure working with you… 

On behalf of all of us in Membership, thank you, thank you, thank you! 


Image credit: Ernest Lawson (American, 1873–1939), Landscape with Gnarled Trees, c. 1910. Oil on commercial wallboard. 20 x 23 7/8 in. (50.8 x 60.6 cm) BF389. Image © 2017 The Barnes Foundation.

What a difference a Frame makes...

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Learn why curators and collectors across the United States have come to rely on Suzanne’s scholarship and experience to present their artwork appropriately and sensitively.

"There is no one who has a greater depth of knowledge of American frames and frame history than Suzanne Smeaton. She has an incredible eye for art and an ability to bring together the perfect marriage of painting and frame. I had the very great pleasure, over many years, of working with Suzanne to reframe some of the most important and beloved American paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery. Her passion and enthusiasm for each project was contagious." 

– Helen A. Cooper, Holcombe T. Green Curator Emeritus of American Paintings and Sculpture, Yale University Art Gallery

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